Aston University

Aston University

Product Design Enterprise

The Product Design Enterprise MSc was developed to interest graduates from a business or design background. To enhance knowledge and understanding of the principles underlying professional product design, and enable the student to develop appropriate entrepreneurial skills enabling viable manufacturing, marketing or business enterprises. The programme requires the student to undertake 10 taught modules and to complete a major project of approximately 15,000 words. Each taught module involves up to 22 contact hours per week, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and project classes.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class UK Honours Degree in in a product design; engineering; or business related subject; 2 years experience in relevant design work is an advantage; international students whose native language is not English also need to demonstrate English language ability: A TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based) with a minimum score of 23 in speaking, 22 in reading and 21 in writing and listening; an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in each band; Pearson Academic score of 61 overall with a minimum score of 59 in each area.

Course modules

Core modules: product design innovation; new product development; research project; sustainable design; innovation business development; design realisation; international studies; major project.
Optional modules: management of change; renewable energy; finite element analysis: theory and application; advanced computer aided design.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed mainly through coursework although some modules may also have exams. The major project is assessed by dissertation and supporting design work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
MSc Programmes Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3668