Program Overview

Postgraduate studies in Product Design present an opportunity for you to prepare for the ever-changing consumer market with advanced design, manufacturing, and business analysis skills.
 

The Master of Product Design (MProdDesign) takes advantage of UC’s research expertise in a range of commerce, IT, and engineering fields. The programme provides a mixture of practical work and theory with original supervised research.
 

UC houses specialised on-campus facilities for students to research, create, test, and market their own products.
 

Those seeking to learn how to commercialise a product or service idea (design background not required) may want to consider the Master of Product Innovation.

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ChristchurchNew Zealand

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  Course Duration

18 Months

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  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 54,750

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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The Master of Product Design is made up of 180 points of courses, including compulsory courses (30 points), elective courses (30 points), and a research thesis (120 points).
 

Beginning in February or July 2021, the programme can be completed within 18 months of full-time study, or up to 3 years part-time.
 

The Master of Product Design includes both compulsory and elective courses that allow personalised study into the commercial lifecycle of particular kinds of products, followed by a research thesis.
 

Compulsory courses

 

  • PROD601 Design Critique and Research Methods

  • PROD602 Systems Thinking for Product Design

 

Elective courses
 

Select two courses that best suit your interests and expertise:

  • PROD611 Design and Manufacture

  • PROD612 Bio-Inspired Design

  • PROD613 Development of Interdisciplinary Practice and Self

  • PROD614 Design Ethics

  • PROD621 Games for Health & Wellbeing

  • PROD622 Immersive Collaborative Play and Design

  • PROD623 Gamification for Enterprises

  • PROD631 Fragrance Design

  • PROD632 Special Topics in Cosmetic Product Formulation

  • any approved 400-level course


Thesis
 

  • PROD690 Product Design Thesis

 

Entry to the Master of Product Design requires an appropriate design-related degree (eg, the Bachelor of Product Design) with a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses, or other qualifications of an equivalent standard.
 

English language requirements for postgraduate qualifications
 

If you want to study towards a postgraduate qualification, eg a Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD you must have one of the following:
 

ENGLISH TEST

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

IELTS Academic

An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

TOEFL iBT

Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 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 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5

CCEL EAP

Level 2 with a minimum B+ grade

CAE or CPE

Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

NZCEL 

Level 5

FluentIQ

Overall mark of 8/10 with nothing less than a 7 being scored in a single category.

LanguageCert

C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS

NZAPA

English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3 (with no skill lower than Level 2)

 

FEES (NZD) 2022    180pt        $54,750

This Master’s programme will prepare you for innovation in our modern, dynamic economy. Product Design graduates with business sense as well as technical skills will suit any part of the product creation lifecycle – designing concepts, testing prototypes, pitching to sellers, and marketing to consumers.
 

Product Designers may find work in commercial, educational, IT, consultancy, quality assurance (QA), government, and design and advertising sectors.
 

UC’s graduates are also prepared to begin their own business enterprise.

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