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CW707
Industrial 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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Industrial design is the process of creating new products and items from concept or working on improvements to existing products and concepts. Items can include everything from electronics, domestic appliances, garden products, medical equipment, sports equipment and machinery, to company brands and web applications.

This three-year programme equips students with knowledge and skills in design; engineering; technology; materials; manufacturing processes; computer aided design, model making and marketing. The programme blends creative design skills with entrepreneurial and business problem-solving skills, ensuring graduates emerge with a pragmatic approach to industrial design. The Industrial Design programme was developed in conjunction with the small to medium size (SME) business sector so that students are equipped with both the creative and broader business skills required by industry.

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CW707 - Industrial Design
IT Carlow

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CW707 - Industrial Design
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates of this programme may pursue a wide range of careers including: product designers in manufacturing companies; designers within consultancy or research and development organisations; computer aided modelling and technical drafting; model making and product marketing positions.



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