Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design Innovation CW728
- NFQ Level 8
- 4 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is the Course about?
From the physical products we engage with every day, such as homewares, entertainment, sports and gaming electronics to specialist high-end technology tools and medical devices, all are carefully designed to be intuitive, efficient and engaging.
Product Design develops deep insight into how people choose to live, work and play. Using design-thinking, research, process and practice, human-centred and elegant solutions are created to assist people engage and perform at their best.
Product Design Innovation is a creative and collaborative activity which uses a design-led approach to identify and develop new products and services to enhance and improve people’s lives.
Is this course for you?
If you are interested in creative problem solving tasks that focus on the development of products and services that address real-world, human-centered problems then Product Design Innovation might be the course for you!
- All learning is project-based in a studio environment, with a continuous assessment approach. The course structure ensures full integration of all creative, academic and technical module components.
- Facilities for students include: customised studios and design offices; dedicated access to computing and industry standard design software, printing/plotting resources, multiple 3D modelling and rapid-prototyping solutions as well as traditional model workshop equipment, testing labs and finishing booths to demonstrate design proposals.
- Deep collaboration with industry partners across all years of the course to allow students to experience the design process in action.
- One semester work placement or study abroad option in year 3.
- SHOWCASE and exhibition of work occurs throughout the course allowing students to present their work to industry, commercial partners, agencies and the community.
- Exit award – Higher Certificate in Arts in Industrial Design (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.
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What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates achieving an honours grade can qualify to undertake postgraduate studies in design including a Master of Arts in Interaction Design, a research masters through designCORE or a Master of Science in Medical Devices at Institute of Technology Carlow, among other post-graduate opportunities in Ireland and abroad.
What exemptions will I receive?-
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Graduates of Product Design Innovation at Institute of Technology Carlow, have membership in the IDI, Institute of Designers of Ireland.
Our graduates are employed across a wide range of sectors, from services and manufacturing to hi-tech and pharmaceuticals. Specialisms include: product and industrial design consultancy; furniture and environmental design; visual communications; packaging and the print sectors; web; digital technologies and user-experience (UX).
What are the minimum entry requirements?
- 2H5 & 4O6/H7
- English or Irish O6/H7
- Mathematics O6/H7
Digital Modelling and Materials
Design Studio 1(Skills and Process)
Digital Modelling and Process
Ergonomics and Model Making
International Design Movements
Design for Manufacture (studio elective)
Design Studio 2 (Design for Industry)
Personal and Commercial Visualisation
Modelling for user validation
Design Theory, Methods and Application
Design Live Projects (Studio Elective)
Modelling Design Features
3D Rapid Prototyping
Design, Culture and Society
Design Studio 3 (Data-led Design)
EDU (work Elective)
Design Studio 3 (Industrial Design)
Form and Specification
Surface Finishing and Detailing
Academic Research Writing
Design Studio 3 (Artefact UX Design)
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