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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    24-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Product designers innovate the goods and services that enrich our everyday lives. This creative course concentrates on the design of innovative products, systems and services, including consumer goods, electronic gadgets, sustainable products, sports and healthcare equipment, packaging and transportation.This course is user-centred, encouraging you to develop your own individual style, vision and philosophy. Through a range of diverse and stimulating projects, you’ll explore the wide-ranging influence of product design thinking and creative methodologies on the product development process.Through a range of diverse and stimulating projects you will develop your understanding of the needs of users, markets and manufacturers in order to innovate, develop and test your designs from the first preliminary sketch through to the manufacture of fully functional prototypes.**Key features**- **Professional accreditation** | Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content. It also means you can become a student member of the CSD for free whilst studying.- **Inspiring spaces** | Work with our industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model making studio, 3D printing space and wood, metal and concrete workshops.- **Live projects** | Work on project briefs from companies such as Nestlé, PepsiCo, Speedo, W'innovate, Instrmnt, Herman Miller, and Matter.- **Placement year** | Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously, students have spent their placements at companies such as Disney, Hasbro and Roundhouse Design.- **Exhibitions and shows** | Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Show and nationally at events including New Designers in London. Recently, our students also exhibited their work at the Global Grad Show in Dubai.- **Competitions** | Add to your CV and challenge yourself by taking part in competitions and national events. Previously, our students have won the BPMA Student Design Innovation award as early as their first year on the course.- **Outstanding employability** | 100% of our BA (Hons) Product Design sandwich students are in work or further study within six months of finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey, 2016-2017).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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14,500per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

NTU’s four campuses give students modern learning facilities in a great environment.
International students will feel at home at NTU. With students and staff from over 150 nations, cultural diversity is a core part of its community.
NTU is focused on students’ future, with specific employability support and work experience opportunities on every course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    144 64%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    28th

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