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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Product Design

TU Dublin - Dublin City
TU Dublin - Dublin City
Course Code
DT001
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points
441
Points Change
+1

Course Summary

Product Design - DT001
Product Design - DT001

Product design is the practice of developing an idea into a finished product. This involves deciding the size, shape, and materials to be used to best fit the function of the item.

Graduates will be capable of applying engineering principles in order to evolve a product’s development cycle from initial concepts to manufacturing stage.

This programme has been developed to produce graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work in today’s demanding design fields.

Course Details

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

Number of Reserved Places: 4 places

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CELTX Electronic Technology
CCTXX Control Technology
CITXX Information Technology
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
5M17814 Computer Systems & Networks
5M17817 Software Development
ACADX 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
AFURX 5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
CENGT 5M2061 Engineering Technology
CMTXX 5M2145 Motor Technology
5M2162 Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations
ADESX 5M2208 Design
CCONT 5M5010 Construction Technology
AIDXX 5M5054 Interior Design

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Career Progression

Product Design offers a career which can be utilized in a broad array of industries. Every product moves through a development cycle, which some professions will have contact with as the design develops but the product designer oversees the complete development cycle.

From the electronic industry to the automotive, medical and aero industries, the product designer contributes his skill and expertise in helping to develop and drive these areas.

Those who qualify with a BSc ( Product Design ) Degree are eligible for full membership of the Institution of Engineering Designers.

Further Research

Qualifax
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