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Product Design With Foundation Year – BSc

Buckinghamshire New University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
High Wycombe
English

Program description

Product Design With Foundation Year – BSc

The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

Do you want to create flawless designs? Craft sleek products from scratch, taking them from scale drawings to the final prototype? On this course, you’ll view product design as a science, creating technical products such as electronic devices and complex 3D images. You’ll be able to create your own products, learning how to present your ideas for manufacture.

Design a product with purpose

Embrace the technical side of design. You’ll use a range of industry standard 3D CAD and CAD/CAM systems, and some fantastic workshop facilities to produce 3D models, fully working prototypes, computer models and animations to demonstrate your design solutions. You’ll explore different solutions for a number of areas, working with real clients as you use your expertise to create products with a purpose.

Use your skills and initiative to craft solutions

With your skills as a product designer, you’ll be able to adapt to many different areas. We look at special effects, medical equipment design, games environment design, technical illustration, model making and architectural visualisation. Part of the role involves working closely with clients as you examine exactly what they want as an end product.

With experience, you’ll have the vision and integrity to respond to the needs of society. Product designers like Apple’s Jonathan Ive created iconic devices through their understanding of technology, production methods and market needs.

Admission requirements

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate Program, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year Program including a Foundation Year.


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Program content

Foundation Year Modules

  • Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Introduction to Product and Production Design: Design Principles

Year 1 Modules

  • Design Communication
  • Materials & Processes
  • Design Projects 1
  • Historical & Critical Thinking

Year 2 Modules

  • Design Visualisation
  • Applied Production & Manufacture
  • Professional Studies in Product Design
  • Design Research & Theory

Year 3 Modules

  • Design Projects 3
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Major Project
  • Dissertation

Tuition fees

Academic Year 2020-2021 Full-time Fees

  • Home and EU: £9,250 per year
  • International: £12,500 per year

Career opportunities

What are my career prospects

Graduates of this course have gone on to a wide range of careers such as product designer for Nokia, model makers for Sony, aerospace designer for BAE, and engineering designer for BMW, as well as progressing to further study. Some students also go on to start their own design business and work within design consultancies.

Our graduate network continues to spread through many companies in the industry. You’ll be a part of this network, gaining valuable contacts with a variety of work opportunities. Many former students often ask us to suggest people for their own organisations.

Upon graduation, students are well prepared to work in these areas: Product Design, Industrial Design, Automotive design, Model making, Design Engineering, Exhibition and Event Design, Furniture and Kitchen Design, Display Design, CAD Visualiser and Technician, Production and Set Design or Prop Designer and Make.

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About this institute

Bucks New University

“Shortlisted in the International category of WhatUni Students’ Choice Awards 2019’’     With a rich 125-year history, Bucks New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, from pilot training to business, and nursing...


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Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

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