BSc Product Design & Mangement

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Rs 7,94,191
+ VAT
*Guide price
Original amount in GBP:
£ 9,250

Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Birmingham (England)
Start September 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Birmingham (England)
  • Start:
    September 2018
Description


Recent graduate destinations include design or technical roles for companies such as Sainsbury’s, Goodrich, TNA Europe, Rolls Royce and Husio International.

Important information

Requirements: Entry requirements ABB - BBB (or equivalent) including a science or technical subject

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Sep-2018
Birmingham
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Starts Sep-2018
Location
Birmingham
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Management
IT
English
Design
Materials
International
Project
Industry
Engineering
IT Management
Production
Product Design
International
Product Design

Course programme


Entry requirements

3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: H773

Typical offer level
A Level:
BBB-ABB
BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma
IB: 32 points (including a science subject at Higher Level)

Specific subject requirements
A Level: A Science or Technical Subject
A Design, Art or Creative A Level is desired but not essential." (For those students who do not have formal qualifications in these subjects, a discretionary process where examples of work are provided can be arranged.) "

General Studies accepted
GCSE: Maths Grade C and English Grade C
A suitable combination of two A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.   

Fees:

£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2017/18)                             
£17,200 for Outside EU students (2017/18)
Placement Year :  £2,500 for International Students

More on fees

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

  • Are you passionate about new ideas? Do you get excited when you discuss what you would like to make? To design is to create something new. This requires innovative thinking. Looking at products do you sometimes say “I could have designed this better”?

    Do you want to work in an innovative and enterprising arena that would challenge your creative and problem-solving abilities? Our Product Design programmes offer all these opportunities.

    The management of Product Design is a rapidly developing career. You will acquire business management skills together with other Product Design modules.

    PD

    Subject guide & modules

    In the School of Engineering and Applied Science we aim to develop a new generation of creative product designers with knowledge, skills and ideas that will be valued by all sectors of design, development, production and business. This aim is achieved by providing project driven degree programmes that include creative thinking and design visualisation, in parallel with studies in engineering science, materials and manufacturing and the management of innovation.

    All our first year programmes give you a grounding in the principles of Product Design together with flexibility to change streams at the end of the first year to reflect your own design interests.

    In the second and final year you will experience a common core of six design modules to support your specialist stream of four subject specific modules. In addition you will develop design projects that integrate your design specialism with the core aspects of Product Design.

    Our design courses are 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. These aims include:

    • developing your understanding of the significance of design to the profitability of business, commerce and the economy as a whole
    • continual development of relevant skills including presentation, ICT and team working which are sought after by employers
    • expanding your knowledge, confidence, professional values and attitudes essential for a successful career in Product Design
    Year 1 Modules
    • Design & Experimentation (ME1501) 
    • Prototyping & Development (ME1502)
    • Design Fundamentals (PD1800) 
    • Specialist Design Project (PD1801)
    • Engineering Principles (PD1803)
    Year 2 Modules
    • Design and Engineering for the User (ME2501)
    • Engineering for Industry (ME2502) 
    • Specialist Design Project 2 (PD2001) 
    • Commercial Practice (PD2002) 
    • Engineering Principles (2) (PD2003)
    Year 3 - Optional placement year

    See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

    Modules 
    • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001) 
    • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)
    Final Year Modules
    • Product Design Final Year Project (ME3047) 
    • Specialist Design Project 3 (Future focus) (PD3001)
    • Industrial Design (Global Focus) (PD3002) 
    • Professional Preparation for Industry (Business Focus) (PD3003) 
    • Design Competitions (PD3004)