Aston University

Aston University

Product Design Innovation

The course covers the principles underlying professional product design; enables students to develop appropriate innovation and entrepreneurial skills enabling viable manufacturing, marketing or business realities.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a product design; engineering; or business related course; 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: new product development; research project; product design innovation; sustainable design; innovation business development; design realisation; international studies; major project. Optional modules: strategic management; computational fluid dynamics and applications; finite element analysis: theory and application; renewable energy; CAD principles and materials selection; 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

MSc Programmes Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3668