Product design is about the development of revolutionary new products and advancing our technological future. Professional product designers create inventions and arrive at effective solutions that meet human requirements and consumer needs. Products range from a toy that enhances learning to a medical product that saves lives. As a product designer, you will be able to improve the way people live, put forward-thinking businesses on the map and participate in the formulation of international policy, markets and social trends.
Our courses are accredited by the professional Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), validating their content as ideal for the design industry.
You will develop your design, mathematical and engineering skills, and your awareness of society and sustainability.
You will discover state-of-the-art methods and processes for sustainable design, interaction design, and innovation, equipping you to engage with contemporary practice.
Members of our staff are graduates from the Royal College of Art (RCA) and we have a mutually beneficial academic relationship with the RCA and their partner, Imperial College.
Many of our design modules and projects are initiated and run in association with both design and industrial companies. Such external collaboration broadens your learning experience and adds reality and interest to individual and course work.
Your substantial final-year individual project will be presented at a degree show, attended by members of the community and representatives from industry and commerce. The show has previously been held at the American Express Community Stadium at Falmer. For examples of our previous Product Design shows, visit Department of Engineering and Design: Product Design.
Take a look at our ‘study product design with us’ page for full details on our courses.