18 months
37861 USD/year
9639 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Product Innovation from University of Canterbury you will get one-on-one support and guidance to help kickstart a project of your own or to help bring a project to life. The support you receive at UC will help to ensure your success.


Product Innovation from University of Canterbury prepares students to have an exciting and ever-changing career, needing to understand and anticipate market trends, design innovative concepts, and create interest in new products.


Entrepreneurial and innovative skills in market are highly sought after in our global economy, and with this programme you will be well prepared to follow your own product line or business venture aspirations.

Depending on your focus in the degree, you may suit roles in research and development (R&D), concept design, advertising, quality assurance (QA), product review and critique, and marketing analysis within enterprises needing skilled graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Critique and Research Methods
  • Systems Thinking for Product Design
  • Marketing
  • Innovation
  • 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

  • Students with any previous bachelor’s degree study (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard), and a B Grade Point Average in their final-year courses are open to enrol.
  • 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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