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Product Design

Product Design

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Qualification: Bsc (Hons) Product Design
Course Length: 4 years
UCAS Code for entry into Product Design: W240

We are an award winning product design programme with success in a number of national and international competitions and expeditions - from D&AD global student awards, to exhibition success at New Designers and Tent London, and to industry awards from NCR and Microsoft.

In addition to project-based studio activity, we will give you the opportunity to witness design as practiced in industry in the form of lectures, field trips and company visits. We also run a number of projects where the brief is set by industry. In order to deepen your understanding of design in practice we encourage and help you to find summer placements with companies.

Product design at DJCAD, University of Dundee will train you to design products that work - products people can get their hands on, play with, admire, tell people about and ultimately want as their own. Our aim is to develop designers who can explore existing and emerging technologies in a playful way and use them as a creative medium throughout the design process. We don't think that it is all about products that work though, our students are taught how to find out what people want, to understand their needs and to design products for them. We are particularly interested in exploring the roles that digital technology plays in people's everyday lives.

In our studios we will work with you so that you can become part of the next generation of leading edge designers that are comfortable programming electronics, talking to people, making models or rendering in CAD. It is not about presenting ideas of what a product might be, or building a technical prototype of how a product might work - we will help you to develop the skills to respond to people's needs and design products that work.

Through our Erasmus exchange programme our students are also able to study abroad with partner universities for either one or two semesters. We also take overseas students from partner universities into our course for the same period. This has proved to be hugely successful with students studying in Italy, Spain and Canada.

To apply to study Product Design at DJCAD, University of Dundee, submit your application to UCAS using Institution Code D65 and Course Code W240. Our deadline for application is January 15th.