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Product Design

Edinburgh Napier University

Venues

Merchiston Campus

Content

The BDes (Hons), Product Design course covers a very wide range of design activity and innovation from commercial 3D objects to conceptual design interventions in spaces and communication.

With an emphasis on innovation and user-focus, you’ll learn a range of practical skills in visualisation, prototyping, CAD, materials, fabrication, business and marketing skills to prepare you for a career in design.

You'll gain practical skills in design, sketching, use of digital media, 3D modelling, materials and manufacture, plus business and marketing skills.

This course will address future technologies, changing consumer culture and the impact of carbon neutral lifestyles, both locally and globally.

You'll gain an understanding of the creative economy and professional design practice. You'll work with our industry partners on live projects and have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. We encourage links with industry through external lectures, placements and participation in competitions.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBC. Art and Design, Design and Manufacture or a technological subject preferred. Interview and portfolio.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BCCC. Art and Design, Design and Manufacture or a technological subject preferred. Interview and portfolio.

For entry to year 2 you must have 3 Advanced Highers at BBC. Art and Design, Design and Manufacture or a technological subject preferred

Start Date

October

Qualification

Degree

Award

BDes Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

W241

Course Length

4 years

Department

Design and Photography

SCQF Level

10

Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy