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Aston University, Birmingham

Product Design and Management

UCAS Code: H773

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

including a Science or Technical subject.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Subject related Access with at level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths Grade C/4 and English Language Grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

with 5, 5, 4 in Higher Level subjects, including a Science or Technical subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in a Science/Technical/Engineering subject. For other BTEC combinations please check Aston's website.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

73%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Engineering design

Our BSc Product Design and Management course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. It is stimulating, relevant, challenging and rewarding. We aim to provide you with the knowledge of materials, production processes and technology as well as skills in aesthetics, ergonomics and management that will enable you to develop a successful career in design.

Design is increasingly used as a strategic commercial tool to make a difference beyond the boundaries of simply the physical product. Companies use design to change culture and develop new business models.

This course will appeal to those designers who wish to work across the broad range of business functions and design opportunities in a rapidly changing international market. We aim to develop a new generation of creative designers with knowledge, skills and concepts that will be valued by all sectors of design, development, production and business. Live projects will be undertaken on campus and you are encouraged to work with students from other courses ranging from business to engineering, covering a range of disciplines, sharing experiences and ideas, just as in industry.

Career opportunities exist for our graduates in design, general management and consultancy, technology, engineering and education. Our students are able to demonstrate creative design skills alongside sound technical knowledge and experience, a balance which employers consider to be an advantage.

Key course benefits:

- Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

- Ranked 8th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2018)

- Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, to boost your future employment prospects.

Modules

All our first year programmes give you a grounding in the principles of Product Design together with flexibility to change streams at the end of the first year to reflect your own design interests. In the second and final year you will experience a common core of six design modules to support your specialist stream of four subject specific modules. In addition you will develop design projects that integrate your design specialism with the core aspects of Product Design.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Engineering and Applied Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering (non-specific)

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Engineering (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,140
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Engineering professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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