Design Project (H6052)

60 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

Year 3 individual projects are designed to give you a taste of real-life design practice in which you must develop your skills in product design and realisation and interact with skilled people across a range of specialisms. The work must be completed within budget, using available resources, by an agreed deadline, and then presented to an audience not necessarily familiar with the work you have done. Projects are designed to expose you to issues of project management, resourcing, planning, scheduling, documentation, and communication. This may involve different types of activity such as: marketing, specification, concept development, detailed design, build, development, testing, and research. A good project will demand varying degrees of creative thinking, analysis and implementation.


100%: Practical (Project)


20%: Coursework (Presentation)
80%: Practical (Portfolio, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 600 hours of work. This breaks down into 48 hours of contact time and 552 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: