Date of entry

September 2024

This degree will provide you with the skills necessary to apply for careers such as Product Designer, Industrial Designer, Design Engineer, Design Researcher, Experience Designer, Product Manager, Exhibition Designer and Creative Technologist. 

Recent employers include the BBC, Dyson, Google, Lego, Microsoft, Mountain Equipment, Superflux and Unilever. 

Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in a diverse range of sectors and organisations, in fields including:

  • Consumer electronics
  • Sports equipment
  • Medical products
  • Automotive industry
  • Service and experience design
  • Independent consultancies in the UK and abroad
  • Teaching (Primary & Secondary School, Further Education and Higher Education) 

Many students also set up their own businesses and studios in areas such as sports equipment, consumer goods and consultancies. In the last few years, several graduates from the programme have taken a business idea further through the Universities Centre for Entrepreneurship’s Accelerator programme. In the previous 6 years, 11 students from the Product Design programme have won a combined £23,000 of funding towards developing their ideas in the Venture Awards.

We have a close relationship with our one-year taught postgraduate Product Design MSc course that many of our students go on to study after graduating from the programme. 

Our graduates have also gone on to study postgraduate degrees and PhDs in areas such as: 

  • Engineering
  • Medical engineering
  • Healthcare design
  • Service design 
  • Communication design 
  • Design strategy
  • Sustainability 
  • Creative technology 
“The best thing I will take away from Dundee is my experience in the workshops which let me practice many different crafts like ceramics and woodwork to improve my design skills. [My Honours project] led me to understand that I wanted to move into the children’s design sector and ... after graduating in 2023 ... got a graduate job as a Product Designer for a company that designs and manufactures playground equipment and rope nets.”

Rachel Isherwood, Product Designer at Tayplay and 2023 graduate

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