Masters in Design in Sweden

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Master of Design degree holders are in high demand around the world as new products and services are constantly being developed, while existing ones need to be improved. Universities in Sweden offer Master of Design programs to students in a wide range of specializations, including Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Transportation Design, Product Design, Textile Design, Packaging Design, Business Design, Child Culture Design and more. For recent Bachelor's graduates, or those who have been working in the field for longer and desire additional qualifications, a Master of Design in Sweden is a valuable investment in one's future career.

Master of Design students enroll in classes in Sweden that go deeper into the basic concepts, principles, materials and practices of design. Prior to graduation from university in Sweden, Master of Design students must submit a master's thesis project, which demonstrates their understanding and mastery of one intrinsic area of design, pertinent to their field of study.

For more details about any particular Master of Design program of interest, it is a good idea to contact the school in Sweden offering the program using the handy web form linked to below. If you are ready to find out how to build the necessary qualifications for your dream career in design, then read more about Master of Design programs in Sweden, now!

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Master in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. [+]

Best Masters in Design in Sweden 2017. Why study the EIT Digital Human Computer Interaction and Design programme? The EIT Digital HCID programme offers: Front line technical content within the field Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored Business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship A thesis work well grounded in industrial problems Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines at least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centers and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. The HCID programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses on design and evaluation of interactive systems with a strong emphasis on user-centered design techniques: understanding the human capacities and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving work related tasks, and developing and evaluating the systems by putting the user at the center of the design process. In addition, the program will create a business thinking in terms of user profiles, user segments, house style, branding, and market development and product introductions. What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme? Graduates from the HCID master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local organizations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are: interaction designer or user experience designer, interactive systems engineer, human factors expert, usability engineer, business developer, product manager, or consultant. Through their multidisciplinary attitude graduates are valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together. They will easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, game companies, e-learning, web developers, and entertainment. An alternative path would be to start your own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services. How is the programme structured? The programme is a double degree programme with studies at a university in one country the first year (entry) and studies at a university in another country the second year (exit). The program has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all programs (link). An integral part of the second year is a Masters thesis (30 ECTS). The structure and content of the technical major is given below. Where can I study If I choose HCID? Entry - 1st year KTH UPS Aalto Twente Exit - 2nd year, specialisation Mobile and ubiquitous interaction (KTH - Stockholm) User modeling (Aalto - Helsinki) Situated interaction (UPS - Paris) Multimodal interaction (TU Berlin) Intelligent systems (Univ. of Twente) Affective computing (UCL - London) Cognitive interaction (UniTN - Trento) Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering or information systems is required. In special cases students from industrial design, media technology, computational linguistics, and cognitive sciences with sufficient skills in mathematics, software design and programming can be considered. [-]

Master’s in Innovation and Design

Mälardalen University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Eskilstuna

We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies. [+]

