This Master's program 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 visualization.

Creating good ideas and making them look great

The courses have an interdisciplinary approach and are guided by the relationship between humans and products. The program 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 program is run in project form, implementing sharp projects in collaboration with a company.

Two tracks

The Master's program 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.

International perspective

All courses are conducted in English and you study together with other international students. There are possibilities for you to study one semester abroad at one of our partner universities.

Industrial placement course

In this course, you have five weeks of internship in a company or another organization. The purpose is to you an understanding of future work tasks and how these are related to your education.

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 program also provides a firm foundation for future research work.

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.


Courses within the program

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 for students entering the program 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 credits
  • Level: Master
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Autumn 2018
  • Application code: HJ-MU088


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS 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 proficiency is required.

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

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
270,000 SEK
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
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