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Bachelor of Design in Product Design

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
English
Start dates
Richmond
September 2021

Richmond
September 2022

Richmond
September 2023

Program description

Bachelor of Design in Product Design

Within its unique approach, this Bachelor's degree program provides emerging designers with a dynamic inter-disciplinary education that links innovation and creativity through the transformation of ideas into marketable products.

KPU's Product Design degree provides a rigorous, hands-on education that combines a solid foundation in practical design principles such as construction and economics with design, with manufacturing and marketing. Whether engaging in robust academic studies, intensive design studio sessions or collaborating with industry partners, graduates of this program complete their studies poised for success as professionals.

Admission requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement.

For more information, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

FALL Term

  • Studio 1: Design Methods
  • Visualization for Product Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Model Making
  • Introduction to University Writing 1

SPRING Term

  • Digital Technologies for Product Design
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Construction Technologies
  • Designing for Humanity
  • Design History: 19th Century Onward

Year 2

FALL Term

  • Studio 2: Design Content
  • Material Technology
  • Transformative Thinking for Product Design
  • Human Factors for Product Design

SPRING Term

  • Studio 3: Design Context
  • Production Technology
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Design
  • Introduction to Marketing

Year 3

FALL Term

  • Studio 4: Design Engagement
  • Production Cycle: Manufacture and Strategies
  • Semiotics for Product Design

SPRING Term

  • Studio 5 Design Implementation
  • Product Development for Manufacturing
  • Industry Experience

Year 4

FALL Term

  • Studio 6: Design Evaluation
  • Products & Business Scenarios
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing

SPRING Term

  • Studio 7: Design Projections
  • The Business of Product Design 

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

Career opportunities

Product design is an evolving design field. Locally, however, there are many very successful companies in Vancouver, known around the world for excellence in recreational and technical gear. There are also many opportunities that students might consider, overseas, in countries noted for manufacture of these items.

Upon graduation, you will have produced an extensive portfolio of innovative work, including a major research and development project that combines all the skills and knowledge necessary for this field. You would be prepared for such careers as:

  • Product designer
  • Industrial designer
  • Product developer
  • Product buyer
  • Product production supervisor
  • Environmental designer
  • Packaging designer

You could work independently as a consultant, an entrepreneur, as a staff designer for an existing design studio, retailer, or manufacturer.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...


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Why study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Canada ranked #1 study abroad country

Canada has been ranked the #1 study abroad country in the world for 2020! Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a clear choice for students looking to study abroad.

With 5 campuses, 140 programs, and 20,000 full time students each year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is one of the largest and most exciting universities in the Metro Vancouver region of Canada. It’s why thousands of international students from around 70 countries choose to study at KPU each year.

As an international student at KPU, your education will be relevant and thought-provoking. Your instructors will care deeply about your learning, and our programs will offer you the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience to prepare you for your dream career—whether in Canada, or beyond. And at every step in your journey, our welcoming international student services will be there to support you and celebrate your success. Plus? Metro Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and livable places in the entire world.

Contact info

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey
Canada

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www.kpu.ca


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