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- Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
- Sandwich | Main Site | 4 Years | 21-SEP-20
If you are a forward thinker who is intrigued about what the future might look like, this course will not just help you to understand what to expect – it will help you design it. Product Design Futures looks at the future of design, challenging existing design direction and thinking and consideration of where it needs to go, informed by the exploration of design trends, societal change, emerging technologies and environmental issues.
Our innovative course has been developed to meet the future needs of design in a market where automation will transform professions and create new opportunities. Our graduates will be well placed to apply the knowledge and skills acquired on the course to future-proof their career.
This course focuses on the ethical development of new products whilst being sustainable and having less environmental impact. The industry increasingly needs to consider ethics and sustainability, so you will concentrate on the ethical development of new products and how they can be designed to solve real-world problems without causing environmental issues further down the line. Your learning will be informed by the exploration of design trends, societal change, emerging technologies and environmental considerations. You’ll develop your understanding of the impact that the design of products has on the world and the way we live. You will learn to take into account environmental and ethical issues such as the choice of materials, the use of energy, disposal and potential recyclability, which are key concerns for sustainable product lifecycles.
On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.
At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career so we offer every student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.
This course incorporates the latest design thinking and technological tools to produce graduates who understand global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of the design industry and environment.
- Scottish Higher
- UCAS Tariff
- GCSE/National 4/National 5
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
- OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Extended Project
- Access to HE Diploma
- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
104 - 120 tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
Bournemouth University courses are industry-informed and relevant: the university offers invaluable work placement opportunities to every student, as well as overseas exchanges. Combined with a beautiful coastal location and commitment to ensuring its learning and social spaces are modern and attractive, BU has something to offer everyone.