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BSc Product Design

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts of the design process and qualitative understanding of electronics, materials and statics.
2. Demonstrate competence in solid modelling and graphic design software, as well as in practical model-making.
3. Be able to communicate the results of their work in graphic portfolio, presentation and written report forms, and demonstrate an awareness of when each is appropriate.
4. Present structured and coherent arguments.
5. Evaluate qualitative and quantitative data;
6. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to creative and analytic problem solving in a design context;
7. Appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;
8. Demonstrate an awareness of the scope of product design and its relationship to the creative arts and engineering disciplines.

Skills Learning Outcomes
1. Application of science, mathematics and/or engineering principles
2. Problem solving
3. Searching and using technical literature
4. Design skills
5. Sustainability
6. Professional ethics practice
7. Equality, diversity and inclusion
8. Practical and workshop skills
9. Technical awareness of engineering materials, equipment, technologies, and processes
10. Quality management
11. Communication and collaboration
12. Lifelong learning
13. Time and personal management
14. Academic integrity


Achievement may be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and may include written examinations, in-class and online tests, problem sheets, assignments, and coursework in the form of projects, reports, presentations and posters.


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