What will I learn?

The Product Design and Development program - the only of its kind in Canada - provides you with the unique understanding to develop high-tech, ecological and socially responsible products from concept to design to production.

Combining the strengths of the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design and the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, the innovative Product Design and Development courses bring together hands-on learning in product/industrial design and product development with product life cycle management (PLM). Through interdisciplinary, collaborative group projects, you develop creative design problem solving abilities and innovative strategies by applying all stages of the visual design process.

You acquire a wide range of skills including idea generation, creative problem solving, drawing and model making, creative design process, 3D CAD advanced computer modelling, rapid prototyping, product development (CAE analysis, reverse engineering technology, materials selection, quality testing, product costing and optimization), product lifecycle management and cross platform multimedia communications. You also develop a strong sense of the functional and aesthetic principles of design as well as a solid understanding of the technical and business aspects of product development.

Centennial's Product Design and Development program meets the growing need for graduates with a strategic vision of interdisciplinary product design and an understanding of all stages of the product life cycle process, who are ready to work in a variety of exciting careers related to consumer product development, electronics, furniture, transportation and more.

Career Outlook

  • Industrial Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Toy Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Design Strategist
  • 3D CAD Modeller
  • Model Maker

Which department am I in?

School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,531.80 (US$ 12,204) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 September 2020

Venue

Story Arts Centre

951 Carlaw Avenue,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M4K 3M2, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

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About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment