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Product Design HND

We believe in teaching you to challenge ideas of functionality, aesthetics, materials, sustainability, social contexts and ethics so that you can design products that work and make a difference to society. This mindset will be put into practice with industry projects and contemporary technologies.

Creative and original design is built on the marriage of visual and technical considerations. We will teach you these skills throughout the course, developing and nurturing them through studio-based, practical problem-solving activities. The vocational approach that this course takes will prepare you for the world of work when you graduate.

In the first year, you will be introduced to computer aided design (CAD), model making, design drawing and communication. Your learning will be consolidated by short projects that are relevant to technical, commercial or social issues.

Your second year will include professional development, through projects briefed by local, national or international companies in order to develop your skills and knowledge.

You have the option to complete an additional year of study, to graduate with the BSc (Hons) Product Design qualification.

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Waterside Campus
Two years full-time. Part-time available.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be 64 UCAS points, grades DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. All qualified applicants will be interviewed.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.