Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Product Design and Technology

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Course summary

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Our BSc Industrial Product Design course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. The course is stimulating, relevant, challenging and rewarding. We aim to provide you with the knowledge of materials, production processes and technology as well as skills in aesthetics, ergonomics and management that will enable you to develop a successful career in design. Throughout the course, you will develop your understanding of the significance of design to the profitability of business, commerce and the economy as a whole. There will be continual development of relevant skills including presentation, ICT and team working which are sought after by employers and you will expand your knowledge, confidence, professional values and attitudes essential for a successful career in product design. Career opportunities exist for our graduates in design, general management and consultancy, technology, engineering and education. Our students are able to demonstrate creative design skills alongside sound technical knowledge and experience, a balance which employers consider to be an advantage. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)
  • Ranked 8th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2018)
  • Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, to boost your future employment prospects.

Course details

Modules

Throughout the course there are core modules that students study with other designers along with a design project every year focusing on Industrial Products.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBC - CCC Including a Science or Technical subject (Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics): BBC: Standard offer BCC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B CCC: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in either Engineering/Science/Technical subjects. For other BTEC combinations please see Aston's web pages.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits Subject related Access at level 3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points with 5, 5, 4 at Higher Level subjects, including a Science or Technical subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths Grade C/4 and English Language Grade C/4

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
International £19400 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Product Design and Technology at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS