Master's Programme in Industrial Design - Design for All

Mid Sweden University

Program Description

Master's Programme in Industrial Design - Design for All

Mid Sweden University

Every person is unique – and we see that as a great advantage. In the International Master’s programme Design for all, these differences are our starting point. We have developed a method where we bring the users who have the strongest and most demanding needs into the design process. This method has proven to be very effective in terms of innovative design solutions. The programme is developed for students who are curious and want to join us in developing our environment with high ethical and aesthetic ambitions.

Design for all is a vision of a world where everybody can take part and experience a high quality of life. It is a world where our differences are what makes this possible. We are looking for students who want to be part of a creative development of advanced and sustainable design solutions. As a student of the Design for all programme, you will join a programme in which we emphasize.

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Creativity and problem solving methodology

Critical evaluation of existing solutions and analysing the special needs of the most demanding user groups precedes the development and design of innovative solutions for human well-being. This means that in the design process, you will use advanced methods to understand the core of the problem and define its structure. You will also examine relevant systems and different ways of including external knowledge.

User centred Design for all process

In the user centred process, we involve different target groups in a thought-out way to gather facts during each step of the development process. Various empirical methods lead to a profound understanding of each user’s needs. We also offer a unique research lab, where students can investigate physical and mental effects of different design solutions.

Sustainability effects

Our programme pays special attention to the long-term environmental, social and economic effects of design solutions. The aim is to seek and implement a no-waste cradle-to-cradle ethic in terms of diversity, equality and democracy as well as the quality of life.

Multidisciplinary and international orientation

With our origin in industrial design, our programme seeks interdisciplinary interaction and exchange. We collaborate closely with Design for all organizations, related industries, institutions and the public sector locally, nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements
Degree of Bachelor in Industrial Design, or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, of at least 180 Credits, or equivalent, with at least 60 Credits (60 ECTS) in Industrial Design. Successful completion of the work sample. English course 5/English course A from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Selection

The selection process from those who meet the entry requirements is based on the results of the work samples and home assignment.

For more information about the application process:

You apply to this programme as usual at www.universityadmissions.se. In addition to applying at universityadmissions.se you must complete the home assignment and work samples and send it to us. You find the home assignment and the application process here. For further information and questions, please contact Veronica.norman@miun.se

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Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits). Masterexamen med huvudområdet industridesign, translated into Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Industrial Design.

After the programme

After having completed the programme, you will be able to work with innovative design of products, environments, different kind of aids, systems and services from a Design for all perspective. You will also have the knowledge to run or participate in multidisciplinary development and applied research projects.

Specialists in this field have excellent chances to find a job at a large-scale enterprise or design office, start up their own consulting firm or to teach.

Price info available on: www.miun.se/en/education/programmes/fees-and-scholarships/tuition-and-application-fees. Please notice that European citizen are exempted from paying fees.

FAQ:

Can you send me more information?

More information about Mid Sweden University’s international programmes can be found on our websites (www.miun.se/en). On every programme’s webpage, you find information about entry requirements and much more. The curricula/syllabi are available by clicking on a button called “Curriculum” on the right-hand side on each programme’s webpage.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is mid-January every year (for the coming fall semester) for international students that require a residence permit for studying in Sweden. More info can be found on University Admissions (the central application system for all universities in Sweden). The “first admission round” is for students that require a residence permit in order to start their studies in Sweden (deadline mid-January). The “second admission round” is for international and Swedish national students that do not need to apply for a residence permit (deadline mid-April).

Electronics Design is the only international programme at Mid Sweden University where students have the possibility to start their studies during the spring semester. The application deadline is mid-August for the January admission.

How much does it cost?

Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay an application fee or tuition. Students from other countries will have to pay an application fee and tuition for their studies in Sweden. More information about the application fee and the cost of tuition for each programme at Mid Sweden University can be found on University Admissions and on Mid Sweden Universities webpages.

Can I pay in installments?

The tuition fee must be paid one semester at a time, prior to the start of each semester. The fee for one semester cannot be paid in several instalments. When searching for programmes on University Admissions and selecting one, the first tuition fee instalment and the total tuition fee will be shown amongst the rest of the information.

Is this available online?

All international programmes offered by Mid Sweden University (except for Emotion Psychology) are campus-based. Emotion Psychology is an internet-based programme that has one to two mandatory meetings in Östersund, Sweden, every semester.

What is the duration?

The duration of each programme differs. As 60 credits are a full-time study load for one year, most of our programmes at Mid Sweden University are either one or two years long. Because Emotion Psychology can be studied at a part-time study pace (15 credits per semester and 30 credits per year), the duration of 2 years at a full-time load becomes 4 years at a part-time study load.

Can I take this part-time?

All of Mid Sweden University’s international programmes (except for Emotion Psychology) need to be studies at a full-time study pace (30 credits per semester = 60 credits per year). Emotion Psychology can either be studied full-time or part-time (15 credits per semester = 30 credits per year). This means, of course, that the study duration for part-time studies doubles.

Is this part-time or full-time?

All of Mid Sweden University’s international programmes (except for Emotion Psychology) need to be studies at a full-time study pace (30 credits per semester = 60 credits per year). Emotion Psychology can either be studied full-time or part-time (15 credits per semester = 30 credits per year). This means, of course, that the study duration for part-time studies doubles.

Where is the school located?

We are located in the middle of Sweden (one geographic midpoint of Sweden is located about a 1-hour drive west of Sundsvall). Mid Sweden University has two campuses: one in Sundsvall, Västernorrland, and one in Östersund, Jämtland.

Where is the campus located?

Mid Sweden University is located in Sundsvall and Östersund. Both cities are located in the middle of Sweden. The Sundsvall campus offers the following international programmes: Computer Engineering, Electronics Design, Industrial Design – Design for All, Photojournalims, Business Administration Marketing and Management, and Political Science. Östersund’s campus offeres these international programmes: Ecotechnology (Bachelor), Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development (Master), Toursim Studies, Business Aministration Marketing and Management, and Political Science.

The masters in Business Administration, Marketing and Management and Political Science are offered on both campuses. So, be careful to choose the right option on University Admissions! Emotion Psychology is an internet-based programme. However, the mandatory meetings every semester will be held on the Östersund campus.

In which state/province/region is the school?

We are located in the middle of Sweden (one geographic midpoint of Sweden is located about a 1-hour drive west of Sundsvall). Mid Sweden University has two campuses: one in Sundsvall, Västernorrland, and one in Östersund, Jämtland.

What other funding options do you have?

Mid Sweden University offers tuition scholarships for some of our international programmes for high-performing students. As only a few scholarships are available every year, we recommend that you consider applying to other scholarships as well. The Swedish Institute and Global Grants might be a good place to look for other funding opportunities. Please visit our websites for more information. For students interested in Electronics Design: tuition scholarships from Mid Sweden University are only available for the fall-semester start of the programme.

What documents are required?

Sweden’s universities have a centralized application system: University Admissions. On their website, you will find all kinds of information that you need in order to apply for university studies in Sweden.

What is the admission/enrolment process?

On University Admissions, all information for applying to Swedish universities is available.

What language is this course taught in?

Mid Sweden University’s international programmes are all taught in English.

Other

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 31, 2016
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