Cardiff Metropolitan University

Product Design Cardiff Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

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The things in our lives, the objects that we love, the equipment we use is all developed by a product designer.

Product designers are creative problem solvers. They respond to human needs, have ideas, rigorously test them and turn them into products ready to be manufactured and put to use.

The BA/BSc Product Design degree gives you the skills this fast-moving industry demands. You develop an analytic mind, deep knowledge of materials and technologies – and the ability to create balance between form and function. You learn by doing – with hands-on projects that take you through conception, design and development to manufacture.

You constantly reflect on and refine your work, gaining an understanding of human-centred design and taking inspiration from real-world experience and live briefs. You also study the history and theory of design and how it influences the work you do.

Opt to study either a BA or a BSc. Whichever you choose, you'll gain thorough knowledge of the product development process and leave with the skills and expertise you need to become a designer whose products change lives.​

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 W241
Institution code C20
Campus name Cardiff Met - Llandaff
Campus code 1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points 96 - 120 points to include 2 A levels or equivalent.
A level CCC - BBB Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 120 points considered with a minimum of two A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits
M: 0 credits
P: 12 credits
96 - 120 points, other grade combinations accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Mathematics. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy.
Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points 24 points to include portfolio.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2 Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 120 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 96 - 120 points, considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM - DDM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 96 - 120 points, considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD - CCC Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 120 points considered with a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 96 -120 points from at least 2 A Levels or equivalent to include Grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic 52.0 No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 TOEFL Internet required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts

Provider information

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