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BSc Product Design

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

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;

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 equipment, technologies, and processes
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:

- 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 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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