Product Design at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

This exciting very hands on practical approach we take on the BA (Hons) Product Design programme provides an educational and creative framework that enable you to become professional product designers and will ultimately give you, as graduates, the knowledge and tools to explore, experiment and find interesting solutions to complex problems. The curriculum will provide you with the right transferable skills required to be problem-solvers and creative product design thinkers. These traits include having the ability to empathise so that you fully understand who you are solving the problem for and why and how it benefits society. The course will help you gain a solid understanding of the processes, practices and expectations of a future product design culture in an international workplace which is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Throughout the course, engagement with industry experts and real work experience will be embedded into the core elements of learning and assessment.


Year 1: Material Integration 1 (Core), Design Resolution 1 (Core), Design Investigation 1 (Core), Technical Studies and Representation 1 (Core), History and Theory 1 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 1 (Core) Year 2: Material Integration 2 (Core), Design Resolution 2 (Core), Design Investigation 2 (Core), Technical Studies and Representation 2 (Core), History and Theory 2 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 2 (Core) Year 3: Material Integration 3 (Core), Design Resolution 3 (Core), Design Investigation 3 (Core), Technical Studies and Representation 3 (Core), History and Theory 3 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 3 (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

No exams are taken to appraise a student’s progress on the Product Design programme. Instead you are assessed on a continual basis under supervision using various methods, such as, through personal and group tutorials and presentations where work is appraised by a panel of teaching staff along with a peer group of fellow students. Through these methods, as well as carrying out activities in the workshop and laboratory, you will receive regular formative feedback. This feedback is offered to assist the learning process and improve the quality of work before final hand-in. Design modules require a series of presentations for each project throughout the course. You will be asked to present your work to your student colleagues and teachers highlighting details relating to your primary research, through to concept developments and the fabrication of design(s), as well as a concluding pitch of your chosen final design. You will also develop a creative portfolio of work. Other modules require a group presentation and a short written assignment. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

Additional entry requirements


The portfolio is a very important part of the application process. It should reflect broad examples of your work. This will be used as evidence of your creative ability and potential.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14580 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14580 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Product Design at University of East London - UCAS