University of Strathclyde
Product Design and Innovation BSc (Hons)
University of Strathclyde

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Creative, analytical and practical skills all contribute to the design and development of ideas into innovative products.

Why Product Design & Innovation at Strathclyde? Learn how to develop new and innovative technology products for the global marketplace. Work with cutting-edge design and making technologies including 3D digital design and 3D printing. Gain skills and knowledge in design, making, creativity, innovation, technical analysis and communication. Undertake summer placements in industry. Study abroad options include Australia and Singapore. Professional accreditation by the Institution of Engineering Designers and Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Your Career Gain access to an outstanding career in design and innovation. Our graduates are positioned in world-leading firms such as Apple, Dyson, Triumph Motorcycles, Chivas Brothers, Reid Heath Audio, i4 Product Design, Jaguar Land Rover, PA Consulting, Shore Design, and 4c Design.

Recent graduate roles include: CAD Technician Design Engineer Management Trainee Product Designer Product Design Engineer

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Product Design and Innovation BSc (Hons) at University of Strathclyde for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
15 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Design Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20046 £20113 £23568
25-75 percentile range £18042 - £24043 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Product Design and Innovation, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Product Design and Innovation BSc (Hons) at University of Strathclyde

40% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
15% Design occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Media Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Year 2 entry: AAA-ABB (Maths or Physics or Design & Technology).

Year 1 entry: relevant HNC, A in Graded Unit

Year 2 entry: relevant HND, AA in Graded Units.

Maths or Physics or Engineering Science.

(Maths HL5 or Physics HL5) A Level, Higher or HL Art & Design or Design & Manufacture/Graphic Communication.

Must include Maths OR Physics at H1

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Product Design and Innovation, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Product Design and Innovation BSc (Hons)

EU £22400 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
International £22400 year 1
Ireland £22400 year 1

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland SAAS. If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde.

Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses; MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply.

The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page:

For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Strathclyde in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a prominent research education institution situated in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Awards and accolades are never far away from their name, having been recognised as university of the year on numerous occasions by Times Higher Education, as well as the 4th best in the UK for Student Satisfaction. The city itself is known for the friendly and humorous locals, as well as the diverse and international student population.

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Where is this programme taught

John Anderson Campus
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