MSc Product Design Innovation

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Enhances knowledge and understanding of the principles underlying professional product design.

MSc Product Design Innovation is ‘design’ led course.We also offer MSc Product Design Enterprise course which is ‘strategic’ management 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: Developed to interest graduates from a business or design background 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)

Venues

Where and when

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

IT
English
Design
Innovation
Marketing
International
IT Development
Skills and Training
Product Design

Course programme

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

Essential and/or desirable academic qualifications:
  • A minimum of a first or good second class UKn Honours Degree in product design, engineering, or a business related subject.  Graduates with at least two years relevant design work experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Students without such experience may be admitted based on individual merit. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements 
  • References are required

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

Scholarships: 
You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here.  If you are a UK or EU student, please email seaspgtaught@aston.ac.uk 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
Email: seaspgtaught@aston.ac.uk

Information on visas for international students


This MSc Product Design programme is for students with a background in design, engineering or related areas. The course and modules aim to develop and enhance your innovation skills and knowledge required to achieve successful product design development and innovation.

You will develop a high level of creativity and design ideas as a part of your response to possible market opportunities. This is a key element to your learning on this programme.

The course will also enable you to develop a critical understanding of sustainable factors and its relevance and importance to all our futures.

The course creates opportunities for students to originate new ideas and model or prototype design solutions that will meet perceived manufacturing, marketing and consumer needs.