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Course summary

Are you a problem solver? Do you look at issues in industry and society today, and think about how you could make it better? Do you enjoy looking at a challenge and coming up with a design that fixes it? If yes - Design is the course for you. Blending design thinking with physical and digital prototyping, you’ll learn all the intellectual and practical skills you need to become a well-rounded product designer. You’ll be able to put your methods, materials, manufacturing and engineering learning into practice by developing a product from concept to final model and prototype. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend a year on a paid industrial placement. In your final year, you’ll exhibit in our end-of-year degree show. We’re one of the longest-running degrees to hold IED accreditation. This course fully meets the educational requirements for a Registered Product Designer (RProdDes). The course also partially meets the educational requirements for Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD). Our students have an amazing track record in winning national and international prizes over the last three decades, with recent winning prizes being awarded to our product design students; including the Design Innovation in Plastics Award, and the Vision Direct’s Visionaries competition. Students joining us really are joining a winning team that will enhance their future job prospects.


• Foundation Year Year 1 • Design Methods - 40 credits • Visual Communications – 20 credits • CAD 1 - 20 credits • Inclusive Design and Usability - 20 credits • Design for a sustainable society - 20 credits Year 2 • Design Thinking and Applications - 20 credits • Design Contexts and Communications - 20 credits • CAD 2 - 20 credits • Design Futures and Emerging Technologies – 20 credits • Design Interactions – 20 credits • Design and Manufacture Project - 20 credits Year 3 - SANDWICH WORK PLACEMENT • Optional Placement Year Year 4 • Research Methods for Design Projects - 20 credits • Service and System Design – 20 credits • Design and Culture – 20 credits • Product Design Project - 60 credits

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

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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

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Engineering Product Design (with Foundation Year) at London South Bank University - UCAS