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University of Strathclyde

Product Design and Innovation

UCAS Code: W240

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Maths or Physics or Design & Technology, Art & Design or Design & Manufacture/Graphic Communication recommended

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Maths HL5 or Physics HL5, Art & Design or Design & Manufacture/Graphic Communication at HL recommended

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Must include Maths OR Physics at H1

Scottish HNC

Pass

Year 1 entry: relevant HNC, A in Graded Unit

Scottish HND

Pass

Year 2 entry: relevant HND, AAA in Graded Units

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B

Maths or Physics or Engineering Science, Art & Design or Design & Manufacture/Graphic Communication recommended

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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74%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Product design

Creative, analytical and practical skills all contribute to the design and development of ideas into innovative products.

Why Product Design & Innovation at Strathclyde?
Learn how to develop new and innovative technology products for the global marketplace.
Work with cutting-edge design and making technologies including 3D digital design and 3D printing.
Gain skills and knowledge in design, making, creativity, innovation, technical analysis and communication.
Undertake summer placements in industry.
Study abroad options include Australia and Singapore.
Professional accreditation by the Institution of Engineering Designers and Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Your Career
Gain access to an outstanding career in design and innovation. Our graduates are positioned in world-leading firms such as Apple, Dyson, Triumph Motorcycles, Chivas Brothers, Reid Heath Audio, i4 Product Design, Jaguar Land Rover, PA Consulting, Shore Design, and 4c Design.

Recent graduate roles include:
CAD Technician
Design Engineer
Management Trainee
Product Designer
Product Design Engineer

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
£1,820
per year
International
£20,050
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Strathclyde

Department:

Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

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After graduation


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Design studies

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.

97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive 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, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Product design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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