We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies. The Programme The international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design has been developed in collaboration with stakeholders outside academia and is aimed to create a clear link to the labour market. You will acquire both theoretical and practical competencies, and learn about innovation management, design processes and communication in complex organisations. The study programme includes qualitative research methods and skills in how to collaborate with partners outside the University in interdisciplinary projects. The programme itself is multidisciplinary, combining disciplines such as engineering, the social sciences and the humanities, as well as perspectives drawn from the arts. The courses help you to develop your capacity for multidisciplinary collaboration, both nationally and internationally. You will also develop your knowledge in an area defined by yourself within the field of innovation and design. Employment and Future Prospects After your degree, you will have a broader understanding of central concepts and theories in innovation and design. You will also acquire the skills needed in innovation processes for service and product development to operate in international projects which span the humanities, the social sciences, engineering, and the health and welfare sector. The wide-ranging programme content will give you a solid advantage in securing an academic research career; it will also prepare you for qualified management work in the private and public sectors. Eligibility A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits, within the fields of innovation management, information design, product and production development, industrial economics and management, industrial design, engineering design, interaction design, mechanical engineering, or entrepeneurship. Graduates with Bachelor's degree in other fields are required to have at least one year of working experience in the related fields of design or innovation. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required. Outcomes Innovation and Design is an international master’s programme functioning as a bridge between undergraduate studies on the one hand and, on the other hand, research studies in innovation and design within the Mälardalen University third-cycle study area Innovation and Product Realization. The aim of the programme is for students to develop more in-depth knowledge of innovation and design and to thus prepare themselves for qualified leadership work in the private and public sectors as well as become eligible for third-cycle (postgraduate) studies. The programme is based on the first-cycle subjects information design, innovation technology as well as product and process development. Knowledge and Understanding On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of innovation and design, including broad knowledge within the area as well as substantially deeper knowledge within certain parts of the field, and also a deeper insight into current research and development work, and demonstrate in-depth methodological knowledge of innovation and design. Aptitudes and Accomplishments On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate the ability, critically and systematically, to integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, problems and situations even with limited information, demonstrate the ability, critically, independently and creatively, to identify and formulate problems, to plan and carry out, using adequate methods, advanced assignments within given timeframes, thereby contributing to the development of knowledge and also to evaluate this work, demonstrate the ability, in national as well as international contexts, to clearly account for and discuss, orally and in writing, the conclusions arrived at and the knowledge and arguments that form the basis of these in dialogue with different groups, and also demonstrate such skills as are required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in some other advanced activity. Ability to Evaluate and Assess On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate the ability, in Innovation and Design, to make assessments with regard to relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects, and also demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work, demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and the responsibility of human beings for how this is used, and also demonstrate the ability to identify his/her need of further knowledge and to take responsibility for his/her own knowledge development. Language of instruction The language of instruction is English, and the course literature is in English. Contents The Master’s Programme in Innovation and Design is an interdisciplinary education based on the three first-cycle subjects information design, innovation technology as well as product and process development. In the courses included in the programme, students will work with innovation and design from different perspectives regarding technology, the social sciences, the humanities and the arts, which are brought together to promote opportunities for innovative processes. In the programme, the focus will be on innovation and design processes in interdisciplinary projects and in cooperation with private companies or the public sector. In the first year, students acquire more in-depth knowledge within the main field of study, innovation and design, by defining and identifying challenges. Students are expected to be able to position themselves in the subject area and master the processes and models applied in the main field of study, for example regarding the planning, management and realization of projects, including risk management, as well as techniques for innovation and design processes. In addition, students will learn to apply research methods, mostly qualitative ones, that are of relevance in the main field of study. Students are expected to be able to motivate and problematize the choice of theories and methods for the collection and analysis of data. In the second year, there will be an opportunity to pursue one’s studies abroad. Students wishing to do so – or wishing to study elsewhere in Sweden – will plan for this during the first year of the programme. Those who wish to continue studying at Mälardalen University will be offered elective courses corresponding to a total of 30 credits. These will make it possible for students to acquire, within their degree, a more pronounced knowledge profile within innovation and design. Finally, students are expected to carry out an independent degree project, which includes the critical and creative identification and formulation of research questions and the completion of qualified tasks with adequate methods and within given time frames. Choices within the program In the second year of the programme, students freely choose courses corresponding to 30 credits, either at Mälardalen University or at another university in Sweden or abroad. University degree The degree programme is so designed that the studies will lead towards fulfilment of the requirements for the following degree: Master of Science in Innovation and Design If the programme contains elective or optional components, or if a student chooses not to complete a certain course, the choices made can affect the possibility of fulfilling the degree requirements. For more information about degrees and degree requirements, consult the local degree regulations which are published (in Swedish only) on the university website. [-]

Master in Integrated Product Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

In today’s highly competitive and fast-changing global market, engineers need advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to create competitive and sustainable products in multidisciplinary teams. Integrated Product Design is a two -year [+]

