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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Product Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The course is an ideal launch pad if you want to enter the exciting world of creative technology. You'll examine the ways digital technologies are changing the way we live our lives, exploring big data and looking at the relationship between products, the internet and the cloud.

You’ll learn how to develop socially relevant design responses to address these real world issues, challenging and creating conversations about the ways in which people and society interact with technologies.

This course is research-driven and interdisciplinary and you will be taught modules in both design and technology. You will collaborate with research scholars, and groups within the University, as well as with external organisations and creative practitioners.

Through this, you’ll develop new perspectives and frameworks on problem-solving, prototyping, design thinking, and making.

You’ll learn how to make highly resolved product prototypes, learning the tools and techniques for embedding technology into your products. You’ll also have access to the world class facilities Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design has to offer, which include:

  • studio space
  • a general workshop
  • foundry
  • 3D digital making facility equipped with laser cutters
  • 3D printers
  • CNC milling machines
  • electronics workstations

Careers:

Graduates have gone on to have successful careers in fields such as:

  • creative industries
  • consumer product design
  • medical products
  • mechanical engineering design
  • design and project management
  • service design
  • independent design consultancies in the UK and abroad.

Modules

In this module students will gather new theoretical and practical understanding of what it means to be a creative technologist. Through learning how to tell stories about and with technology, students will gain a deep understanding of how open hardware and software platforms can be used as prototyping tools within socially motivated design projects. This will most likely include open hardware platforms, such as, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Electric Imp.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£18,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a creative or technical discipline (e.g. product design, industrial design, textile design, jewellery design, engineering, architecture, computer science etc.), although applicants with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered.