Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


18 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey into the realm of product design with our Master of Product Design program. Tailored to equip you with advanced skills in design, manufacturing, and business analysis, this postgraduate study offers a gateway to thrive in the dynamic landscape of consumer markets.


Unleash your creativity and innovation through UC’s Master of Product Design program, which capitalizes on our research expertise in commerce, IT, and engineering. Immerse yourself in a blend of practical work and theoretical knowledge, guided by original supervised research. Benefit from specialized on-campus facilities dedicated to every stage of the product development process, from research and creation to testing and marketing.

Admission Requirements

  • Entry to the Master of Product Design requires an appropriate design-related degree (eg, the Bachelor of Product Design) with a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses, or other qualifications of an equivalent standard.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • Compulsory courses:
    • PROD601 Design Critique and Research Methods
    • PROD602 Systems Thinking for Product Design
  • Elective courses (choose two):
    • PROD611 Design and Manufacture
    • PROD612 Bio-Inspired Design
    • PROD613 Development of Interdisciplinary Practice and Self
    • PROD614 Design Ethics
    • PROD621 Games for Health & Wellbeing
    • PROD622 Immersive Collaborative Play and Design
    • PROD623 Gamification for Enterprises
    • PROD631 Fragrance Design
    • PROD632 Special Topics in Cosmetic Product Formulation
    • Any approved 400-level course
  • Thesis: PROD690 Product Design Thesis
  • Domestic — $13,972
  • International — $60,000

Future Career Outcomes

Forge a path to success with our Master of Product Design, where you’ll develop the skills and attributes needed to thrive in a variety of roles within the design industry. Hear inspiring stories of alumni who have translated their passion for design into impactful careers, leveraging their expertise to shape the future of product innovation. Gain insights into industry demands and equip yourself with the tools to excel in the ever-evolving world of product design.

Visa Requirements:

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