Global development is creating many challenges to the designer relating to environmental issues. On this course you will gain experience in designing for real world situations, analysing products on the market, and researching current global issues. This will involve developing visual communication skills and using computer aided design to visualise and model the products you create. You will be given the opportunity to manufacture two and three dimensional products to a high standard, aiming for quality at all levels. Product Design will provide the skills to design and manufacture products whilst developing your time and project management skills.
You will produce designs and concept models of real world products using a range of materials and processes.
The course also requires the design and development of both 2D and 3D products and to fulfil this you will have to communicate using a range of media, including computer aided design.
In addition you will study industrial and material manufacturing techniques, communicating your ideas with a design folio and a written case study.
You will design and make a solution for a real world situation and you will produce a fully functional end product that can be tested against the specification that you developed. The products produced can be created in any resistant material or appropriate combinations of them. In addition, you will study industrial and material manufacturing techniques, communicating your ideas with a design folio and a written case study.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Grade 6 in a Technology subject. Students who were unable to study a Technology subject will be considered following discussion with the Subject Leader.
Combines well with…
Art & Design, Mathematics, Physics.
Past students have moved on to study a wide range of courses such as computer game design, materials science, animation, architectural modelling, industrial product design, vehicle design and marine engineering. Quite often work produced during this course has helped students at interview and in some cases led to unconditional offers being made.