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AD212
Product Design

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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The curriculum addresses all the stages and activities involved in the creation of a new product – from concept design to manufacture, prototyping to marketing encouraging the student to challenge conventions. 

The programme is delivered primarily within the design studio. Each year-group consistes typically of 30 students.

Coursework, essays and practical design projects are assessed at key points throughout the year. Formal assessment results are issued at the end of each academic year.

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PORTFOLIO REQUIRED.

NCAD's Portfolio Brief and Application Guidelines for 2017 entry can be found here


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions + Portfolio + LCE Maths H4 or better

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As a consequence of the range of skills acquired, Product Design graduates have a wide range of local and global opportunities open to them.

Designers often focus on a particular area, such as consumer electronics, furniture or medical equipment, but many of the product designer’s skills are transferable between projects and products. Graduates find employment within manufacturers and design consultancies, and have strong entrepreneurial skills which enable them to set up their own design companies, creating and producing products.

 



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