The ever-increasing requirement by industry, commerce, retail and domestic markets for new products of all varieties has resulted in a thriving industry for businesses in the area of product design.
Dublin Institute of Technology has developed this programme in response to market demand to produce graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work in today's demanding design fields.
The role of the product designer is to oversee the complete development cycle of a product in industry. Graduates will be capable of applying engineering principles in order to evolve a product's development cycle from initial concepts to manufacturing stage.
During the course of the programme students will study how the creative aspect of design as developed in Creative Design Fundamentals and various Design Innovation Studios modules integrate with the manufacturing potential of their design supported by modules such as Manufacture and Materials through to analysis of their design as taught in Design Analysis.
The technologies involved in bringing a concept to market will be outlined and planned in modules such as Economics, Marketing and Legal Aspects of Product Design.
Students will be supported by modules such as New Product Introduction and Business Process Management when they enter both National and International competitions.
Their final year project will allow them to bring all these various areas together in order to propose, conceptualize, design and develop their ideas to a professional and industrial standard.
- Product Design offers a career which can be utilized in a broad array of industries.
Study abroad options
- An International exchange programme exists with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, San Francisco State University in the USA and Canberra University in Australia.
- Qualification awarded: BSc (PRODUCT DESIGN) Level 8 / BSc
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