• EQF Home Page Icon

Qualification: Professional Bachelor's degree in Technology and Product Design, Product Designer (LLU)

No translation available for Finnish. Showing the original language.

Professional Bachelor's degree in Technology and Product Design, Product Designer (LLU)

Qualification Information

Learning outcomes for study programme are formulated in accordance with (1) the state standard of second level professional higher education and (2) the relevant occupational standard.

State education standard

Register of occupational standards

Learning outcomes: Not available



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. philosophy;
1.2. sociology;
1.3. macroeconomics.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding :
2.1. basics of business;
2.2. economics;
2.3. professional pedagogy;
2.4. painting;
2.5. basics of product management;
2.6. materials, structures and methods of analysis;
2.7. applied mathematics in research planning, description, analysis, modelling, forecasting of results;
2.8. marketing;
2.9. project management;
2.10. quality assurance and management;
2.11. professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. drawing and styling;
3.2. plane and spatial composition - tectonics;
3.3. history of design, craft, art, fashion and style;
3.4. style, image making methods and tools;
3.5. graphics software, specialized automated design systems, automated design and manufacturing control systems;
3.6. graphical analysis and display (development of idea sketches, preparation of detailed drawings-plans, three-dimensional (3D) visualization of objects, drawings of unrolling wall papers (2D));
3.7. object modelling and development of samples/work models and design testing;
3.8. colour theory, psychology, colour scheme;
3.9. ergonomic principles and compliance therewith;
3.10. product design (exclusive design in a limited number, serial (collection) type of production, mass production, custom made, adjusted/adapted (clothing, home textiles, wood, metal, composite and leather goods, furniture, etc.)) modelling, design and project execution;
3.11. presentation skills;
3.12. materials science (wood materials, leather, textiles and more modern materials);
3.13. advanced technology, product and process design within a specialized automated design and automated production control system environment;
3.14. material finishing and processing technologies (painting, printing, laser cutting, etc.);
3.15 first sample and limited edition production technology and equipment (production technology design);
3.16. product and service pricing calculation;
3.17. inter-communication (cooperation with trends experts, engineers, model makers, logistics specialists and marketing managers);
3.18. professional ethics (communication in work groups, with the client, with higher-level staff, the public);
3.19. official language;
3.20. at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
3.21. document management;
3.22. labour protection;
3.23. legal employment relationship;
3.24. environmental protection.



Skills:

  1. To develop the conceptual solution of products, collections or series thereof in accordance with project requirements.
  2. To visualize the sketches, drawings, models and samples of the conceptual solution of products, collections or series thereof and carry out three-dimensional visualization.
  3. To analyse industry-leading technology, follow new technological developments and trends.
  4. To use information technologies, apply them to improve technologies of the industry.
  5. To utilize advanced design technology – general-purpose and specialized CAD systems, automated design and manufacturing control systems, computer-mediated communication (CMC).
  6. To manage product development, enter into contracts and monitor implementation thereof, carry out author's supervision over the execution of the project.
  7. To understand the interrelated work processes, to think creatively and analytically (holistically), adopt decisions according to one's competence and take responsibility thereof.
  8. To use industry standards and technical regulations.
  9. To have a good knowledge of the industry's quality systems, be able to apply them at work.
  10. To know and use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
  11. To build positive communication, adhere to the principles of professional and general ethics.
  12. To copyright developed brands, intellectual property.
  13. To carry out research work, reflect research results in products, reports and scientific publications.
  14. To interpret research results, draw conclusions, prepare summaries.
  15. To analyse and predict fashion trends of industrial design products.
  16. To read and develop drawings.
  17. To plan, conduct and manage material compliance, technology, market and other necessary research.
  18. To carry out product aesthetic, material and technical, functional and economic analysis.
  19. To be able to carry out development of product technological regimes and necessary documentation.
  20. To coordinate the results of the work with customers, partners and the necessary institutions.
  21. To plan product promotion campaign, organize the transfer of order to the customer.
  22. To draw up business documents in accordance with document management requirements.
  23. To work individually or in a group.
  24. To plan work and manage work groups, projects in the field of industrial design.
  25. To plan and organize design management.
  26. To know the official language.
  27. To know at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
  28. To regularly improve one's professional qualification.
  29. To comply with the labour protection, fire safety and hygiene requirements.
  30. To provide the first aid.
  31. To comply with the environmental protection requirements.
  32. To meet the requirements of the legal employment relationship.



Knowledge:

  1. To develop the conceptual solution of products, collections or series thereof in accordance with project requirements.
  2. To visualize the sketches, drawings, models and samples of the conceptual solution of products, collections or series thereof and carry out three-dimensional visualization.
  3. To analyse industry-leading technology, follow new technological developments and trends.
  4. To use information technologies, apply them to improve technologies of the industry.
  5. To utilize advanced design technology – general-purpose and specialized CAD systems, automated design and manufacturing control systems, computer-mediated communication (CMC).
  6. To manage product development, enter into contracts and monitor implementation thereof, carry out author's supervision over the execution of the project.
  7. To understand the interrelated work processes, to think creatively and analytically (holistically), adopt decisions according to one's competence and take responsibility thereof.
  8. To use industry standards and technical regulations.
  9. To have a good knowledge of the industry's quality systems, be able to apply them at work.
  10. To know and use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
  11. To build positive communication, adhere to the principles of professional and general ethics.
  12. To copyright developed brands, intellectual property.
  13. To carry out research work, reflect research results in products, reports and scientific publications.
  14. To interpret research results, draw conclusions, prepare summaries.
  15. To analyse and predict fashion trends of industrial design products.
  16. To read and develop drawings.
  17. To plan, conduct and manage material compliance, technology, market and other necessary research.
  18. To carry out product aesthetic, material and technical, functional and economic analysis.
  19. To be able to carry out development of product technological regimes and necessary documentation.
  20. To coordinate the results of the work with customers, partners and the necessary institutions.
  21. To plan product promotion campaign, organize the transfer of order to the customer.
  22. To draw up business documents in accordance with document management requirements.
  23. To work individually or in a group.
  24. To plan work and manage work groups, projects in the field of industrial design.
  25. To plan and organize design management.
  26. To know the official language.
  27. To know at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
  28. To regularly improve one's professional qualification.
  29. To comply with the labour protection, fire safety and hygiene requirements.
  30. To provide the first aid.
  31. To comply with the environmental protection requirements.
  32. To meet the requirements of the legal employment relationship.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
Information Language:
Location:
NQF Level: 
6
Awarding body: 

- Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (till October 2017 Latvia University of Agriculture)

Awarding body contact info: 

LIELĀ IELA 2, JELGAVA, LV-3001
Tālr.: 63005601
Fakss: 63027238
E-pasts: rector@llu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Product designer (2163 04)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)