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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.
The 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.
Everyday products such as microwave ovens, bicycles, mobile phones, and automated espresso coffee machines both resolve a need or problem and inspires a craving within a consumer. By specialising in Industrial Product Design, you get to learn how to create useful products which incorporate fundamental elements found in successful modern-day designs: a scientific or engineering principle and an appealing aesthetic. Gain the necessary skills and be part of an industry with a passion for innovation and create functional devices to assist in people’s lives.
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
Industrial Product Design:
All UTP students are required to complete compulsory study skills programmes (fee free).
Potential career paths:
A degree in Product Design specialising in Industrial Product Design can lead you to work in multi-disciplinary design departments in a wide array of areas such as: electronics, packaging, furniture, ergonomics, consumer goods, medical appliances, and vehicle design.
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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