Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Industrial Design

This course will prepare you for the creative industries, to become strategic with your visionary approach, capable of formulating inspired, creative designs based upon sound design strategy and research methodology. You will be able to lead the creative design direction with flair and precision, to provide successful designs through discerning analysis and synthesis of human needs and design form. You may have come from, or have a wish to enter, a broad and diverse range of creative design industries: from graphics and packaging; to product, exhibition and furniture; to transport and spatial design. You will have an interest in the intellectual issues in creative design and a desire to explore and develop design philosophies and integrate these into the embodiment of design form. You will have a passion for creative design that will include an interest in: aesthetics and design interaction; design management; design research; commercial design business; global design sustainability; and creative design process and methods. You will be prepared for learning and developing techniques for researching, managing and directing the creative design process and methodology.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in industrial/ product/engineering design or art and design/media. Normally, the minimum qualification for entry to this programme is a 2nd class degree, typically in a design or engineering discipline.

Course modules

Modules: Design aesthetics; design interaction; business innovation and enterprise; design management; materials optimisation for sustainability; research methods; individual project; optional placement year in industry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Sandwich including industrial placement - 2 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

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