Product Design at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Product design spans a wide variety of sectors and requirements by combining creativity with technical skills. The next generation of product designers could find themselves working on the design and development of physical products, such as electronics, furniture and other manufactured goods, but also on digital products such as software or apps. Successful product designers bring together a variety of skills from different specialisms including the arts, engineering and technology, visualising and creating new products to meet the demands and challenges of the modern world. Studying product design at Leeds will develop your abilities and knowledge and gain the broad base of skills needed to work with designers from both arts and engineering backgrounds. You’ll also understand how to see a product development process through from developing user insights and creating concepts through to detail design and production. This is a practical course, so you’ll benefit from specialist facilities including computing and prototyping facilities, as well as the technical expertise of our staff. Our design studios are equipped with the latest design software, including SolidWorks and the Adobe Creative Suite, and our model-making facilities include forming, laser cutting, foam model sculpting and CNC machines. You’ll also have access to a 3D printing system to convert your ideas into physical prototypes and test for form, fit and function. All of this means you’ll have everything you need to get started on your career in product design. Our active Industrial Advisory Board helps inform the development of this course to ensure that it is up to date with industry developments and requirements. That’s one of the reasons why our graduates are so in demand from industry, and why our courses are accredited by the leading professional bodies. Why Study at Leeds

  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers.
  • Work on your own design projects, putting into practice what you have learned by designing and producing prototypes and testing their performance.
  • Our world-leading research here at Leeds helps to solve real-world societal problems and feeds directly into your course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking.
  • Access specialist facilities, including a high-spec computer cluster and extensive laboratory space.
  • Develop your experience and boost your career prospects with our industrial placement opportunities or study abroad programmes.
  • Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our student society for Product Design. It’s a great opportunity for you to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds who share your passion for Product Design.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering Designers, Institution of
  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Subject to places being available, you must achieve our published first year entry requirements and the relevant % average in your first year of study. Learning outcomes of year 1 of the degree programme you are applying to must also have been met.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Product Design at University of Leeds - UCAS