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BSc Product Design

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate a broad understanding of design philosophies such as sustainable design, inclusive design and affective design;
- demonstrate a familiarity with simple electronic circuits and manufacturing processes;
-demonstrate a broad understanding of the principles underpinning solid modelling software and rapid manufacturing processes;
- apply design methods and analytic frameworks to interpret standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;
- appreciate and employ methods of qualitative and quantitative enquiry in design, such as user testing, kansei engineering and the four pleasures, and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms, such as portfolio.

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

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- decision making.


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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