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

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Consumer Research & Data Driven Marketing     Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt
  Product Design Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Design Thinking (Res.)     Plymouth University
  Design Products     Royal College of Art
  Interactive Product Futures     Ravensbourne
  Electronic Systems Design     University of Bath
  Design of Rotating Machines     Cranfield University
  Advanced Product Design Engineering     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Product Design Innovation     Aston University
  Product Design     De Montfort University
  Product Design     Bournemouth University
  Design Engineering     Bournemouth University
  Aircraft Design - Aerospace Vehicle Design     Cranfield University
  Master of Public Health     The Glasgow School of Art
  Product Design Prototyping     Edinburgh Napier University
  Product Design     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Design: Product+Space     Kingston University
  Sustainable Automotive Engineering     University of Warwick
  Product and Furniture Design     Birmingham City University
  Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics     University College London
  Aerospace Propulsion - Thermal Power     Cranfield University
  Design     York St John University
  Creative Futures: Product Design     Staffordshire University
  Formulation Design and Analysis     Henley Business School
  Product Design Engineering     University of Greenwich
  Industrial Product Design     Coventry University London
  Engineering     The Open University
  Integrated Industrial Design     Loughborough University
  Guided Weapon Systems     Cranfield University
  Master of Philosophy (School of Design, Engineering and Computing)     Bournemouth University
  Engineering Design     Loughborough University
  Global Product Development and Management     Cranfield University
  Smart Design     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Product Design     University of Hertfordshire
  Applied Technologies: Rapid Prototyping and Digital Technologies     Ravensbourne
  Architecture     Robert Gordon University
  Product Design     University of Strathclyde
  Design Engineering     University of Strathclyde
  Engineering Design     University of Bath
  Engineering Management     University of Exeter
  ...     ...

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