Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Advanced Product Design

Students are encouraged to develop their professional product design skills including: the essential designer's skills of concept sketching; employing form shape and colour; product design specification; formal presentation and time management; students also study the more technical aspects of design: such as design for manufacture; advanced 3-dimensional computer aided design; rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing; in addition to these more technical aspects of design students will gain a deeper understanding of the increasingly important ethical and ecological issues, faced by today's product designers; a key advantage of the programme is its industrial placement.

Entry requirements

Students will normally have achieved a 1st Class or 2nd Class upper division 1st degree in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a design discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiential Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study. Students for whom English is not their 1st language are required to have IELTS or to have achieved an approved equivalent standard. Applicants are normally required to have achieved a minimum IELTS score (or the equivalent) of 6.5 based upon specific minimum sub-test scores of: Reading: 6.0; Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0, Listening: 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: product development principles and practice; sustainability issues in design for production; research methods in art and design; user testing and evaluation; form shape and colour; major project; industrial placement.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and is based on coursework, project work and presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 620 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 620 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 620 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 620 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus Cardiff CF5 2YB Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044