Institute of Technology or PolytechnicOtago Polytechnic
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During this hands-on programme, you’ll learn how to approach the design of products, services and systems while keeping human needs and sustainability as your core focus. You’ll design, build and test prototypes to understand concepts and to gain skills in conceptualisation, drawing, modelmaking, Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, graphic design and production methods.
About the programme
Product Design is an exciting, ever-evolving profession focused on designing objects and systems to improve the way we live.
As a product designer you could work for corporations, manufacturers, consultancies and in the public sector, working to create specialised equipment with multidisciplinary teams that include doctors, researchers and engineers.
You'll graduate well-equipped for the workforce, with transferable skills in project management, communication, marketing and idea generation.
Benefits of studying with us
Valuable industry experience that gives you key connections
A range of international exchange opportunities with global partner institutions
Human-centred approaches, manufacturing processes and aesthetic considerations to enhance your concepts and ideas
A balanced curriculum of theoretical content and studio-based projects
Highly personalised learning with small classes and plenty of one-on-one support
World-class technology, CAD suites and technical support that will provide you with all the tools you need to get the most out of your learning
Employers want our Product Design graduates for their problem-solving abilities, agile thinking and teamwork. In this programme you'll design, build and test prototypes to understand and refine concepts and cultivate your skills in:
English Language requirements