From the humble can opener to the bagless vacuum cleaner, we are surrounded by products that we need for modern-day living. We take so many of these devices for granted, but have you ever stopped to think about how clever some product designs really are? If you have, you will appreciate that there’s huge scope for being radically creative – to design faster, easier and at minimum cost. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and meets all the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years includes our computer aided design, rapid prototyping and 3D printing facilities. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course will appeal to creative people who are interested in design and it's applications in engineering, manufacturing and technology. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED On this course you can use our sophisticated computer software and rapid prototyping equipment, put learning into practice by doing a paid work placement, either in the UK or overseas, and you can work on real-life projects through our links with industry and various design centres. AFTER THE COURSE A career in product design promises to be challenging, fulfilling and well paid. Whether you are designing a new food container, part of a computer or maybe the next generation of mobile phones, there is no doubt that your career will bring you an incredible sense of satisfaction as well as achievement.