Best Masters in Design in Sweden 2017. In today’s highly competitive and fast-changing global market, engineers need advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to create competitive and sustainable products in multidisciplinary teams. Integrated Product Design is a two -year graduate programme focusing on processes and methods for product development and innovation in order to create usable, competitive and sustainable products and services. Programme outline The programme offers competence in several disciplines such as product innovation, eco-design, human-product interaction, service design, group dynamics, visualisation and communication of design proposals, and prototyping. The education consists of a mixture of compulsory courses, optional courses and track specific courses – with ample opportunities for students to create their own mix of courses to match individual interests and career goals. The track specific courses are primarily based on project assignments carried out in groups; these are usually done in co-operation with a company or organisation providing the student with valuable real-world experience. Integrated Product Design consists of three specialisation tracks: Integrated Product Development (IPU) focuses on the organisation, leadership and performance of product development processes in large teams; Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) concentrates on the functional design and communicative aspects of the product in relation to user and market; Product Innovation Management (PIM), combines product development with business development, marketing and strategy. Degree project The thesis project is supervised by an experienced researcher and can be performed in an industrial setting or in an academic environment. Each student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable thesis project and KTH will provide information, assistance and suitable points of contact. Career prospects The Integrated Product Design programme offers Master’s students a comprehensive education and refined expertise applicable in many different industrial and business sectors. The Integrated Product Development track instills competence to work with complex multidisciplinary product development projects, either as a technical expert, project manager, R&D manager, or consultant. The Industrial Design Engineering track provides the skills necessary to work with product development and design engineering, user-driven design, either as a technical expert, a project manager, or a commissioner of design and other related positions. The Product Innovation Management track provides opportunities for a variety of jobs in areas such as project management, business development and product planning, or in engineering and management consultancy and in high-tech start-up companies. [-]

Master's Programme in Food Innovation and Product Design

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Erasmus Mundus Master's in Food Innovation and Product Design (EMM-FIPDes) is a two year academic programme in the field of food science and product development, operated by AgroParisTech (France), together with DIT (Ireland), UNINA (Italy), and Lund University. [+]

Programme overview

The European joint Master’s in Food Innovation and Product Design (FIPDes) is a two year academic programme in the field of food science and product development, operated by Université Paris Saclay and AgroParisTech (France), together with DIT (Ireland), UNINA (Italy), and Lund University. The FIPDes Master's aims to provide a European dimension in the knowledge-intensive area of food research and development and is highly relevant for both EU and third-country students who wish to be employed in the agri-food and drink sector. The programme was approved by the EU Commission in 2010 and started in 2011.

Programme modules/courses

Semester 1: Food Science and Technology, Sustainability, R&D Project Management. Semester 2: Culinary Innovation, Business Creation, Marketing. Specialisations: Semesters 3 & 4: Food Design and Engineering, Healthy Food Design, Food Packaging Design and Logistics, Master’s degree project.... [-]

Master in Architectural Lighting Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

There is an increasing understanding of the importance of good lighting design in urban areas, buildings and interiors. Light is fundamental to architecture and essential for human well-being, and [+]

Best Masters in Design in Sweden 2017. There is an increasing understanding of the importance of good lighting design in urban areas, buildings and interiors. Light is fundamental to architecture and essential for human well-being, and its quality affects human behaviour, comfort, health, efficiency, safety and security. The one-year Master’s programme in Architectural Lighting Design is based on a new approach to light and light planning – a combination of visual, physical and biological-based experience and knowledge applied to design, technology and health. Programme outline The programme provides in-depth understanding of the field of Architectural Lighting Design through scientific-based knowledge and practical experience in the area of artificial light and daylight. The aim of the course is to teach the ability to apply advanced knowledge in this area, in both practical and academic situations. Four courses are given during the one-year programme. Light and Humans The aim of the module is to learn about the relationship between light and humans, which is mediated by the physical space. Knowledge related to light qualities, cultural and human aspects, light sources and materials is combined with experience of the design process. The outcome should be the ability to develop a complete solution for a lighting design object. Light and Space – outdoor The connection between light and outdoor environments – especially urban contexts, in its physical and cultural characters – is addressed through the expansion of lighting knowledge and vocabulary. The design task in this track concludes with a full-scale outdoor installation. The ability to work with light sources and the design process is expanded and critical assessment of the design solution is promoted. Light and Space – indoor The importance of dealing with daylight as well as artificial lighting in indoor spaces is addressed through activities related to sources and technology, space theory, visual ergonomics and performance. Design process, planning and presentation techniques will be handled in activities and tasks. Light and Science Theoretical knowledge about light and its relationship to space and humans is further developed through discussions between students and researchers in the field. Lectures combine with experimental sessions and study visits. The ability to analyse lighting conditions through the understanding of the visual and physical concepts of light will be developed in a case study and presented as an academic paper. Degree project The programme is concluded with a thesis project, the focus of which may be chosen from a wide variety of topics within the Architectural Lighting Design field. Theoretical papers about light and health, light and time, urban lighting, perception and information, as well as practical projects with a theoretical frame in rural lighting and interactive lighting design are a few examples among the developed works. Career prospects Lighting is an expanding field of knowledge. In recent years there has been a growing demand for lighting design expertise, as lighting designers understand the role of light and lighting in architecture, interior spaces and urban environment. They can add important value to a project by enhancing visual performance, energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, well-being and health. There are plentiful job opportunities for architects, designers and engineers with lighting design competence. Graduates primarily work in lighting design or architectural studios or as self-employed consultants. Employers might also be construction companies, lighting manufacturers and public or private operators. [-]

