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Product Design Innovation

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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.

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Product 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 and machinery to company brands and web applications. Increasingly, product designers are also involved in assisting businesses deliver services to the public. The programme blends creative design skills with entrepreneurial and business problem-solving skills, ensuring graduates emerge with a pragmatic approach to industrial design.

The Product Design Innovation 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. Students complete individual and group project work helping to foster creative problem solving, communication and modelling skills. Modules include: design skills; materials production science; visual and creative studies; CAD CAM1; marketing for design; project planning and development.

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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 will have employment opportunities across a variety of sectors including: design consultancies; graphics; furniture design; environmental design; product interface and specialised web/internet applications. There is a strong indigenous SME industry with requirements for graduates in this sector which has been specifically targeted by government for significant growth and development.



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