Product designers invent and develop essential items that enrich everyday life. Our course concentrates on the design of products, systems and services, including consumer goods, electronic gadgets, sustainable products, sports and healthcare equipment, packaging, and transportation. This course is a designer-centred programme, encouraging you to develop your own individual style, vision and philosophy. Through a range of diverse and stimulating projects you will explore many aspects of product design, from the understanding of user needs to the exploration of design through commissioned work. Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content. You'll benefit from outstanding employability prospects; 100% of our BA (Hons) Product Design students are in work or further study, just six months after graduating (DLHE 2015-2016). Having professional work experience is highly sought after in industry. You'll have the chance to undertake a one-year placement as part of your studies, gaining vital skills and experience in the workplace, and our close working relationships with industry mean that our students are often in high demand. You can take the opportunity to study abroad, exploring new cultures and gaining design inspiration, through our Erasmus exchange programme, and also explore local and international design, with inspiring trips in the UK and abroad included in your course fees. This year students travelled to Berlin as part of their studies. You'll also take part in live design projects, with briefs from real clients. Previous clients have included Paul Smith and Nestlé. You'll learn how to use a range of design tools and techniques in our industry-standard workshops and design spaces, supported by our team of expert technicians throughout your time here. Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Shows, attended by industry experts and prospective employers; and add to your CV and challenge yourself by taking part in competitions and national events, producing innovative and exciting designs to complex briefs.