Reasons to study this course
- You have a passion for design and problem solving.
- You have a creative and practical mind.
- You want to progress into areas as varied as 3D Design, Business, Sports Design, Ergonomics, Automotive Design and Architecture
What you will need to take this course
- basic presentation skills (you can develop your concept presentation in both traditional hand rendering and CAD skills)
- a problem-solving mentality
- passion for producing work that solves a genuine need
- commitment to design and focussed attitude to work
What you will study
Composites, metals, polymers and timbers and how their different properties suit different products and processes. Green and sustainable design, biodegradable materials, methods of production, inclusive design solutions.
Individual products and how they relate to modern manufacturing systems, ICT in manufacturing and Product Design, the work of designers as well as human needs and factors.
How you will be assessed
50% exams, 50% coursework
Year 1 (AS) – coursework set using exam board themes as a starting point.
Year 2 (A-Level) – self-set project assessed by your tutor and moderated by the exam board.
University degrees at top level universities such as Loughborough, Brunel, Coventry, Liverpool and Manchester in the following courses: Industrial Design, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ergonomics, Marketing, Manufacturing and Production, Architecture, Computer-aided Design and Manufacture, together with a full range of craft-based subjects. Apprenticeships in similar fields. Priestley alumni have gone on to careers with companies such as Jaguar, Kellogg’s, Formula One McLaren and Shell, BP, Sellafield and Bentley.
You will develop focused industrial skills working in partnership with live clients in areas such as solving the issues surrounding environmental impact, sustainability, recycling, considering market demand, clients and potential users. You will be trained to complete work to a degree level standard.