PRODUCT DESIGN


UNITED KINGDOM QUALIFICATIONS

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
IN
PRODUCT DESIGN

Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 2 Years (Full-time)

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
IN
PRODUCT DESIGN (TOP UP)

Coventry University, UK
Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)

OR

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
IN
PRODUCT DESIGN (TOP UP)

Northumbria University, UK
Intakes: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Advanced Diploma

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the product design industry. The emphasis is placed on conceptual investigation, critical thinking and a hands-on approach towards technological skills, manufacturing skills and design management.



Coventry University

The BA (Hons) Product Design courses aim specifically to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as the contacts and networking experience, to establish themselves as design professionals. Through strong industry links and professionally relevant projects, briefs and simulated working practices, these courses will offer students the best possible advantages for fostering a career in the product design industries. Apart from international case studies, students are exposed to Asian culture and will integrate their own identity which will reflect their choice of design solutions.

Changes in technology, communications and commerce since that time have redefined product design, development and manufacture the world over. Research and design are now commonly carried out at a remote distance from engineering and manufacture. Marketing may be implemented in a third location. The introduction of almost unlimited variability within manufacturing now offers the possibility of a large number of one-off or small batches of designs being offered for sale. Issues of sustainability, environmental and social impacts have also developed quickly and strongly over the period since the last review. The course is taught through a portfolio approach to the preparation and selection of design project work for assessment, the introduction of specialist product design skills modules, 3D printing and milling technologies and explicit study in the concepts of sustainability. Most modules will include opportunities to experience a range of starting points and outcomes; this choice-element permits students to experiment with and encounter a varied ‘diet’ of possibilities adding to their professional portfolios.

Students will be able to draw from wide source of projects in Asia, participate in competitions and collaborative projects and work in multidisciplinary teams. This will increase their global employability and prepare them to launch their own business.

Northumbria University

The BA (Hons) Product Design programme is project and studio based and integrates design practice, technology and theory. Students creative ability is actively promoted and encouraged through live projects with industry, team working, regional, national and international collaboration. The programme aims to prepare students with specialist skills, qualities of professionalism, cultural and ethical awareness and commercial viability.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Areas of employment include:

  • Product Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Toy Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Environmental/Spatial Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Model Maker for Commercial Studios
  • Design Educationalist
  • 3D Rendering Designer

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in the language. Students must meet the minimum English Standard as stipulated below to commence their registered Advanced Diploma/Bachelor/Master courses with Raffles College of Higher Education.

Undergraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses
Advanced Diploma (2 Years) Bachelor of Commerce (Top Up)
Applicable to students with Diploma / Higher NITEC / NITEC or equivalent (based on Recognition of Prior Learning)
Master of Commerce (1 Year)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 5.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 525 (Paper-based) or 70 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 620
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.0, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 650
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (Paper-based) or 90 - 91 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 700
English Speaking Countries Non-English Speaking Countries
Course is undertaken solely in the English Language The study was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides and is conducted and examined solely in the English Language
  • Preparation course approved by RCDC as a basis for admission*
  • Senior secondary qualification accepted by RCDC*
  • 1 (or more) Year(s)- Post-secondary study at an RCDC recognised institution
  • 2 (or more) Years - Senior secondary qualification
  • 2 (or more) Years - Post secondary Diploma qualification
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
The College reserves the right to verify applicant's standard of English through English Placement test for applicants applying through Part B. (*Only applicable to RCDC Programmes)
Students who do not meet the minimum requirement as stipulated above will need to take the Raffles College of Higher Education's English Placement Test

AGE REQUIREMENTS

For All Advanced Diploma Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 16-years of age.

For All Top up Bachelor Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 18-years of age.

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