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Product Design degrees abroad

Product design refers to the process of conceptualizing new ideas and transforming them into physical, functioning products.

By taking a program in product design, you’ll develop the theoretical knowledge and practical expertise needed to create innovative devices and merchandise. You’ll study consumer needs and market trends and apply what you’ve learned by working on real-world briefs with professional clients. You’ll also gain skills in computer modeling, concept sketching, engineering, and manufacturing.

Studying abroad is a fantastic chance to immerse yourself in new markets and cultures. Observing a new way of life will spark your creativity and expose you to new windows of opportunity. You’ll become a more thoughtful, confident, and original designer.

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Product Design program structure

Although BSc programs in product design last a minimum of three years, most universities will encourage students to complete an extra year-long placement as part of their course. Industry internships are an excellent way to gain hands-on experience, try out new ideas, and boost your employability.

It’s possible to study product design as a four-year bachelor’s program in the US. Your first two years will be dedicated to general education classes, while the final half of your program will focus on product design-specific courses.

Those looking to take their education further can enroll in a postgraduate product design program. It normally takes one or two years to graduate with a master’s degree, and between three and seven years to gain a doctoral qualification.

Learning through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops and laboratory sessions will help you understand the theoretical and practical aspects of product design.

To assess your progress, you’ll probably need to submit portfolios, case studies, sketchbooks, reports, digital prototypes, and completed design projects.

Every university offers different core and elective modules depending on the specialties of their teaching staff. However, most product design courses will introduce you to these fundamentals:

  • Design practice
  • User-centered design
  • Materials and processes for product designers
  • Mechanical and electronic systems for product designers
  • Prototyping of design
  • Research and design methods
  • Computer modeling
  • Sketching and wireframing

Product Design study abroad programs

Product design undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in product design

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    Digital Publishing and Communication: Product Design - BA American University of Florence, Italy

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,410 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,825 EUR

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Product Design - BA (Hons) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,421 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,595 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Product Design - BDes Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,004 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,224 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Product Design and Innovation - BSc Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,287 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Industrial Product Design Engineering: Product Design (Interior Textile, Fashion Accessories) - BSc Óbuda University, Hungary

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    42 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,297 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,800 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in product design

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    Communication and Interactive Digital Media: Product Design - Cert American University of Florence, Italy

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,410 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,825 EUR

    Start date
    August, January, May
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Product design graduate programs

Master's in product design

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    Product Design - Master's Domus Academy, Italy

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    11 months
    Annual tuition fee
    27,906 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,700 EUR

    Start date
    September, November, February
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    Product Design - MProdDesign University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,108 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 52,500 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Product Design - MSc Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,427 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,600 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Product Design: Design - MSc Jönköping University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,022 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 150,000 SEK

    Start date
    August
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Doctorate in product design

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    Product Design - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,341 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June
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Certificate in product design

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    Product Design and Development (Industrial Design) - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,403 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future product design careers

Manufacturers, design consultancies, and engineering firms are always looking to recruit the next generation of talented designers who can identify gaps in the market and meet consumer demand.

As a product design graduate, your creativity and inventiveness will open up several exciting employment opportunities, including:

  • Product designer
  • Computer-aided design technician
  • Design engineer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Product manager
  • Materials engineer
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Purchasing manager

Building up your portfolio and connecting with industry professionals will give you the best chance of landing your dream job after you graduate. Consider entering design competitions, keep on top of sector developments by reading journal articles, and get as much relevant work experience as possible under your belt.