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Undergraduate subject

Product Design

29 November 2023
Product Design combines creative design, science, engineering, and business studies.


Product Design


Build your creativity and entrepreneurial skills by coming up with new products that help make life better for home, business, and industry.

You could design and develop appliances, cosmetics, games, apps, foods, or even solutions for wider issues like healthcare, energy, and agriculture.

UC offers the Bachelor of Product Design — the only university degree of its kind in Te Waipounamu South Island.

Product Design

Product Design

What will my study involve?

Product Design


Bachelor of Product Design

UC offers a Bachelor of Product Design , which offers hands-on project work designing and developing prototype products for market.

As well as core courses in product design, engineering, science, and business, you will also study towards one of the following majors:

At each year of the degree, you will be completing individual and team project work designing, building, and testing your product ideas.

Product Design

Career opportunities

Through your degree, you will learn to consider the needs of people you are designing for, with skills in prototyping design, planning, testing, commercialising, and communication of new ideas. As a result, there are many different ways to go with this degree.

Career pathways could include:

  • production management
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • marketing and advertising
  • design consulting.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Product Design.

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