MSc Product Design Enterprise

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:

MSc Product Design Enterprise is ‘strategic’ management led course. We also offer MSc in Product Design Innovation which is ‘design’ led. These two courses are intended to have strong similarities to enable students from different backgrounds to engage in either of two principle activities: Innovation (creative product design) and Enterprise (entrepreneurial business/ marketing, based on product or service). Both courses focus on developing effective visual communication, development of ideas and thinking and presentation skills.

Important information

Requirements: Why choose this course? Developed to interest graduates from a business or design background Enhances knowledge and understanding of the principles underlying professional product design Helps you to develop the innovation and entrepreneurial design skills to enable viable start-up manufacturing, marketing or business enterprises Fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers leading to Chartered Engineering status (CEng)


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
See map

What you'll learn on the course

IT Development
IT Management
Skills and Training
Product Design

Course programme

Duration of programme: 1 year full-time: six months of taught modules on campus and a six month individual project.
Start date:
Intake: Up to 25 per year

UK/EU: £5,600 (2016/17 fee)
International: £16,850 (2016/17 fee)

You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here.  If you are a UK or EU student, please email for information on funding.

Application details:
Apply for this course online

Contact us:
MSc Programmes Admissions Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3668
Fax: +44 (0)121 204 3676

Information on visas for international students

The Product Design Enterprise MSc was developed to interest graduates from a business or design background. To enhance knowledge and understanding of the principles underlying professional product design, and enable the student to develop appropriate entrepreneurial skills enabling viable manufacturing, marketing or business enterprises.

The programme requires the student to undertake 10 taught modules and to complete a major project of approximately 15,000 words. Each taught module involves up to 22 contact hours per week, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and project classes. The course will run from October to September with examinations/assessments held in December and March/April. The Research Project explores fully the feasibility of the Major Project, which must be completed by early September.

Core Modules
  • Product Design Innovation (PD4002)
  • New Product Development (EM4006)
  • Research Project (PD4001)
  • Sustainable Design (PD4005)
  • Innovation Business Development (PD4008)
  • Design Realisation (PD4009)
  • International Studies (PD4010)
  • Major Project (PD4000)
Elective modules
  • Management of Change (EM4005)
  • Renewable Energy (ME4504)
  • Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Application (ME4502)
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design (ME4518)