Master in Industrial Design

Jönköping University

Program Description

Master in Industrial Design

Jönköping University

This Master's programme provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and creativity within the area of industrial design. You will learn more about the whole design process from a human point of view, with a focus on usability, ergonomics, aesthetics, materials and production, as well as drafting techniques and visualisation.

Creating good ideas and making them look great

The courses has an interdisciplinary approach and is guided by the relationship between humans and products. The programme provides students the opportunity to use a variety of tools to quickly visualize ideas and concepts in order to develop their creativity in the design studio and through model workshops. Students also learn to formulate and present ideas and solutions and identify new products and opportunities. A considerable part of this Master's programme is run in project form, implementing sharp projects in collaboration with a company.

Two tracks

The Master's programme is made up of two tracks, each of them running during two semesters/one year. The first year you study the track "The Man and the Product" and you will learn more about design communications, business and ergonomics. The second year's track is called "The Company and the Environment", and you will then focus on sharp projects within the area of industrial design.

Next generation of engineers

The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers.

Career prospects

On completion of the degree, you will be well prepared for work on industrial design projects, or as a consultant. If you are interested in a career in research contexts, the programme also provides a firm foundation for future research work.


Courses within the programme

NB Preliminary list of courses

Year 1

  • Design Communication 1 9 Credits
  • Design Philosophy And Practice (Human Factors 1) 6 Credits
  • Industrial Product Realisation Process - Methods - Leadership 9 Credits
  • Materials And Design 6 Credits
  • Design Communication 2 9 Credits
  • Ergonomics (Human Factors 2) 15 Credits
  • Elective Course: Business And Economy 6 Credits
  • Elective Course:Mathematical Statistics 6 Credits

The course Mathematical Statistics is compulsory to students entering the programme with less than 21 ECTS credits in Mathematics in order to obtain a master’s degree.

Year 2

  • Industrial Design Project 9Credits
  • Design Communication 3 6 Credits
  • Industrial Placement 9 Credits
  • Design And Emotion (Human Factors 3) 6 Credits
  • Final Project Thesis, Master (Continued) 30 Credits


  • Credits: 120,0 credits
  • Level: Master's
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Autumn 2016


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture (with relevant courses in construction and design), or equivalent.

The bachelor's degree should comprise a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in mathematics.

Additionally, a home assignment must be submitted that shows artistic skills and aptitude for the profession.

Proof of English profiency is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
270,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Jönköping
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Duration 2 years
Price 270,000 SEK
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.