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3D Design: Product Design HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


Looking to become a qualified Product Designer? This is a challenging course, where you'll take part in an exciting and comprehensive programme of product design. You’ll learn about new materials, CAD and how to use manufacturing processes, as well as developing 3D prototypes.

You'll work through all the stages of the design process through a number of projects, producing presentation boards for clients to review.

The course gives you the skills required for employment in this high demand industry sector (please see further information in the 'after the course' section) and will be delivered by our professional teaching staff with significant product design experience.

Examples of Product Design Coursework

Student Presentation - Patrick Bourne.

Student Presentation - Thomas Norman.

The course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including English and one from Design and Manufacture, Product Design, Graphic Communication or Art and Design; OR
  • NC Product Design or related discipline (eg Furniture Design), OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited to a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject area. 
  • You'll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You’ll study

  • New Materials.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • Manufacturing Processes.
  • Developing 3D Prototypes.

You’ll develop the core skills of communication, problem-solving, information technology and working with others.

After the course


It may be possible to apply for entry-level posts.

Continuing Study

After successful completion of the HNC, successful students will be encouraged to continue their education by applying for the HND (2nd year) of the Higher National Diploma 3D Design: Product Design course at the City of Glasgow College.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome