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Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

PGCertProdDesign
11 October 2023

Study a Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design through Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering at the University of Canterbury.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,786
  • International — $20,000

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

Introduction

The Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design (PGCertProdDesign) offers both practical and theoretical studies in designing product concepts for home, business, and commercial industry use.

UC’s dedicated product design facilities, including 3D printing labs, laboratories, and an AR/VR gaming lounge, will give you the opportunity to build your own products during study.

Those seeking to learn how to commercialise a product or service idea (design background not required) may want to consider the Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation or Master of Product Innovation.



Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

Entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design requires an appropriate design-related degree (eg, the Bachelor of Product Design) with a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses, or other qualifications of an equivalent standard.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

The PGCertProdDesign includes compulsory and elective courses that allow personalised study into the commercial lifecycle of particular kinds of products.

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

Further Study - Body

Further study

UC offers a Master of Product Design and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Product Design.

Credit from your completed courses in the PGCertProdDesign can be transferred to the Master of Product Design, provided you have not already graduated with the Certificate beforehand.

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Our Product Design graduates will find work in areas that have need for advanced experience in customer focus, product design and testing, and advertising.

This could include roles within marketing consultancies, education and training services, government, regulation and quality assurance (QA) testing, and a range of enterprises.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,786
  • International — $20,000

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,656
  • International — $19,000

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design involves up to 60 points of compulsory and elective courses (30 points of each).

Starting in February or July, the programme requires 6 months of full-time study. Part-time study is also available for up to 2 years.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design.

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