Aston University

Product Design and Management

UCAS Code: H773
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2016 | 2015
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2016 | 2015
Ucas points guide

300

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB (Any Science subject at grade B or Any Technology subject at grade B).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BBBBB (Any Science subject at grade B or Any Technology subject at grade B).

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Only BTEC's in a relevant subject will be considered.

International Baccalaureate
32

Including a science subject at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
300

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 300 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Are you passionate about new ideas? Do you get excited when you discuss what you would like to make? To design is to create something new. This requires innovative thinking. Looking at products do you sometimes say â??I could have designed this betterâ??? Do you want to work in an innovative and enterprising arena that would challenge your creative and problem-solving abilities? Our Product Design programmes offer all these opportunities. The management of Product Design is a rapidly developing career. You will acquire business management skills together with other Product Design modules.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: materials and processes; design principles; industrial design; communications and CAD; mathematics; information technology; sustainable process technology; business environment; financial accounting; mechanical engineering fundamentals; design projects (2 modules). Year 2: Core modules: industrial design 2; project modelling; new product proposal; design for manufacture; design project; ergonomics; quality engineering; management accounting; marketing principles; law; innovation management. Year 3: Optional work placement. Final year: Human resource management; manufacturing logistics; market analysis; environmental management and audit.

Aston University

Lakeside residences

At Aston we are dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. Aston is ranked as the top UK University outside London for graduate employability, and is in the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires. The Aston Student Village is transforming accommodation and the redeveloped Woodcock Sports Centre offers top sports facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

27%
73%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
12%
70%
18%

Year 1

19%
78%
3%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

80%
20%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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