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Product Design MSc/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Full-time | Llandaff Campus | 1 year | SEP-19
  • Full-time | Llandaff Campus | 1 year | SEP-19
  • Part-time | Llandaff Campus | 2 years | SEP-19

Key information

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  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    96th

    19
  • Subject Ranking

    61st

    8 (Art & Design)
  • Research Quality

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    2.94

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

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    0.20

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Science

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    SEP-19

Course Summary

This one-year taught course is primarily aimed at design graduates who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of cutting edge product design practice. It aims to produce successful individuals who can: understand the whole of the professional design development process and how the initial phases flow to inform the latter stages; appreciate commercial realities and the designer’s role in business; design desirable products for bespoke, batch or mass manufacture; understand sustainability, inclusively, and other important ethical and social issues that must be considered by today’s designers; have traditional design skills such as sketching, dealing with form, communication and innovation; are able to use design tools such as 3D CAD, CAM and rapid prototyping in order to optimise the design and reduce time to market.

Cardiff School of Art & Design and the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research have pooled their substantial design and manufacturing expertise to produce this unique course that will equip students with an advanced knowledge of the techniques, technologies and tools being used by today’s designers. The Cardiff School of Art & Design have substantial expertise in the delivery of courses at the interface of engineering and product design whilst the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research is one of the UK’s leading centres for rapid product design & development whose expertise covers the whole process from design management, concept and detailed design, ergonomics and CAD to prototyping, tooling and batch manufacture. This course will tap into the cutting edge research and development work being carried out in the field of product design and rapid product manufacture with companies such as Samsung along with three of the UK’s top five design consultancies. On completion of the course, graduates may expect to find employment in design consultancies or manufacturing companies anywhere in the world. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

Tuition Fees

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£9,000 per year

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University information

University Ranking

96th

About this University

Cardiff Metropolitan University is located in the exciting and lively city of Cardiff. It delivers practice-focused and professionally recognised education across its academic schools.

Address

Llandaff Campus

Western Avenue

Cardiff

CF5 2YB

UNITED KINGDOM