Are you fascinated by how design can influence and improve modern life? Do you want to design the products, devices and solutions of the future? Ideal for students with backgrounds in art or engineering, this innovative degree offers a perfect balance of fabrication, design and manufacturing study, focusing specifically on the relationship between products and their users. The curriculum also includes intensive study of ergonomics, usability principles and materials. With a strong industry focus, product design at Solent is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). This mark of quality is reserved for courses that are best suited to preparing students for employment in engineering design roles. The course aims to equip students with fundamental skills in design and manufacturing techniques. Studies are aided by industry-standard facilities, including well-lit professional studios with fully equipped model-making and prototyping workshops, together with access to the latest rapid prototyping software and facilities. An important element of the course is its accreditation by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). Students on the product design degree can enjoy free student membership for the duration of their studies, as well as their first year of graduate membership. There are many benefits to membership of the IED, most notably the opportunity to gain professional registration and recognition of expertise, to network with other designers and to continue professional development. If you think a career in product design is for you, Southampton Solent’s innovative, industry-focused product design degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to help you on your way to an exciting and inspiring career.