BDes Product Design
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge of design methods and their use in developing products;- accurately deploy qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluating products against design requirements and assessing their feasibility;- demonstrate an awareness of the business context of design and the roles of professional designers in industry;- describe and comment on recent research and scholarship in the areas of design and relevant technologies;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in design;- make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources to inform design decisions;- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended design project;
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied; - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability top apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;- work that draws on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.