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DT001
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.

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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.


Product Design at DIT

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This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014


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

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Old Code New Code Award Title
ACADX  5M1940  Computer Aided Design
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
AFURX  5M2012  Furniture Design and Making
ADESX  5M2208  Design
AIDXX  5M5054  Interior Design

Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions

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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.



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