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Product Design / Dearadh Táirgí

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Product Design

2022 CAO Points: 440

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5: 


  • ADESX / 5M2208 Design
  • AGDXX / 5M1995 Graphic Design
  • ACADX / 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
  • AFURX Furniture Design
  • 5M2012 Furniture Design & Making
  • AIDXX / 5M5054 Interior Design
  • CCONT / 5M5010 Construction Technology
  • CCTXX Control Technology
  • CELTX Electronic Technology
  • CENGT / 5M2061 Engineering Technology
  • CITXX Information Technology
  • CMTXX / 5M2145 Motor Technology
  • 5M2162 Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations
  • 5M0529 / 5M17817 Software Development
  • 5M0536 / 5M17814 Computer Systems & Networks


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

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Product design is all about creating a new product that a business can sell to its customers. Industry, commerce, retail and domestic markets are hungry for new products of all varieties. Every product moves through a development cycle, which the product designer oversees.

This course aims to produce graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to work in today’s demanding design fields.

The World Economic Forum forecast the most important skills you’ll need in order to be truly valuable for your lifetime in the workforce. At the top of the list are creative problem-solving, social intelligence, complex critical thinking and the ability to be a lifelong learner. Our Product Design course has been equipping students with these skills since 2003.

It’s a dynamic course, always evolving to reflect changes in the technological and cultural environment and showcasing future possibilities through innovation and design.

Modules include everything from Applied Physics for Design, Creative Design Fundamentals, Design Mathematics, Manufacture & Materials, Innovation in Design and Design Tools & Technology to Management and Strategy, Product Visualisation, Prototyping & Modelmaking, and Product Development Studio.

Our sought-after graduates go on to work in a wide array of industries, including medical devices, agri-tech, automotive, sports technology, strategic service design, user experience design, toy and game design, and many more.

Study Abroad Opportunities: In Year 3, you can undertake a full semester at an international partner university such as San Francisco State University, UPC in Barcelona, or Hong Kong PolyU.

If you qualify with a BSc (Product Design) Degree, you’re eligible for full membership of the Institution of Engineering Designers.

Our sought-after graduates go on to work as designers in a wide breadth of industries. These include medical devices, agri-tech, automotive, sports technology, strategic service design, user experience design, innovation consultancy, marketing, graphic design, toy and game design, and much, much more.

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Industrial Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Design Assistant
  • Industrial Testing
  • Product Inspection
  • Freelance Designer
  • Graduate Design Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Account/Client Manager
  • Packaging Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Graduate Designer
  • Product Developer
  • Structural Designer
  • New Product Developer
  • Research Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Product Strategist
  • Simulation Designer
  • Product Manager
  • Technical Sales Executive
  • Computer Games Designer
  • Brand Manager
  • New Business Development
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • In-house Designer
  • Sports Product Designer
  • Medical Device Designer
  • Sustainable Product Designer
  • Lighting Design Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Creative Director
  • Project Manager/Director
  • FF&E Designer
  • Midweight Designer
  • CAD Design Engineer
  • Design Manager
  • R&D Technician
  • Regulatory Officer
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Health & Safety
  • Exhibition/Display Designer
  • Interior and Spatial Designer
  • Web Development & Advertising
  • Owner / Founder
  • Production Manager
  • Packaging Manager
  • Design Branding
  • Illustrator/Animator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Space Planners
  • Planning Assistant
  • R&D Processor
  • Packaging Researcher
  • Patent / Copywriting
  • Legal / Compliance
  • Management Consultant
  • Lecturer, Sales Executive
  • Design Draftsperson
  • Journalist
  • Product Communications Officer/Manager/Specialist
  • Technology & Development Manager
  • Applied Physics for Design 1
  • Communications
  • Creative Design Fundamentals 2
  • Creative Design Fundamentals
  • Design History
  • Design Mathematics 1
  • Economics
  • Graphical Communication in Design
  • Manufacture & Materials
  • Marketing
  • Team Design
  • Applied Creativity in Design
  • Applied Innovation in Design
  • Applied Physics for Design 2
  • Design Innovation
  • Design Mathematics 2
  • Design Tools & Technology
  • Management and Strategy
  • Marketing Research
  • Modelmaking & Rendering
  • Product Visualisation
  • Prototyping & Modelmaking
  • Virtual Modelling
  • Applied Design Options
  • Creative Design Studio
  • Design & Manufacturing Methods
  • Design Analysis
  • Design for Tooling & Manufacture
  • Design Theory
  • Electrotechnology
  • Enterprise Devel/Business Process Management
  • Legal Aspects of Product Design
  • New Product Introduction 1
  • New Product Introduction 2
  • Design & Innovation
  • Ethical & Sustainable Design
  • Innovation Management & Life Cycle Design
  • Marketing Case Studies
  • Product Development Studio
  • Professional Practice
  • Project
The trilogy of knowledge this course offers including Engineering, Business and Creative Design is fundamental to producing an exceptional product designer and even an entrepreneur.
After graduating from Product Design there were many job possibilities available to me. The area that I chose to look for work in was medical devices. The Product Design course enabled me to explore this line of work because as part of the curriculum there was a semester of classes that introduced the medical device industry and much of what I learnt is used daily in my job. Most of the work I do involves working closely with small groups of people, leading brainstorm sessions, using and developing new technologies. These are all skills that I learnt from Product Design at DIT.

This level 8 Honours Degree is accepted both nationally and internationally as a suitable qualification for entry to a large range of Masters degree or research courses.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science


4 years

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