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'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.