Product Design at NTU is all about creating bold design solutions that bring together art and technology in innovative and practical ways.

Our courses show you how to approach design projects in a creative way, whilst appreciating the technical, social and commercial factors that are essential for realistic and successful design.  

A degree in product design will help you understand the processes involved into taking your ideas to manufacture. It will also enable you to appreciate and understand client and market needs so that your products can have maximum impact and usability.

Postgraduate courses 

Undergraduate courses

Leading workshop facilities

We offer industry-standard facilities where students are supported by a team of experienced technicians and academic staff. Resources include workshops, studios, CAD suites and exhibition spaces. Facilities within the extensive workshops include engineering tools for models and artefacts, Rapid Prototype and laser-cutting technology. We have a £100,000 industry-standard high pressure water cutter – which operates at twice the speed of sound!

Waterjet cutting is one of the fastest growing major machine tool processes in the world and NTU are one of the few universities in the UK with this ground-breaking technology – which has revolutionised our product design workshops.

The new water cutter complements other recent investments in the workshops including two rapid prototyping machines and the installation of £60,000 state-of-the-art laser cutter and a furniture-manufacturing CNC Router.

Use of all machinery is free of charge for students.

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Image galleries

See our impressive workshops for yourselves on our workshop facebook and the product design gallery

Experienced academic and technical teams

Our product design team are experts in their field, provide excellent teaching and first-class technical support. Academics are actively involved in ground-breaking research and are prominent within the product design industry.

The team includes many award winners including a Times Higher Education short-listing for 'Most Innovative Teacher of the Year'. We have also received the high accolade of an NTU Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award given for “Outstanding lecturers, whom students value highly and are a model to the sector”.

Preparing you for a successful career

At NTU we have everything you need to make sure your CV is bursting with the skills that employers are looking for. What we do works, as an amazing 94% of our graduates* from full-time undergraduate courses are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

Product design degrees open the door to a wide range of job opportunities – recent graduates have gone on to work as product designers, packaging designers, point of sale/marketing/retail/exhibition designers and design engineers, CAD, web designers for companies including:

An increasing number of graduates also start their own companies such as:

  • Cyclepods set up by James Steward, based on his final year project
  • And Then Design set up by 2008 graduates Sam Wright and Jamie Bowler
  • Lime Studio set up by 2005 graduate Oscar Tange

Dedicated career support
Our Career Development Centre helps you to shape and develop your career. They work with you to develop survival skills for a competitive job market. That includes showing you how to tailor your profile, skills and CV, interview techniques, how to cope with contemporary recruitment methods and improving your communication and presentation skills.

 

Award-winning work by Edward Barber, BA (Hons) Product Design
Award winning work by Gregg Parsell, BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design
Work by Arron Kempster, BSc (Hons) Product Design
Student in Maudslay workshops
Group of students working in Maudslay workshops