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
- Rolls Royce
- Jaguar Land Rover
Studying in DMEM feels more like working in a top global company. The facilities are second to none, staff are truly there to support your development and the classes are engaging and hands-on.
Heather Macaulay Smith
While studying at Strathclyde I was able to land an internship at Google, and I was offered a full-time position upon graduation.
Out of the many universities in the UK, there are only a small handful that deliver courses like DMEM’s, making it an obvious choice for engineers who want to understand the entire design and manufacturing process of products.
Studying Product Design was great. I especially value the relationships I was able to form with a number of the staff members who have an incredible range of experience and expertise.
I do feel like my education at DMEM allowed me to be a step ahead compared to peers in industry. I was confident, had a broad education, was prepared to work in a team and had a raw passion for my field of work plus I gained a very determined attitude to succeed.
Product Design Graduate
I’ve had opportunities to experience a wide variety of projects, work within many disciplines, make lots of friends and to top it off will have a highly regarded degree at the end of it all.
Product Design Graduate
I chose to study in this department because I have a mechanical engineering background and a keen interest in design and creativity. This department succeeds in making these two fields work well together.