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Product Design Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.

As part of this degree you will make a fully working product prototype, which will be exhibited at our annual Festival of Design and Engineering. You will be able to use an excellent array of facilities including specialist CAD labs and our Innovation Centre. The Centre houses equipment as used by companies in the industry which you will use to create and develop your prototypes, so you’ll gain an in-depth understanding and practical experience of the production process which will be invaluable once you’re out in the workplace.

Following your placement year you will be able to choose between following either a BA (Hons) or a BSc (Hons) Product Design award title. The BSc (Hons) option focuses on the technological aspect of design, whereas the BA (Hons) option focuses on the aesthetic and contextual issues relating to Product Design. Throughout the course you will learn to develop your creativity and innovation to solve design problems, and learn how to address the functional, social and economic needs of your design. You will learn how to manufacture physical models and prototypes, as well as produce industry standard computer models.

Accredited by the IED, this degree develops high calibre engineers who are able to function both as an engineer and a technology leader in sectors such as aerospace, marine, automotive, alternative energy, oil and gas, and other high-tech industries.

You can spend year 3 on a work placement, gaining a minimum of 30 weeks’ experience in a relevant industry. Our students have previously had placements with Dyson, Rank Xerox and Aston Martin to name but a few. This proves invaluable in helping to enhance your employment prospects. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year.

This course received 87% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2018).

Course details

Modules

You will study a range of units including Design Projects, Materials and Technology, Design Studies, Manufacturing and Technology, Management and Commercialisation and Business Development. You'll also complete a minimum of a 30 week work placement in your third year.

Professional bodies

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

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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.

Course code H101
Institution code B50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £830.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


Clearing contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team

+44 (0)1202 966777

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing Helpline opening times - 5 July - 14 August: 9am - 5pm. Thursday 15 August: 6:30am - 8pm. Friday 16 August: 8am - 6pm. Saturday 17 August and Sunday 18 August: 10am - 3pm. Normal opening times resume from Monday 19 August.


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