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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Nitec

Are you creative and like to draw? Do you want to work on objects that range from the everyday to the high-tech?  If your answer is yes, what do you study? Product design.

In the Nitec in Product Design course, you will learn the fundamental skills in the creation and design of consumer goods such as consumer electronics, furniture and lifestyle goods. Nitec in Product Design graduates are highly sought across a broad range of professional design disciplines in creative and bespoke agencies, major corporations and SMEs.

What you'll learn

  • Source for information
  • Conduct design research
  • Conduct material research and selection
  • Prepare presentation materials
  • Produce conceptual sketches of products
  • Fabricate mock ups and models
  • Produce 2D and 3D CAD models
  • Fabricate prototype model
  • Prepare design presentation
  • Co-ordinate and validate production and design integrity

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level

Note: Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.

Shortlisted applicants will have to attend an interview and aptitude test.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Product Design graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Nitec in Product Design graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Product Design graduates are employed by companies in the creative industries. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Assistant Product Designer, Product Illustrator and CAD Modelers. The strong foundation in creative skills, technical proficiency, social and environmental understanding and a keen insight into customers, supports a design professional with a wide choice of rewarding career options to look forward to.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. This challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.