Design and Technology Centre

Overview

What is product design?

Find out what skills you need to become a product designer and how we can help you develop them as a student on our degree programme. Take a look at our 'What is Product Design?' page

The Design and Technology Centre is part of the School of Education at Bangor University.

At the Centre we train both design and technology teachers and product designers on our BSc Product Design course and our Design and Technology degree course (leading to Qualified Teacher Status).

cover of the product design brochure

We also run workshops, short courses and competitions for schools, teachers and pupils.

Our philosophy is to teach our students to be creative and innovative within 'real' situations. We encourage our trainees to work on projects which have commercial potential. The experience and knowledge they gain in this context encompasses issues such as Research, Marketing, Intellectual Property, Sustainability and Economics, for example.

This approach has seen the Centre and both its Product Design BSc degee and our Design and Technology degree course students gain considerable respect nationally. Student projects undertaken at the centre have covered a range of product design challenges and the products they have designed and developed have been exhibited UK wide and are the subject of much media coverage (the BBC's Best Inventions for example). A successful track record of innovation, technology and product design education at the centre has enabled us to expand the range of courses we offer. Please see our course section for more information.

Our Location...

We are located on the Normal campus between Upper Bangor and the Menai suspension bridge - it is a very pleasant place to live work and play.

Our Facilities...

The Centre is housed in its own purpose built building comprising of:

  • a well equipped IT/lecture room
  • a fully equipped workshop with a comprehensive range of CNC machinery and equipment
  • rapid prototyping studio allows 3d printing and other such facilities

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Courses

Our Product Design degree (BSc)

The Product Design degree course is for those students who have their sights set on working in industry. Students gain an understanding of the whole manufacturing process and specialise in designing and manufacturing products.

Workplace experience is a central element of the Product Design degree course and attention is given to the development and assessment of professional standards in accordance with the learning outcomes.

Our Design and Technology degree (BSc - leading to Qualified Teacher Status)

This degree will qualify you to teach Design and Technology in secondary schools and in post-16 environments.

The course will give you a broad foundation in the teaching of the subject and has been developed in response to the government's revised criteria for initial teacher training. One week's primary school experience is included in the course.

There are three elements to the Design and Technology degree (Secondary Education): Subject Study, Professional Studies, and School Experience.

Please note that during the interview you will need to sit a test in Numeracy and Literacy.

Videos & E-brochure

Product Design at Bangor

Innovation, technology and design education. Watch the video to see what a Product Design degree has to offer.

Ysgol Cae Top 2014

A week of Design and Technology activities condensed into a 3 minute video! Thank you Ysgol Cae Top, Bangor.

Product Design e-brochure

Contact Us

The postal address is:

DT Centre
School of Education
Bangor University
Normal Site
Holyhead Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2PZ

Staff

Dewi Rhys Rowlands BA(Hons), PGCE
Course Director
Tel: 01248 38 3061
E-mail: eds407@bangor.ac.uk

Aled Williams BA(Hons), PGCE
Lecturer/Darlithydd
Tel: 01248 3823014
E-mail: a.l.williams@bangor.ac.uk

I Peredur Williams BSc (Hons), FRSA
Lecturer/Darlithydd
Tel: 01248 382674
E-mail: i.p.williams@bangor.ac.uk

Heledd Selwyn
Administrator
Tel: 01248 38 3082
E-mail: eds40a@bangor.ac.uk

Katie Roberts BDes (Hons), MA
Teaching Technician
Tel: 01248 383269/383005
E-mail: k.l.roberts@bangor.ac.uk