Master in Interaction Design and Technologies

University of Gothenburg, Department of applied IT
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

Interaction design is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems and services. [+]

Master in Interaction Design and Technologies

Interaction design is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems and services. It focuses on behaviour – how users act and how products respond to user behaviour.

 

As such, it is a necessary discipline in any design project aiming to create something complex and computer-augmented that is to be used by humans: computer software, games, interactive products such as smart phones or MP3-players, “intelligent” homes, cars, clothes and so on.

 

Given the increased focus on interaction design in general, and on social media, entertainment and new physical products in particular, the programme aims to provide interaction designers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the ever-shifting demands of this emerging job market segment.... [-]


Master in Industrial Design

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

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. [+]

Best Masters in Design in Sweden 2017. 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 Facts Credits: 120,0 credits Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Requirements: 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Industrial Design

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

In the Master's programme you will focus on one of three themes: living and behaviour, form and technology, or man and nature. [+]

Programme overview

The Master’s programme in Industrial Design focuses on three themes: Living and Behaviour, Form and Technology, or Man and Nature. The programme consists of individual industrial design projects, workshops and additional theoretical courses. You will participate in and contribute to the creation of knowledge within the field of design. By organising exhibitions, seminars and workshops you will communicate your work and participate in the public debate. The School of Industrial Design offers you a creative environment with excellent workshop facilities. As part of a full-scale university, we can offer great opportunities for a multidisciplinary approach through cooperation with other faculties.... [-]


Master in Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design

Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. [+]

Department: Faculty of Technology

Level: Second Level

This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. The program is taught in English.

In the students’ work with innovations, the student should balance the process in its various parts for function, design, durability and production conditions. This requires knowledge of, or interaction between, different disciplines where different approaches, perspectives and approaches utilized. The program is based on common projects often in collaboration with industry and organizations along with advancement in their own subject area and a broadening towards other disciplines (business and design).... [-]


Master Program in Spacecraft Design

Luleå University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Kiruna

This two-year program is focused on one of the most exciting and prestigious areas there are: design of spacecraft. This includes integration of complex technical system [+]

Master Program in Spacecraft Design, 120.0 Credits

This two-year program is focused on one of the most exciting and prestigious areas there are: design of spacecraft. This includes integration of complex technical systems that must work in an extreme environment: space. The course is given in Kiruna, located well north of the arctic circle. This “space capital” of Sweden gives you close contact with organizations active in space engineering.A spacecraft, which also is called a satellite if its orbit is bound to a celestial body, is designed around the payload instruments it shall carry and the environment it shall work in. During the first year of the course you acquire knowledge about the space environment,   which the spacecraft shall operate in, and also how it travels and orients itself in space. You learn about the various subsystems which make up the spacecraft and how it communicates with the surrounding world. Further, you get an understanding for the specific space electronics that are required and learn how the on-board computers work. You also get an insight into typical payloads that a satellite may carry.The second year you are working with computer design of a spacecraft, fit to carry the instruments that are constructed by you and your colleagues. Here, a large part of the education and work is done in project form and as group work. Your master thesis work is performed at a space technology company, space organization, or academic department, in Kiruna or other part of the world.A space research environment, unique for Europe, has been established in Kiruna. Here you find the Swedish Institute for Space Physics. The Institute builds satellite instruments for distant travel to other planets and celestial bodies. Sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons are launched from Esrange. Their missions may concern ozone research as well as studies of the origin of universe. The international radar organization EISCAT has also one of its receiving stations in Kiruna, where they perform studies of meteors and the northern lights.The education is cooperating with these players and thus gives you the opportunity to evaluate satellite instruments with balloon flights to the stratosphere, shaking tests, and tests in a vacuum chamber.The lectures are in English.... [-]