* Please note tuition fees have been rounded off.Tuition fees may differ.
UTP: Product Design is the equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate Bachelor of Product Design degree at the university. Upon completion of the programme, you will be eligible to progress* to the second year of the Bachelor of Product Design degree.
University of Canterbury is leading the way with its multidisciplinary Bachelor of Product Design. Product Design combines creative design, science, engineering, and business studies. Product designers plan and develop items for use in homes, businesses, and industry.
By specialising in Applied Immersive Game Design, you will gain the knowledge of the game design process, from creating an exciting and engaging interface to incorporating 3D and augmented reality technologies to enhance the user’s experience. Be equipped on the necessary skills to know how to create games for both recreational and educational purposes and be part of the growing game development industry in New Zealand.
Available majors and endorsements:
UTP Product Design is a set programme of study. Students will study seven courses from the following subject areas. Note: Not all subjects will be offered every semester and failure to pass a required course will result in a delay in the completion of studies.
Compulsory academic subjects for all majors:
Additional courses for specific major
Applied Immersive Game Design:
All UTP students are required to complete compulsory study skills programmes (fee free).
Potential career paths:
A degree in Product Design specialising in Applied Immersive Game Design can lead you to a fulfilling career in exciting industries such as game development, graphic design, virtual and augmented reality, and be able to create engaging and enjoyable programmes that will be used for entertainment or educational purposes.
Entry into the UTP generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent (this is equivalent to Year 13 in the New Zealand education system).
NCEA Level 3 or equivalent qualification: 12 credits in Mathematics (including both 91578 - differentiation and 91579 - integration), 12 credits in Physics (if required for intended major) and 10 credits in one or two other University Entrance approved subjects
Entry requirements vary from country to country. Please refer to UCIC website for more details:
English Language Requirements:
Due to COVID-19, we are accepting online versions of the above tests.
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