Product & Industrial Design

Product & Industrial Design is about designing new and improved products and working out how to create them.

Studying in this area involves learning about how to discover what consumers are looking for and how to generate new product concepts.

This area is also about new materials and technologies, industrial fabrication processes and marketing techniques.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • New product designer
  • Inventor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Design manager
  • Product manager
  • Instrument designer
  • Technical teacher
  • Technology teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

160% of national
median earnings


Employment

67%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
27%
Further study
5%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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