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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview** Do you want to create flawless designs? Craft sleek products from scratch, taking them from scale drawings to the final prototype? On this IED accredited course, you’ll view product design as a science, creating technical products such as electronic devices and complex 3D images. You’ll be able to create your own products, learning how to present your ideas for manufacture.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**Embrace the technical side of design. You’ll use a range of industry standard 3D CAD and CAD/CAM systems, and some fantastic workshop facilities to produce 3D models, fully working prototypes, computer models and animations to demonstrate your design solutions. You’ll explore different solutions for a number of areas, working with real clients as you use your expertise to create products with a purpose.We’ve invested in workshops that replicate those you’ll find at global product companies. We keep on top of the best equipment, using professional facilities and software for your designing needs. Our course is also accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). Our staff are all designers themselves and keep updated on the challenges that surround the industry. With London only a short train journey away, we can bring in industry professionals to run a range of masterclasses, as well as enabling you to get the opportunity to work on a series of live briefs for real clients in our well-equipped studios.**What facilities can I use?**You will undertake computer-aided design with our 3D CAD and CAD/CAM systems, as well as having access to some fantastic workshop facilities to produce 3D models, fully working prototypes, computer models and animations.**What will I study?**With your skills as a product designer, you’ll be able to adapt to many different areas. We look at special effects, medical equipment design, games environment design, technical illustration, model making and architectural visualisation. Part of the role involves working closely with clients as you examine exactly what they want as an end product.We believe that Product Design has a major role to play in the technological revolution. We’re developing students who can make a difference. Already, our graduates have gone on to work with huge companies such as Maclaren, Nokia and Microsoft. Even our current students create products that get taken forward into manufacture.**What are my career prospects?**Graduates of this course have gone on to a wide range of careers such as product designer for Nokia, model makers for Sony, aerospace designer for BAE, and engineering designer for BMW, as well as progressing to further study. Some students also go on to start their own design business and work within design consultancies.Our BSc (Hons) Product Design course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities, such as:- Product Designer- Industrial Designer- Automotive designer- Model maker- Design Engineer- Exhibition and Event Designer- Furniture and Kitchen Designer- Display Designer- CAD Visualiser and Technician- Production and Set Designer or Prop Designer and Maker.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,250per year

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    107th

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 87 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    104 47%

    80th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%

    71st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    8th

    66

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