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Product Design Futures BA (Hons)

Bournemouth University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
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  • Sandwich | Main Site | 4 Years | 21-SEP-20

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    W420

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    70th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    25th

    5 (Art & Design)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    118

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    76

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.26

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Introduction

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.

Course details

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.

Placements

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.

Careers

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.

Entry Requirements

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Scottish Higher
  • 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

Details

104 - 120 tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

70th

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.

Address

Main Site

Talbot Campus

Fern Barrow

Poole

BH12 5BB

UNITED KINGDOM