'We are progressive and willing to be different'
The Product Design & Manufacture course has been running at the University of Nottingham since 2004. We aim to be the top undergraduate course in Industrial design/product design in the UK. Arguably we are already there.
We are an Engineering course with a big creative heart; we are comfortable with the full spectrum of design, from blue sky thinking and product styling through to detailed design for manufacture and material specification.
We follow a people centred design approach, putting emphasis on truly understanding people’s needs, emotionally and physically. Our department has a strength and heritage in Ergonomics which we fully utilise.
We teach design in a modern way, mixing traditional skills such as sketching with advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing. We produce graduates who understand current working practices in design.