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Product Design
QQI Level 5 5M2208
Degree Progression
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Overview

Are you curious about how everyday objects are designed and made? Are you inventive and enjoy problem solving? Are you interested in making functional objects beautiful? Product design involves the design of an object from concept stage to design development employing graphics and model making.
This course places a strong emphasis on the design process, and combines creative ability with technical skills. It is based on project work with an emphasis on learning by doing. The work produced will be presented as a portfolio to enable you to progress onto further studies or employment in the design field.

Course Code PDD
Duration 1 Year
Number of Places 30
Contact Hours Per Week 20 approx
Timetable Contact 5 Days

Assessment and Certification

  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of studio projects and assignments submitted throughout the year.
  • Learners will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Design (5M2208).

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

What Will I Study?

The following modules are studied on the course:

Year 1 Drawing Design Skills Computer Aided Draughting (SketchUp) Computer Illustrated Graphics Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design Combined Materials Work Experience Personal Effectiveness

What Will I Do?

  • Field Trips to sites, Museums, Conferences, and Design Projects are an integral part of the learning experience.
  • Educational Tours are organised which may include a European trip.
  • Career advice and help with CV preparation is provided by the Guidance and Career Service.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Industrial Design
  • Set Design
  • Product Design
  • Graphic Design

Progression

If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

  • BSc (Hons) Product Design Technological University Dublin [City] - www.tudublin.ie
  • BA (Hons) Product Design National College of Art & Design - www.ncad.ie *
  • BA Industrial Design or BA (Hons) Product Design Innovation Technological University Dublin [City] - www.tudublin.ie
  • BSc (Hons) Product Design Institute of Technology Carlow - www.itcarlow.ie

*Leaving Certificate Mathematics is a pre-requisite

Check out the updated BFEI CAO Progression Pathways Chart with new progression options included for TCD, NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick.  CAO data shows that many BFEI graduates from 2020/2021 secured excellent CAO offers.

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.

Students will be required to purchase certain items, such as drawing equipment.

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