University of Dundee

Product Design MSc

University of Dundee
In Dundee

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Typology Master
Location Dundee (Scotland)
Duration 12 Months
Start September
  • Master
  • Dundee (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    12 Months
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The programme has established a world-class reputation across industry, research and teaching. We have strong connections to the UK and global design economy and our tutors are collaborating on research and industrial projects with global design consultancies.

The programme will provide you with:

an ideal launch pad for entering the fast moving and exciting world of creative technology
an ability to make highly resolved product prototypes that explore and harness socially relevant design responses, thereby challenging the way people and society interact with creative technologies
an ability to interact and co-create with others, enabling you to become leaders in helping industry and society navigate the incredible opportunities and challenges that lie in our imminent futures
the tools and techniques for embedding cutting-edge technology into products
an internationally leading educational environment building on research and industry relationships, so ensuring a market readiness and entrepreneurship at the highest level
new perspectives and frameworks on problem-finding/solving, prototyping, design thinking and making, drawing upon an integral theoretical approach
the professional expertise and experience to work in cross-disciplinary teams to address contemporary real world issues

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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

Graduates from Product Design have gone on to have successful careers in fields such as: creative industries consumer product design medical products engineering design design management independent design consultancies in the UK and abroad The Product Design Research Group has a successful track record of research funding and also includes collaborations with NASA, Deutsche Telekom, Mozilla, Microsoft, Met Office and the V&A Museum. Over the course of the last few years, the group has investigated a variety of research topics, including, for example: Investigating the impact of digital technologies and big data analytics on creative processes. Using community hackathons to support grassroots development of civic technologies. Invigorating small business using Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technology. Investigate how co-design and wearable technologies can improve the mobility and wellbeing of residents in care homes. Exploring notions of openness and trust in IoT through an extensive network of collaborations, events and design interventions.

· Requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a creative or technical discipline (e.g. product design, industrial design, textile design, jewellery design, engineering, architecture, computer science etc.), although applicants with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered.

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What you'll learn on the course

Product Design
Changing Populations
Creative Technologies
Insights to Innovation
MSc Product Design

Course programme

  • DJ51032 - Accelerator
  • DJ51036 - Changing Populations
  • DJ51037 - Creative Technologies
  • DJ52010 - Prototyping: Insights to Innovation
  • DJ52031 - Studio Practice: Independent project
  • DJ53010 - Research Through Design
How you will be taught

Key to the philosophy of the MSc Product Design programme is a research driven and interdisciplinary approach to learning and teaching. This means that students are taught modules in both design and technology. Where possible, students will also collaborate with internal research scholars and groups, as well as external organisations and practitioners. Developing the research potential and impact of our postgraduate students is integral to our vision for research. As such, guidance is given for those who wish to continue to MPhil and PhD.

Teaching will be delivered through lectures, workshops, practical work and e-learning materials. Typically, teaching will happen in the studio, where staff and students will work together on specific issues and problems, and where students will be held responsible to drive their learning through effective interaction with tutors, peers and others. However, academic support and guidance will be provided through regular group tutorials and individual drop-in appointments.

How you will be assessed

There are no examinations associated with this programme. Assessment comes from the completion of coursework produced during each module. This may include practical work, written assignments and oral presentations.

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee - £17,275 per year of study

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