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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Product Design

Maynooth University
Maynooth University
Course Code
MH305
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
358
Points Change

Course Summary

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.

As well as general product design concepts, this course also includes electronic technologies, and materials commonly used in electronic products.

This course will suit you if you are interested in the creation of new products built with the user in mind and want to be at the heart of successful product innovation by bridging the gap between technology and the market, in a human-centred way.

Course Details

College Link > MH305 - Product Design

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

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

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)

Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
ACADX 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
CENGT 5M2061 Engineering Technology
ADESX 5M2208 Design

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

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

This course has placcement, and internship options and an Erasmus study abroad year (subject to availability)


The graduate will be capable of understanding and driving innovation in many spheres of life, especially those involving technology, its application or assessment. - Product Design - Technical Marketing - New Product Development - Design Management - Project Management - Public Administration - Technology Business Management (Marketing and General Management)

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

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