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Master of Product Design

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Focuses during the studies

Product design is all about designing industrial gear for mass consumption. These include, for example, household appliances, furniture, machinery, electronic devices and even vehicles. Factors that are important in Product Design are functionality, appearance, profitability, innovation and last but not least, essential environmental aspects.

During your studies you will specialize in successfully creating, implementing and commercializing innovations. Additionally, as it is an interdisciplinary degree, you should expect the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Business Management and Design to be involved.  

With the constantly growing requirements of consumers there is also a special emphasis on Communication, Cultural Studies, Psychology and Media Studies. People’s needs are analyzed and later represented in the design of a product. From concept to realization, you will be able to actively participate in the life-shaping of society.

A Masters degree in Product Design requires certain qualifications. Bachelor graduates in Product Design, General Design, Mechanical Engineering, Business Engineering or other subject-related studies are all eligible for a Master in the field of Product Design.

The regular study period is between three and four semesters. Depending on the university and specialization you can receive a “Master of Arts” or “Master of Science” degree.

Job Prospects with a Master in Product Design

Trained product designers usually find a job in the Design departments of every industry involved in the manufacturing of products. The pharmaceutical industry, automotive and aerospace companies and the textile sector are a few examples. Furthermore, it is also possible to be involved with:

  • Design Agencies
  • Business Consultancies
  • Engineering Firms
  • Development and Research Institutes
  • Marketing Organizations 

Here is an overview of study programmes, connected to the Product Design:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   IT Product Design   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Interior Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   AI Engineering   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Sustainable Automotive Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   Fashion Marketing - From Strategy to Branding   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Fashion Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Design Management   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Brand Design and Management – food, wine and tourism   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Production Development and Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Industrial Design   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Product Development and Innovation   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Product Development and Materials Engineering   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   MSc in Luxury Management & Marketing     emlyon business school
  Design for 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
  Transportation Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
  Maschinenbau / Produktentwicklung und Konstruktionstechnik   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Strategic Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
  Strategic Design Labs   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
  Industrial Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
  Materials and Manufacturing   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
  Sustainable Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
  Product Design Labs   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
  Industrial Product Design     Coventry University London
  Smart Design     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Product Design     University of Dundee
  Design Thinking (Res.)     Plymouth University
  Design Products     Royal College of Art
  Product Design Enterprise     Aston University
  Product Design     University of Strathclyde
  Flexible Managed Programme (Faculty of Engineering)     Edinburgh Napier University
  Interactive Product Futures     Ravensbourne
  Design: Product+Space     Kingston University
  Master's by Research (School of Design, Engineering and Computing)     Bournemouth University
  Ergonomics     University of Derby
  Design of Rotating Machines     Cranfield University
  Applied Technologies: Rapid Prototyping and Digital Technologies     Ravensbourne
  Aerospace Propulsion - Thermal Power     Cranfield University
  Future Design     Teesside University
  Product Design     Bournemouth University
  ...     ...
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