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Industrial Design (with Integrated Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)

Entry requirements


64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Product design

Our BSc (Hons) Industrial Design (with Integrated Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, including a foundation year to help develop your creativity before you embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement.

Get technical as you design and create the next generation of products that will improve and enhance our lives on our cutting edge BSc (Hons) Industrial Design degree course at UCA Canterbury.

With access to our extensive workshop facilities – from 3D digital design software, laser cutting, CNC technology, virtual reality and spatial tracking technology – you’ll have plenty of exciting opportunities to make prototypes of your work.

You’ll explore the manufacturing process from beginning to end, and even challenge the definition of modern industrial design. The transferable skills that you’ll gain on this course will include developing prototypes, presenting concepts to investors and developing a scientific understanding of materials and their interaction.

You’ll graduate with a wealth of knowledge and experience, ready to enter a variety of industries that have a production element – working on anything from cars to furniture, toys or electronic devices, or in printmaking, 3D printing or beyond.

The Uni


Course location:

Canterbury

Department:

Architecture and Interior Design

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Product design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

58%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Design occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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