|Berlin International University of Applied Sciences||6 Semesters|
The focus of Product Design lies in the creative influence on the conceptual design of industrial products. This requires artistic-aesthetic cooperation in companies in the commercial industry and exertion of its creative impacts on relevant business processes.
Competencies acquired during the study period facilitate eminent consulting and industrial design management as well as the possession of a creative impulse on economy and society that goes beyond the scope of the usual job descriptions. Product Design is situated at the highly complex crossroads of strategic business units, technical departments, and economic-ecological management.
It is conceived to bring aesthetic, ergonomic, psychological and sensually tangible decision aspects to the production and distribution processes. Therefore, product designers are deeply involved in processes from product planning and development to production. The aim is to let production meet the practical, aesthetic, emotional, social and ethical requirements and needs of the clientèle through an offer of sophisticated technology and its distribution.
The Product Design study program at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences is divided into different stages: semesters one and two forms the basic study period. During this period, three core modules and two General Vocational Practice modules have to be passed successfully (30 credits per semester). The basic study period ends with a modular examination in the form of a presentation of approx. 20 minutes in length per student.
Only after having successfully passed the modular examination may students embark on the second stage of their studies, the main study period.
The main study period consists of three core modules during semesters three to six. After the fifth semester, students have to participate in a second oral modular examination. They may start their Bachelor’s thesis after having successfully passed the second modular examination.
A 10-week internship has to be completed by the end of the fifth semester.
- Abitur, Fachabitur, Studienkolleg, ÖSYM, YÖS, IB Diploma, GCE A-Level, SAT, ACT, Secondary School Certificate or other international equivalents (check ANABIN for country-specific regulations or consult us)
- English language skills (see below)
Applicants must provide proof of their English skills:
- IB Diploma
- TOEFL PBT: 537
- IBT: 74
- IELTS (Academic): 6
- Cambridge FCE: B
- PTE Academic: 50
- BAU Global ‘English Language Proficiency Exam’: PASS
If the applicant’s English skills are not sufficient at the point of application, an English language preparatory course may be taken at the Berlin International University of Applied Sciences.
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences was founded as part of a growing international network of university campuses, offering students a cutting-edge, international study experience and an ideal preparation for careers in the increasingly globalized, modern business environment. Berlin International University of Applied Sciences is built on the experience in offering courses from six different study areas in Berlin as part of the BAU Global Network. Since 2012, we have offered courses in Berlin and have built our modern campus, so that we can now welcome students to our own study programs.
Berlin International is a non-profit institution designed to enrich the higher education landscape in Germany. Currently, Berlin International consists of two faculties, the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Design. An expansion is planned for the mid-term future with regard to programs in Preschool Education and Health Care (especially Senior Health Care).
Internationality and interculturality are central features of the university. In Berlin – one of the most important metropolises in Europe – students and scholars from all over the world learn to deal with the challenges of a progressively globalizing world. The language of instruction in all study programs in English. Additionally, in order to further advance students’ international career opportunities, language courses will be offered as elective courses. A central component of all study programs will also be general skills training in areas such as presentation skills, self-organization, intercultural communication, and business plan and concept development.
Our goal is to offer a challenging, innovative and practice-oriented education that advances the cultural and linguistic potential of our students. A good teacher-to-student and staff-to-student ratio will allow for individual support and close counseling of all students. With an English language-based interdisciplinary education, our students will gain excellent foundations for an international career.