University Transfer Programme: Product Design – Industrial Product Design
UTP: Product Design is the equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate Product Design degree. Upon completion of the programme you will be eligible to progress* to the second year of the Bachelor of Product Design degree.
- UC is leading the way with its multidisciplinary Bachelor of Product Design. Product Design combines creative design, science, engineering, and business studies. Product designers plan and develop items for use in homes, businesses, and industry.
- Every day products such as microwave ovens, bicycles, mobile phones, and automated espresso coffee machines both resolves a need or problem and inspires a craving within a consumer. By specialising in Industrial Product Design, you get to learn how to create useful products which incorporate fundamental elements found in successful modern-day designs: a scientific or engineering principle and an appealing aesthetic. Gain the necessary skills and be part of an industry with a passion for innovation and create functional devices to assist in people’s lives.
To learn more about the Bachelor of Product Design degree at the University of Canterbury, click here: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/qualifications-and-courses/bachelors-degrees/bachelor-of-product-design/
Your direct pathway to University of Canterbury (UC)
NZD$32,720 (per programme)
3 semesters (1 year)
February and October
Available majors and endorsements
- Industrial Product Design
- Applied Immersive Game Design
- Chemical, Natural and Healthcare Product Formulation
UTP Product Design is a set programme of study. Students will study seven courses from the following subject areas. Note: Not all subjects will be offered every semester and failure to pass a required course will result in a delay in completion of studies.
Compulsory academic subjects for all majors:
- Product Design 1
- Foundation of Engineering
- Fundamentals of Management
Additional courses for specific major
Industrial Product Design:
- Engineering Physics
- Materials Science for Design
- Principles of Marketing
All UTP students are required to complete compulsory study skills programmes (fee free).
Entry to second year: University of Canterbury Bachelor of Product Design in Industrial Product Design
For more information on the University of Canterbury's College of Engineering, visit canterbury.ac.nz/courses/undergrad/bsc.shtml.
*Students must complete and pass all courses in the UTP programme, apply before the University of Canterbury deadline and meet any additional requirements from the University. Access to selected faculties of the University may require the completion of certain prerequisites. UCIC will advise students individually in this regard as required. Course offerings may change without notice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding course offerings.
**UCIC’s University Transfer Programme: Product Design is a NZQA approved Training Scheme. This does not lead to a formal qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. The University Transfer Programme: Science may be used for progression requirements under a pathway arrangement between UCIC and UC, subject to final approval by the University of Canterbury.
Notes: Please refer to the Fees & Payment page for full fees information. In addition to programme fees, all UCIC students must pay the Student Services Levy, which contributes to the excellent services and facilities on campus.
Potential career paths
A degree in Product Design specialising in Industrial Product Design can lead you to working in multi-disciplinary design departments in a wide array of areas such as: electronics, packaging, furniture, ergonomics, consumer goods, medical appliances, and vehicle design.