Product Design & Innovation offers the student broad exposure to the exciting world of Engineering Design and manufacturing techniques through a mixture of problem based learning, practical work, projects and coursework. PDI is delivered using the CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) problem based learning teaching approach and places emphasis on providing industrially and business relevant, transferable skills, supported by a solid scientific and mathematical foundation. We offer Product Design degrees through three distinct pathways: Product Design BA, Product Design BSc, and Product Design & Innovation BEng. Which pathway you choose depends upon your interests, the subjects you have previously studied and what you want to do with your degree when you graduate. The Product Design & Innovation BEng is an engineering degree with a product design leaning. The course contains the same science, mathematics, and many of the engineering modules that are found in the Materials Engineering and Materials BEng course. Product Design is an applied subject and our course is based around applied workshop learning; seminars with demonstrations; practical and lab work. We don’t do lectures! Each academic year of the BA Product Design degree centres on a two-semester long design-practice modules. Design-practice challenges start with a design brief, to which you must apply the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) cycle. In your first year of study, you will take part in a team CDIO challenge with other students from the product design cohort. Alongside this, you will the fundamentals engineering including statics and materials, heat transfer and fluid mechanics, circuit theory, and programming for engineers. The second year CDIO challenge is an interdisciplinary team challenge, where you will tackle your design brief with students from engineering cohorts. The second year of study introduces topics that are more advanced, including ergonomic design, engineering tools and techniques, and electromechanical control. In the final year, you will work on an individual design project and present your work technically to other designers and to a non-specialist audience. The course contains diverse modules required to provide you with the breadth knowledge and skills needed for a career in product design. The final year of study includes sustainable design, design for extreme environment and options to select from a range of design topics which allow you to follow your interests.