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Product design degrees

What is product design?

Product design involves creating new products to be sold by a business to its customers. It’s also about understanding product requirements and functionality, questioning existing ways of doing things and seeing opportunities to change things for the better. 

Why study product design? 

Product design engineering is an exciting industry that continually evolves alongside technology, product advancements, the demand for quicker turnaround times, unique and personalised products, and environmentally friendly supply chains and production. 

As a design engineer, you’ll be involved in almost every aspect of the product journey, from the initial concept, design, development, testing and management of projects to the manufacturing. 

Studying product design gives you broad theoretical knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to use production methods and materials creatively.

Why study product design at Strathclyde? 

Studying product design at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at an award-winning academic institution. A 5-star QS-rated university, we were named Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to win the award twice.

Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering & Technology and Institution of Engineering Designers. This demonstrates the degree meets the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) as outlined by the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP).

Companies return year-on-year to recruit from our Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management, including:

  • Chivas Regal
  • Adidas
  • Rolls Royce
  • Dyson
  • Jaguar Land Rover

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