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Nottingham Trent University

Product Design

UCAS Code: H715

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Production and manufacturing engineering

Our BSc (Hons) Product Design course concentrates on the underlying technology of product design, with projects that combine both form and function. The course concentrates on the design of products for manufacturing, digital, industrial, electronics and medical applications, placing technology and scientific advancement at the core of the design process.You'll develop your knowledge of materials, and explore new and emerging technologies, including mechanics and electronics. Through commercial projects with industry youll reflect, model, test, modify, develop and improve your ideas.**Key features**- You'll benefit from excellent employability prospects. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Product Design sandwich students are in graduate level employment within six months of finishing their studies, earning an average graduate salary of 25,800 (DLHE, 2016-17).- Benefit from our Building Blocks financial package, supporting you throughout your time at NTU and enabling you to make the most of your studies. As well as money towards the cost of your course materials, youll also benefit from study trips and live projects, included in the cost of your course fees, free personal protective equipment (PPE) and a pre-paid printing allowance.- Our course is accredited by the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED), recognising the quality and relevancy of our course content.- Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement.- Explore local and international design, with inspiring trips in the UK and abroad included in your course fees. Previously students have travelled to Berlin and Prague as part of their studies.- Take part in live design projects with briefs from real clients. Previous clients have included SAPA, McGee and PepsiCo.- Learn how to use a range of design tools and techniques in our industry-standard workshops and design spaces, including metal, concrete and timber workshops, supported by expert technical staff - Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Shows, attended by industry experts and prospective employers.- Have the option to study abroad for a semester as part of the European Project Semester (EPS) programme.

Modules

You’ll study a range of core diverse and stimulating modules. Year One: Design Practice 1 - This integrated module, created for you to practise and develop as a designer, has four essential elements; design interactions, materials and manufacture, and design assignments; these will develop your design communication skills, technological understanding, commercial knowledge, design methodologies and professionalism • Design Studies 1 - This multi-disciplinary module allows you to personally and collectively explore the design profession contextually and your role within its future. Year Two: Design Practice 2 - The Year Two integrating module builds on your design communication skills, technological understanding, commercial knowledge, design methodologies and professionalism, enhancing the attributes you developed in Year One • Design Studies 2 - This second multi-disciplinary module allows and encourages you through personalisation to seek opportunities to broaden your outlook of design, culture and internationalisation. Third Year: This year in the industry will provide you with a breadth of vital skills such as excellent time management, efficiency and organisation skills which are needed to work successfully in the sector. This year presents a great opportunity for you to build links with industry professionals and to gain invaluable experience which will help you to stand out within the graduate employment market. Final Year: Major Study Project - This module will enable you to strengthen and develop your skills in initiating, managing, planning, defining, researching, implementing and presenting a major piece of product design work, culminating on a working prototype • Technology, Materials and Manufacture - By studying three key areas of technology including electronic and mechatronic systems: , manufacturing processes and materials through design and research led activity it allows you to generate designs via a wide range of multi-disciplinary topics associated with smart technologies.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Engineering

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

81%
Engineering professionals
2%
Teaching and educational professionals
2%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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