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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.

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Product Design

Blackrock Further Education Institute
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Course Code
5M2208 PDD
Career Zone
NFQ Type
1 Year
Full Time

Course Summary

Are you curious about how everyday objects are designed and made? Are you inventive and enjoy problem solving? Are you interested in making functional objects beautiful? Product design involves the design of an object from concept stage to design development employing graphics and model making.

This course places a strong emphasis on the design process, and combines creative ability with technical skills. It is based on project work with an emphasis on learning by doing. The work produced will be presented as a portfolio to enable you to progress onto further studies or employment in the design field.

Course Details

College Link > 5M2208 PDD - 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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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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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.


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

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

Industrial Design
Set Design
Product Design
Graphic Design

Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

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

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