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Product Design and Innovation BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Why is that phone handset that particular shape? How does that bagless vacuum cleaner work?

If you're creative, fascinated by the how and why of the objects you use every day, and get a kick out of solving problems, this BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation degree course will feed your curiosity and set you up for a career in creating and designing products.

You'll delve into the theories and methodologies you can use to create and improve the products we use. You'll unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life in efficient and cost-effective ways.

You'll graduate from this degree course able to work in areas such as product design, design management, consultancy, engineering, marketing and graphic design.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for Incorporated Engineer status (IEng).

This course is currently going through the process of re-accreditation with the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Use sophisticated computer software and rapid prototyping equipment to design new products and improve existing ones
  • Learn the fundamentals of illustration, computer-aided illustration, computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing technology
  • Have access to our 3D printing facilities
  • Learn how to use professional software including Photoshop, AutoCad, Creo, and Keyshot
  • Get the opportunity to put your new skills into practice on client projects through our links with professional organisations and design centres

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you'll be eligible for membership of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

What can you do with a Product Design and Innovation degree?

Armed with the expertise and knowledge you develop on this course, you'll be set for a career in fields such as:

  • computer-aided design (CAD)
  • visualisation
  • product data management
  • project management
  • manufacturing
  • research and development

What jobs can you do with a Product Design and Innovation degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • product design engineer
  • CAD designer
  • design manager

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 85 37

    44th out of 92 23

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    113 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    115 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%



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