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3D Design: Product Design (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

29th Aug 2022, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    Looking to become a qualified Product Designer? This is a challenging course, where you take part in an exciting and comprehensive programme of product design. You’ll learn about new materials, CAD and how to use manufacturing processes, as well as developing 3D prototypes. 

    You'll work through all the stages of the design process through a number of projects, producing presentation boards for clients to review. The course gives you the skills required for employment in this high-demand industry sector (please see further information in the 'after the course' section). Delivered to you by our professional teaching staff who have significant product design experience. 

    The course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • HNC 3D Design: Product Design; OR
    • First year HND 3D Design: Product Design.

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject. At the interview, you'll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    You’ll study:

    • New Materials.
    • Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
    • Manufacturing processes, as well as developing 3D prototypes. 

    You’ll develop the core skills of communication, problem-solving, information technology and working with others.

    After the course


    Upon graduating, you'll be able to seek employment as a qualified Product Designer, Solidworks 3D Modeller, or Digital Media Designer.

    Continuing Study

    After this course, you can continue on to first, second or third year of a variety of degree courses such as:

    • BDes Hons Product Design at Edinburgh Napier University.
    • BDes/MEDes Product Design at Glasgow School Of Art.
    • BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation at Strathclyde University.
    • BEng (Hons) Product Design & Development at University of the West of Scotland.
    • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design at Robert Gordon University.
    • BA (Hons) Product Design at Edinburgh College Of Art.
    • BA (Hons) Design for Industry at Northumberland University.
    • BSc (Hons) Product Design at Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.


    How the course is taught

    The course will be delivered using a blended learning model.

    You will learn through a mixture of face-to-face and online teaching, using the college virtual learning environment (VLE).

    Practical elements of the course will continue where possible to be delivered on campus in specialist rooms and workshops. Activity on campus will be in smaller focused groups within safe working environments. You should expect to be in the college for part of the week.

    Remote (online) learning will be used for subjects that are more suited to this type of teaching.  You will need access to a computer or device for this type of learning and access to the internet*.  Resources and learning materials will all be available through the VLE although this will still be tutor-led.

    *Students with no access to a computer or wifi at home will be given alternative options to allow online studying to be possible.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      29th Aug 2022, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome