Course details

Bachelor of Product Design
Domestic tuition $6,897 per year
International tuition $31,200
Course length 3 years
Completion rate 74%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 75%
In further study 5%
Median earnings $48,965
Job prospects
Great job prospects:
Employed - 75%
Further study - 5%
Median earnings: $48,965 (3 years after graduating)
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  • Applied Immersive Game Design
  • Chemical, Natural and Healthcare Product Formulation
  • Industrial Product Design

About the course

Graduates will: be prepared to work in New Zealand and international companies that employ creative, business-aware graduates with the knowledge of science and engineering necessary to create, develop and market technically and commercially viable products; be able to clearly understand and define the important elements required to address open-ended design problem/opportunity statements; be able to systematically define the functional, aesthetic and financial criteria of feasible design solutions to given problem/opportunity statements; be capable of producing and assessing design prototypes against defined solution criteria and have the confidence and ability to propose and implement innovative ideas in a commercial setting.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent.

About the provider

At the University of Canterbury you will get to enjoy the very best a university has to offer ' a world class learning environment, a vibrant campus and a great student lifestyle that's packed with opportunities. You will gain hands-on experience in courses led by academics who are actively engaged in research and who are experts in their fields. The culture promotes active learning, where the vibrant community allows you to be who you are and do what you love. UC's picturesque campus with modern teaching and research facilities is set in the heart of a city that has become a magnet for growth and innovation. Further afield lies a region packed with outdoor adventure, from the mountains to the sea.

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