Master's Programme in Industrial Design

Lund University

Program Description

Master's Programme in Industrial Design

Lund University

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.

The curriculum is flexible, consisting of individual industrial design projects, elective courses and mandatory common academics, which are drawn in from specialised faculties of Lund University. The industrial design projects are chosen from a given thematic repertoire, by modular combination from a selection within the thematic repertoire or by proposition of an individual theme within the framework of the thematic repertoire, monitored in coordination with an elected team of supervisors.

Students will become authorities in their chosen subject, whether in their conceptually creative, strategic or technical capacity. Above all, the Master’s Programme in Industrial Design encourages the in-depth debate and deliberation of the discipline.

Study trips and exhibitions forms a natural part of the Master's programme in Industrial Design. Except for an introduction study tour in the start of the programme, all trips are optional. If a student is unable to participate in the optional activities, alternative assigments in Lund will be given.

Introduction study tour (mandatory) 4 days, study period 1, all cost covered by the programme. Study tour NASA - Houston (optional) One of the design projects involves a two-week study tour to NASA in Houston, normally taking place during the third semester of the programme. Exhibitions (optional) Students normally attend three exhibitions outside Lund during year 1 or 2: Exhibition DMY (Berlin), Stockholm Furniture Fair (Sweden) and Milano Fair (Italy).

Career prospects

On completion of the Master’s degree in Industrial Design, you will be well prepared to continue these discussions in whatever capacity you choose to work, be it designer, entrepreneur, design coordinator, manager or researcher, in the public or private sectors, in a team or as an individual. Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Industrial Design go on to successful careers and can be found at brands such as Google, Ikea, Sony, Tetra Pak, Husqvarna, Haglöfs, Electrolux, H&M, and many more. The Master’s Programme in Industrial Design also provides an excellent platform from which to continue studies at PhD level.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 17, 2016
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Sept. 2017
2 years
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