Certificate in Product Design

This one-year certificate programme aims to prepare students for a career in Product Design by providing them with a solid foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The curriculum is carefully crafted to cover essential aspects of Product Design, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the industry.
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About Course

The Certificate Programme in Product Design is designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in the field of Product Design. This comprehensive one-year programme combines theoretical learning with hands-on practical experience, enabling students to develop a strong foundation in Product Design principles and methodologies.


Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a Certificate in Product Design.


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Module 1 - Introduction to Product Design

1.0 Introduction to Product Design 

  • Overview of product design
  • Product / Industrial Design History (Historical perspectives)
  • Importance of design thinking
  • Design principles and elements

Module 2 - Sketching and Visualization Techniques

2.0 Sketching and Visualization Techniques

  • Freehand sketching
  • Perspective drawing
  • Rendering techniques
  • Digital sketching tools

Module 3 - Design Thinking and User-Centered Design

3.0 Design Thinking and User-Centered Design

  • Human-centered design process
  • Empathy and user research
  • Ideation and prototyping
  • User testing and feedback

Module 4 - Materials and Manufacturing Processes

4.0 Materials and Manufacturing Processes

  • Understanding materials and their properties (e.g. Wood, Plastic, Metal, Ceramics)
  • Introduction to various manufacturing processes
  • Sustainable design practices
  • Material selection for product design

Module 5 - CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and 3D Modeling

5.0 CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and 3D Modeling

  • Introduction to CAD software
  • 3D modeling techniques
  • Creating detailed technical drawings
  • Collaborative design tools

Module 6 - Product Lifecycle and Project Management

6.0 Product Lifecycle and Project Management

  • Overview of product lifecycle
  • Project management in product design
  • Budgeting and resource management
  • Time management and deadlines

Module 7 - Portfolio Development (Module 15)

7.0 Portfolio Development (Module 15)

  • Building a professional portfolio
  • Presentation skills
  • Resumè building and job search strategies

Module 8 - Industry Internship

  • Practical application of learned skills
  • Exposure to real-world projects
  • Networking opportunities within the industry


  • Continuous assessment through assignments, projects, and examinations
  • Final project and presentation
  • Internship performance evaluation

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of design concepts
  • Portfolio submission (if available)

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