Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Nottingham Trent University

Design: Products and Technology

Our MSc Design: Products and Technology course encourages a broad and diverse range of approaches to design practice, which include: manufacturing, computer science and technology, artificial intelligence for control, robotics, project management, inclusive design, and emerging technologies, such as advanced Internet techniques. Our MSc Design: Products and Technology course is aimed at design professionals or graduates with a design-related honours degree.This course, and the associated support provided by the University, will enable graduates to develop advanced design, technological and manufacturing skills, enabling them to start their own business, work within the manufacturing industry, design consultancies, research and development organisations, or to progress to further study by engaging in research. With a strong studio-based culture, our MSc Design course will provide you with the principles and techniques necessary for developing advanced product design and technological solutions to a range of practical problems. Utilising state-of-the-art laboratories and prototyping workshops, computer suites and dedicated design studios, you'll develop enhanced skills of imagination, creativity, enterprise, leadership, team building and communication. **Key features** - Benefit from the industry-standard facilities at our City Campus, in the heart of Nottingham's city centre. Supported by our team of expert technicians, you'll have access to our machining and manufacturing workshops, laboratories, modern CAD/CAM studios and dedicated studio for Masters students. - Study trips in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice. - Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), recognising the quality and relevancy of our course content and enabling you to become members of the IED throughout the duration of your studies. - Showcase your work as part of the NTU Degree Shows. Employers and industry professionals are invited to the exhibition, providing our postgraduate students with an invaluable opportunity to expand their professional network. - Turn your design ideas into a viable business with help from The Hive - NTU's purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, which supports students and graduates looking to form their own company. You'll also be supported by NTU's Employability Team, providing tailored career advice and guidance. - From September 2020, this course will be taught from our Clifton Campus. This is to make sure you receive the best quality educational experience, working with outstanding industry-standard facilities and workshop spaces at both our City Campus and Clifton Campuses.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.2 honours degree in an art and design-related subject. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Your work experience will be assessed to ensure it is relevant to your application. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience. If your initial application is successful, you'll be asked to upload a practical portfolio of your work to our Applicant Portal.

Course modules

Learning and teaching will comprise of lectures to introduce and develop concepts, and to explore the application of these concepts. Studio work, workshops and laboratory sessions will develop your skills. Seminars and tutorials will provide you with academic support, and case studies and project work will be used to develop your understanding of concepts and applications. You'll also be expected to take part in project presentations to develop your confidence and identity in professional practice. Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, giving you the opportunity to gain design inspiration and experience international design practice. Previous study trip destinations have included Porto and Paris. The course is formed of four core modules, three of which are worth 20 credit points and develop different aspects of your design skills, knowledge and experience. You will also study a 120 credit Major Study Project, which will run throughout the year/two years on the part-time route. This is split into three elements which are assessed at the end of each term. You'll have the opportunity to take part in a public exhibition at the NTU Degree Show, at the end of Term 2. Term 1 (15 weeks) - Design Research Methods - Design Tools - Products and Technology: Major Study Project - Element 1: Design and Emerging Technology Core Term 2 (15 weeks) - Professional Collaboration - Products and Technology: Major Study Project - Element 2: Management and Manufacture Core Term 3 (15 weeks) - Products and Technology: Major Study Project - Element 3: Realisation and Evaluation Core

Assessment methods

Your progress on the course is assessed by 100% coursework, working to tasks and briefs.

Sponsorship information

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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