Manufacturing and product design

For the Diploma in manufacturing and product design your course will look at 3 main areas:

1. Product design and materials science: Considers the process of manufacturing a product, from the purchasing of raw materials to the sale of the finished product
2. Business and enterprise: Provides an introduction to manufacturing as a business
3. Production systems: Gives an insight into the skills, techniques and processes to turn your ideas into reality.

You’ll have the opportunity to cover five sub-sectors: food and drink; textiles and apparel; processing; chemicals, polymers and pharmaceuticals; and engineering materials.

If you’re doing a Higher or Advanced Diploma, you’ll look at the same themes but in more detail. Like product design and development, how a manufacturing business is structured and how it uses financial records, plus how to work efficiently when manufacturing a product.

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These are some of the things you might do on your course:

* Find out what is being manufactured
* From food and drink, to clothes, medicine and chemicals
* See what it’s like to design and develop products
* Learn about different materials
* From their characteristics to how you work with them
* See how businesses work in the sector and what processes they use from design to launch

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