Aston University

Aston University

Product Design

This MSc Product Design programme is for students with a background in design, engineering or related areas. The course and modules aim to develop and enhance your innovation skills and knowledge required to achieve successful product design development and innovation. You will develop a high level of creativity and design ideas as a part of your response to possible market opportunities. This is a key element to your learning on this programme. The course will also enable you to develop a critical understanding of sustainable factors and its relevance and importance to all our futures. The course creates opportunities for students to originate new ideas and model or prototype design solutions that will meet perceived manufacturing, marketing and consumer needs.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a first or good second class UKn Honours Degree in product design, engineering, or a business related subject. Graduates with at least two years relevant design work experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Students without such experience may be admitted based on individual merit. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. References are required.

Course modules

The range of modules reflects the nature of innovative design solutions plus the additional knowledge and skills required to put it into practice professionally.

Assessment methods

The modules in this programme are delivered with lectures, seminars and lab-based tutorials giving a good balance between scientific methodologies and hands-on practice. Creativity will underpin much of the interactive work during this course. Developed ideas can be manufactured using a variety of techniques including the use of our range of Rapid - Prototyping equipment. Modules are assessed mainly through coursework, although some modules may also have exams. The major project is assessed by dissertation and supporting design work. Examples of past major projects range from the development of innovative Rigging for Stunt Kite Boarding, Race Car Suspension using composite technologies with Innovative Designs to the use of Solar Energy to help cool domestic conservatories.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years

Campus details

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

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