The design course at Bangor is unlike any other in the UK as it allows you to tailor your experiences in preparation to becoming a changemaker, innovator and leader. You’ll develop skills which enable you to bring new, innovative products to market, making life better, easier and more productive for customers who value a new way of doing things.
Why study Product Design at Bangor University?
- 3rd for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021)
- 90% of our students graduate into jobs with many of them securing a post at their second or third-year placement companies. (Unistats 2020)
- 2nd for Employment after 3 Years (Longitudinal Employment Outcomes Survey 2020)
- Top 15 for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2021)
- We produce high calibre students with a wide range of real-world applicable skills and a very high percentage of our students graduate with higher class degrees
- Three placements across the degree rather than one-year long placement at the end of the course, this gives you the chance to improve and develop as an individual
- All projects undertaken can be live briefs with industry partners, which gives you relevant experience for a career in the design and manufacturing industry
- You will be in small teaching groups with regular access to support from tutors
- Personal tutor support on both an educational and pastoral level
- No extra cost for materials or usage of workshop or studio spaces
- Students agree that this course prepares them for industry and employment
- High levels of professional development through oral presentational skills and analytical work placement report writing skills
You’ll learn to manage commercial projects professionally, allowing companies to be more effective, competitive and relevant in the world today. We’re committed to ensuring that you gain the skills needed to make a difference, and help you put into action what’s best for people and the planet.
You’ll graduate with a firm belief that your energy and contribution will enable you to excel in a role that is highly valued by industry. Our students often graduate into jobs, with many of them securing a post at their second or third year placement companies.
The course is designed to give you a broad foundation in design through live projects with companies and industrial experience which consists of four modules in each year:
- Workplace Experience
- Design Subject Study (two modules)
- Professional Practice
In the Subject Study modules, you will study human centred design and design thinking methodologies. A range of briefs will challenge and develop you both creatively and professionally. Projects with industrial partners will ensure a grounding and context of how industry works. Your challenge is to be creative and ensure innovation within the given challenge.
- Principles of Design Thinking
- Design Communication and Modelling
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM)
- Manufacturing Skills
- Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy
- Presentation Skills
The Professional Practice lectures are designed to make you competent in the issues that affect product designers in industry:
- Design Innovation for industry
- Strategic leadership
- Project Management
- Organisations and Management
- Presentation Skills