Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design

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

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Immerse yourself in the world of creativity and innovation with our Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design (PGCertProdDesign). This dynamic program offers a blend of practical and theoretical studies, equipping students with the skills and knowledge to conceptualize and design products for diverse settings, from households to commercial industries.


Experience the cutting-edge facilities at UC, including 3D printing labs and AR/VR gaming lounges, providing you with hands-on opportunities to bring your product ideas to life. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or new to the field, our program caters to individuals interested in exploring the art and science of product design. For those looking to delve deeper into product innovation and commercialization, consider our Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation or Master of Product Innovation.

Admission Requirements

  • Entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in 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
  • PROD601 Design Critique and Research Methods
  • PROD602 Systems Thinking for Product Design
  • Elective courses:
    • 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
  • Domestic — $4,786
  • International — $20,000

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates emerge as versatile professionals ready to tackle the challenges of the design industry. With a strong foundation in product design principles and practical experience using state-of-the-art technologies, alumni are well-equipped to thrive in diverse roles across various sectors. From creating consumer products to designing solutions for complex industrial challenges, our program prepares students for success in the ever-evolving field of product design.

Visa Requirements:

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