Product Design courses

University of Canterbury

Bachelor Of Product Design in University of Canterbury

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Feb,July
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 36,700 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 0


About Bachelor Of Product Design in University of Canterbury

Product Design combines creative design, science, engineering, and business studies. Product designers plan and develop items for use in homes, businesses, and industry.

From creating a new lightweight kayak or a phone app, to formulating natural cosmetics or a virtual training world, studying product design will equip you for a wide range of occupations.

Graduates will be able to develop creative ideas based on their knowledge of related sciences and engineering disciplines, as well as gain the practical business skills needed to commercialise new products. This degree will prepare you for a modern career path in many areas of Aotearoa New Zealand's innovative economy.

Why study a Bachelor of Product Design at UC?

  • Only university degree of its kind in Te Waipounamu South Island.
  • Three-year degree.
  • Includes a number of projects where students can test out their ideas, independently and as a team.
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratory, computer, and testing facilities.
  • UC is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Business and Management Studies, and for Engineering and Technology (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2019).
  • UC is ranked first in Aotearoa New Zealand for research in Marketing and Tourism (Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua | Tertiary Education Commission 2018 PBRF assessment).

Career Opportunities

The scope of product design roles is widening from the traditional design of commercial products to include the design of user experiences, systems, and processes, as well as implementing virtual reality into existing applications.

Increasingly, many product designers work in multidisciplinary teams. Graduates may be employed in large manufacturing companies, design agencies, educational and training companies, engineering consultancies, and central and local government.

They may do design work for businesses in many industries such as medical, home appliances, packaging, computing, education, graphic design, cosmetics, or therapeutics and pharmaceutical companies.

Product designers can choose to start their own company.

More broadly, BProdDesign graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of roles for modern companies that not only require a technical background, but value innovation, customer focus, and business sense.

Class 12th: 75%

Approved English tests

UC recognises the following English Language tests and courses:

  • International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS Academic)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-Based Test (TOEFL PBT)
  • CCEL English for Academic Purposes Level 2 (EAP Level 2)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)

APPROVED ENGLISH TESTS

  • IELTS-   Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT    -Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT-    With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP-    Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE -    minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)    PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL-    Level 4 - Academic endorsement

University of Canterbury Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1873
No. of Campuses 1 main campus
No. of Residence Halls 10
Graduate Job Rate 89.9% (full time)
Research Funding Above 600,000 NZD pa
Cost of Attendance 29,550 NZD pa
Applications Accepted Online
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

University of Canterbury Tuition fee

Courses UG PG Doctorate
Arts 25,500-30,200 29,000-33,800 6,749
Business 28,100 29,900 7,066
Engineering 42,000 42,000 8,130
Science 32,000 34,900-36,600 7,062–7,855
Law 30,200 33,800 7,066

New Zealand Living Expenses

You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an additional $2,000.

General expenses Cost
(in NZ dollars)
Rent (per month) $800–$950
Groceries (per week) $100–$150
Gym membership (per year) $300
Entertainment (per week) $50
Milk (per litre) $3
Coca Cola (per can) $2
Cup of Coffee $3–$5
Lunch from University food hall or campus café $7–$12
Local calls made from a cell-phone $0.50–$1.50
Taxi - 5 km ride $10–$12
Movie ticket $10–$14
Visit to doctor $45–$85

Know more about Studying in New Zealand

Tuition Fees in New Zealand (1st Year Average) BE/Btech NZD 24605 | MBA NZD 25694| MS NZD 29178 | BSc NZD 30702 | BBA NZD 22863 | MEng NZD 41589 | MIM NZD 34186 | MFin NZD 142025
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand NZD 1250 Per Month
Entrance Exams in New Zealand TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53
Work and Study in New Zealand Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand One to Three Years Depending on the Region.
Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand NZD 295
Student Visa in New Zealand If a student wants to study full time in New Zealand for more than three months, and is willing to pay the full cost of the course, Fee-Paying Student Visa is for him/her.
Intakes in New Zealand There are Two Main Intakes in New Zealand: January Intake and July Intake.
Top Job Sectors in New Zealand Engineering, Software Developing/Programming, Medicine, Education, Accounts, Electrician, Automotive Technician, etc.
Economy in New Zealand Growth Rate of 2.8% (2018), 2.5% (2019e), 2.7% (2020e), 22nd Largest in the World by Nominal
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 36,700

Hostel & Meals :

$ 13,040

Total

$ 49,740

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