Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Product Design
2023 CAO Points: 421
Leaving Certificate Requirements
Minimum Number of
Minimum Grade in
English OR Irish
QQI/FET Award Required
1 OF THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:
|Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline|
In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi
Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature
English Language Requirements
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.
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.
View other videos
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 Manager||Exhibition/Display Designer|
|Product Designer||Technical Sales Executive||Interior and Spatial Designer|
|Design Assistant||Computer Games Designer||Web Development & Advertising|
|Industrial Testing||Brand Manager||Owner / Founder|
|Product Inspection||New Business Development||Production Manager|
|Freelance Designer||Mechanical Design Engineer||Packaging Manager|
|Graduate Design Engineer||In-house Designer||Design Branding|
|Entrepreneur||Sports Product Designer||Illustrator/Animator|
|Account/Client Manager||Medical Device Designer||Fashion Designer|
|Packaging Designer||Sustainable Product Designer||Space Planners|
|Interaction Designer||Lighting Design Engineer||Planning Assistant|
|Design Consultant||Product Development Engineer||R&D Processor|
|Marketing Executive||Creative Director||Packaging Researcher|
|Graduate Designer||Project Manager/Director||Patent / Copywriting|
|Product Developer||FF&E Designer||Legal / Compliance|
|Structural Designer||Midweight Designer||Management Consultant|
|New Product Developer||CAD Design Engineer||Lecturer, Sales Executive|
|Research Engineer||Design Manager||Design Draftsperson|
|R&D Engineer||R&D Technician||Journalist|
|Multimedia Designer||Regulatory Officer||Product Communications Officer/Manager/Specialist|
|Graphic Designer||Jewellery Designer||Technology & Development Manager|
|Web Designer||Furniture Designer||Product Strategist|
|Simulation Designer||Quality Assurance/Control||Health & Safety|
- Applied Physics for Design 1
- Creative Design Fundamentals 2
- Creative Design Fundamentals
- Design History
- Design Mathematics 1
- Graphical Communication in Design
- Manufacture & Materials
- 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
- 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
Advanced Entry is not being offered in 2023.
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 TU Dublin.
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.