University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Product Design

This course aims to provide graduates not only with enhanced skills in creative product design, but a deeper understanding of the cognitive, cultural and physical needs of users that inform new product design and development. It will provide a thorough training in design theories and methods including product aesthetics and human-centred design, and the utilisation of advanced design techniques in digital modelling and physical rapid prototyping of design solutions. The course will appeal to graduates of courses in industrial/product design or innovation-related courses who wish to influence future thinking and practice design.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Global design; design methods; design management; product modelling and visualisation; management of innovation; design form and aesthetics; human centre design; group project; masters project. Optional modules: Sustainability; sustainable product design and manufacturing; remanufacturing; advanced materials and production technology; product design techniques; engineering risk management; people, organisation and technology; strategic technology management; supply change operations; strategic supply chain management; enterprise resource planning; management of total quality and continuous improvement; fundamental of lean six sigma; product costing and financial management; system thinking and modelling; design of experiments for process optimisation.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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