Product Design Undergraduate Courses

Learn how to design better, more attractive products for a sustainable future on our highly practical degree courses.

Creative and innovative, our product design courses will encourage you to push the boundaries of art and science. 

Whether you want to specialise in furniture design, create eco-friendly products or focus on manufacture, our great industry links mean you’ll be working on projects and assignments set by employers, giving you plenty of real experience.

Our courses are highly practical and hands-on, and you’ll spend most of your time in the studio and workshop, developing 2D and 3D design. Your work will be on display at the University’s Degree Show in your final year. Work is then hand-picked to be displayed at New Designers in London, an excellent opportunity to network and make vital contacts to get you started in your career.

Product Design final year student work at the Degree Show exhibition
Product Design students on induction week
Product Design students presenting at Wrekin

Career opportunities

  • product designer
  • product design engineer
  • 3D designer
  • research & development engineer
  • packaging/point of sale designer
  • manufacturing technologist
  • product visualiser

Our graduates have gone on to work for employers including:

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Triumph
  • Ford
  • Dyson
  • Lego
  • BAE Systems

Sam landed his dream job as a Junior Designer working for global brand LEGO!


“Studying the course at the University of Derby helped me develop a very good understanding of the design process and CAD software. Plus I learned new skills in drawing, rendering and presentation which resulted in me landing my childhood dream job as Junior Designer with Lego after graduation.”


We have a dedicated studio for Product Design courses. These creative spaces are used for lectures/ seminars, one to one sessions, group work and presentations to employers. 

A look around one of our Product Design classrooms
A 360 look around the Additive Manufacturing equipment at the STEM centre