University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Product Design

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Course summary

The UK is at the forefront of product design, but for the country to maintain this position, it needs new talent, people with the imagination and drive to create the next generation of industrial and consumer products. This course is designed to produce industry-ready specialists who can design, prototype, test and improve products. You will study using a mix of traditional learning and the very latest techniques, including cutting-edge software programmes and 3D printing, and graduate with a fully developed portfolio of work. Why choose this course?

  • Learn the key aspects of design, including how materials behave under load and in different environments, and the purpose and aesthetics of decorative, functional and combined design
  • Study the structural integrity, longevity and failure-in-use of a wide range of products
  • Develop your understanding of engineering and fluid mechanics, and design process management
  • Gain an in-depth appreciation of the importance of team working and project management
  • Explore your subject with experienced and professional tutors on an employability-focused course
  • Challenge yourself as you produce robust and functional prototypes of your work and a fully-developed portfolio of work
  • Benefit from a university location that is close to some of the biggest employers of product designers in the UK

Course details


Areas of study include:

  • Design Representation
  • Introduction to Product Design
  • Materials and Tools for Product Design
  • Technology and Manufacturing Principles for Product Design
  • Conceptual Design
  • Human Factors of Product Design
  • Product Design - Materials
  • The Product Design Life Cycle
  • Environmentally Sensitive Design
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Product Designers
  • Final Major Project
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How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.
Product Design at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS