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Course summary

Our course reflects the realities of working as a professional in industry. Everything you do on the course is working towards you getting your first job in the sector. If you have completed a foundation-level degree, HND, or equivalent qualifications in a relevant Art and Design subject, you can choose to top-up your studies to gain a full bachelor’s degree. Gain key knowledge of the product design process, and opportunity to acquire the necessary skills required to become a professional within the industry. This course will teach you how to design and create the products you desire using the latest industry software, making you a key candidate for employers. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? If you have completed a foundation-level degree, HND, or equivalent qualifications in a relevant Art and Design subject, you can choose to top-up your studies to gain a full bachelor’s degree. A top-up degree is the equivalent of the final year of an undergraduate degree, and offers a chance to deepen your knowledge, skills and understanding of your subject, while also getting an internationally-recognised qualification. On this course you’ll have the chance to use our professional workshops that replicate those you’ll find at global product companies. We also 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. You receive group and one-to-one teaching as we fully support you throughout your studies. While independent study makes up most of your time, staff and peers are never too far away to bounce ideas off when you’re in the workshop. With London only a short train journey away, we are perfectly placed for you to discover some beautiful product design. It also means 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? Using our state-of-the-art facilities, 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. How will I be taught and assessed? This course is mostly practice-based so you will have ample opportunity to develop your subject through a hands-on, experimental approach. This will involve access to workshops to support the design process. The programme has also been designed with inputs from industry practitioners and professional organisations to meet the requirements of the graduates in the field of Product Design. You will also learn through:

  • lectures, seminars and workshops;
  • guided research and reading;
  • laboratory experiments;
  • examination of projects, simulated or real;
  • analysis of work-based scenarios;
  • independent learning through individual learning plans;
  • tutored classroom sessions;
  • visiting speakers and guest lecturers.
To achieve the full BA (Hons) in Product Design you will need to complete a major project, a dissertation as well as undertake a Professional Practice module. The major project and dissertation will allow you to investigate a topic important to you within graphic design. You will cover the whole research process, undertaking empirical investigation and analysis. You will be allocated a dissertation supervisor, who will offer support and advice. The Professional Practice module gives you the opportunity to undertake work-based learning or answer live industry briefs, gaining the practical and transferable skills you need for your career in the creative industries.


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.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
PD99
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Product Design (Top Up) at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS