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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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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 coursehttp://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
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