COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Product Design MDes

MSc  |  Placement Year:   No

This studio-based course will allow you to explore, create and develop the skills to design innovative products that deliver a rich experience to the user. You’ll have access to extensive specialist facilities and guidance from our experienced practitioners.

 

Rated among the top 10 design schools for the employability of our students by the British Industrial Design Association, and ranked as the 12th best university in the country for ‘Design and Crafts’ in the Guardian University Guide 2018, Coventry has taught product design for almost 30 years. We have excellent links with a wide range of local and international employers, such as Lego, Dyson, Cambridge Consultants, Kinneir Dufort, Jaguar Land Rover, Herman Miller, Aston Martin, Speedo, Electrolux, Reebok, DCA and Seymour Powell.

A recognised centre of excellence, the department of Industrial Design was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education in 2008 and the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education in 2007.

Programme description

This studio-based course will allow you to explore, create and develop the skills to design innovative products that deliver a rich experience to the user. You’ll have access to extensive specialist facilities and guidance from our experienced practitioners.

 

Rated among the top 10 design schools for the employability of our students by the British Industrial Design Association, and ranked as the 12th best university in the country for ‘Design and Crafts’ in the Guardian University Guide 2018, Coventry has taught product design for almost 30 years. We have excellent links with a wide range of local and international employers, such as Lego, Dyson, Cambridge Consultants, Kinneir Dufort, Jaguar Land Rover, Herman Miller, Aston Martin, Speedo, Electrolux, Reebok, DCA and Seymour Powell.

A recognised centre of excellence, the department of Industrial Design was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education in 2008 and the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education in 2007.

Key Modules

Your creative thinking, problem solving and communication skills are valued by employers and could lead to roles not just in product design, but also design consultancy, design engineering, exhibition and events design, special FX model-making, point of sale design, product marketing or teaching.

Professional enhancement is central to our ethos and you will be encouraged to embrace either an industry placement or international study exchange before your final year. When you graduate, you should be used to working proactively to generate ideas as an individual or in teams and meeting deadlines.

The outcome of your final year will be presented in our prestigious Degree Show with a possible opportunity for you to present your work at an external venue, for example New Designers in London.

Our Creative Futures employment team is on hand to offer tailored career and enterprise support if you wish to gain employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific industries. It provides specialist careers information, advice and guidance to all our students from their first year through to final year and beyond graduation, helping them achieve their desired career outcome. Our dedicated enterprise officers also offer valuable assistance on how to begin as a freelancer/entrepreneur.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Module & Subject

Year1

The first year introduces you to the fundamentals of product design. You will learn both 2D and 3D design skills to represent your design intentions, including drawing for design and modelling in different materials.

We consider the impact of human factors, branding, design in context, design analysis and manufacturing. Sustainability is a theme throughout the course, we start by examining the impact of social, environmental and commercial issues around product design, and the possibilities presented by new technologies and future concepts.

Modules

  • 2D Design Experience

  • 3D Design Experience

  • Product Design for Manufacture

  • Integrated Design Process 1

  • Professional ID Studies 1

Year2

The final year brings together your skills, knowledge and understanding to produce a professional portfolio and may include entry to a national design competition. Our 2016 graduate Chuko Cribb won the prestigious New Designers’ Kingfisher award for his urban spaces project, which incorporated a unique design to grow vegetables in a small space and using less water resources.

You will also undertake a major project and exhibit in our Degree Show. Past students have used placement experience with Adidas to design sports footwear, and experience with Vax to develop new concepts in air conditioning.

Modules

  • BA (Hons)

     

    • Design Enquiry
    • Professional ID Studies 3
    • Product Design BA Final Major Project Ideation
    • Product Design BA Final Major Project Work
Entry Requirements

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  12600.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Coventry University ,Priory Street,Coventry, United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER