18 months
37861 USD/year
9639 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Product Design from University of Canterbury takes advantage of UC’s research expertise in a range of commerce, IT, and engineering fields. The programme provides a mixture of practical work and theory with original supervised research.


Product Design from University of Canterbury presents an opportunity for students to prepare for the ever-changing consumer market with advanced design, manufacturing, and business analysis skills.


This Master’s programme will prepare you for innovation in our modern, dynamic economy. Product Design graduates with business sense as well as technical skills will suit any part of the product creation lifecycle – designing concepts, testing prototypes, pitching to sellers, and marketing to consumers.

Product Designers may find work in commercial, educational, IT, consultancy, quality assurance (QA), government, and design and advertising sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design and Manufacture
  • Bio-Inspired Design
  • Development of Interdisciplinary Practice and Self
  • Design Ethics
  • Games for Health & Wellbeing
  • Immersive Collaborative Play and Design
  • Gamification for Enterprises
  • Fragrance Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General 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.
  • If English is your additional language, you will also need to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37861 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9639 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National students - 13,366 NZD
  • International Students - 52,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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