Masters Programs in Industrial Design

Compare 45 Masters Programs in Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Students who want to become professionals in the industrial design field are encouraged to pursue a Master in Industrial Design. In this program, students will learn to apply various design practices and techniques in order to develop a streamlined finished industrial design.

 

What is a Master in Industrial Design? A Master in Industrial Design is a program that teaches students how to go about developing quality industrial designs through a creative and effective process. Students who complete the program are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to create designs that are capable of improving societies and users. Students learn how to design products and plans that can improve many different industries, including lighting, graphics, automotive, packaging, furniture, exhibition, architecture, video, products, medical equipment, tabletop, and more.

 

Students who successfully receive a Master in Industrial Design will be armed with the education and experience necessary to pursue successful careers in industrial design. Because the program offers such a wide variety of focus areas, students can specialize in an area to which they are most drawn.

 

The cost of a master’s degree in industrial design varies based on the chosen institution and its location. Most programs can be completed within two years if students enroll in the program on a full-time basis.

 

Students who hold a master’s degree in industrial design are equipped to pursue professional careers in a variety of industries, including: exhibition designer, industrial designer, further education lecturer, secondary school teacher, higher education lecturer, purchasing manager, advertising account executive, and other careers related to industrial design. A Master in Industrial Design can also be useful in other careers, such as sales and marketing.

 

A Master in Industrial Design provides the experience and knowledge that students need to secure high-level positions in the industrial and product development industries. To find out more about how you can apply for a Master in Industrial Design, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. [+]

Masters in Industrial Design. Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role within the most innovative industrial and design fields. Methods and Approaches The MAS educational model focuses on methods and processes to generate innovations. Students have the opportunity to acquire Human Centred Design methods for the analysis and the solution of design problems and to autonomously practice research methods. A pragmatic problem-solving approach to design is applied in a laboratory environment. Peer to peer learning, iterative processes and the rapid prototyping of digital and physical solutions qualify the students to pursue careers in industry, research and design agencies, wherever technological innovation and design meet. Topics and Contents The MAS courses are held by well-recognized lecturers and in collaboration with an established network of organizations, research centers, design practices and companies. Topics such as user experience design, service design, user interface design, open design, spatial design, and information visualization are taught through design-driven courses that allow... [-]

Master in Design Management (MPS)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. [+]

Master in Design Management (MPS) Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. Design represents a valuable strategic asset – the tools and the processes to problem-solve and innovate. The management of that asset, the ability to understand, optimize, and steer that energy is becoming vital to an organization’s internal and external success. Category-leading companies like Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Bose, and Schick know this to be a marketable truth. The MPS in Design Management program at SASD is a two-year intensive program for design professionals of all disciplines. Courses are specifically tailored to real-world issues facing designers and are taught by leading design management professionals. The team-based assignments focus on practical and actionable problem solving, preparing students to immediately use the information and skills they learn. Design Managers who graduate from SASD leave with the core skills and tools to apply design thinking to solve the most pressing business issues of our time: sustainability, social responsibility, and profitability. Design Management uses right brain processes to solve left brain problems. This is a screen grab of the top results of an online search for “design management.” There are more report-like documents than pretty designs, suggesting the... [-]

Master Industrial Fashion Design

Scuola di Moda Vitali
Campus Part time 660 hours September 2017 Italy Ferrara

Subjects: Fashion illustration. Fashion styling. History of costume. Textile technology. Basic and fancy pattern making. Grading.Tailoring and industrial sewing techniques. Lectra CAD suite. [+]

Masters in Industrial Design. Duration: 220 lessons 660 hours Start-up: September Attendance: From Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00, Saturday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 14.30 to 17.30 Enrollment: Until June. Limited number. Subjects: Fashion illustration. Fashion styling. History of costume. Textile technology. Basic and fancy pattern making. Grading.Tailoring and industrial sewing techniques. Lectra CAD suite. Professional outlets: Companies producing clothes, fashion workshops, self-employment. Program Fashion Design - Canon of proportions and human anatomy, the draft, the included, the stylization. The technical drawing, pattern study of the base. The technical details. - The trend of the theme and target research, research materials and mood. Designing fabric: continuous printing, jumped, mirror, placed. Study of developments in the drapery of the different materials. - Achievements sketches based leaders: T-shirts, lingerie, swimwear, skirts, pants, jeans, shirts, jackets, vests, jackets, coats, suits, knitwear. Realization ready to wear collections theme and target free: night collection, sweatshirts, sports jackets, shirts, knitwear. - Realization collections prêt-à-porter theme and set target: a collection suit, large size, day, evening. Realization haute couture theme and set target: collection wedding and evening dresses. - Textile technology : fabrics, commercial functional and decorative technique. - History of costume and fashion. Psychology of colors. - Men's collection, accessories collection and kids collection. - The structure of the company, the professionals in fashion. - Construction of a final project: choice of subject, target, materials, construction of the mood, creating a collection with its organic sheets. Pattern making -... [-]

Master in Transportation Design

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time 10 months May 2017 Italy Turin

IAAD department of “Car Body Architecture” first in Italy opened in Turin in 1978. Since 2008 it is entitled in memory of Andrea Pininfarina. [+]

IAAD department of “Car Body Architecture” first in Italy opened in Turin in 1978. Since 2008 it is entitled in memory of Andrea Pininfarina. The specialization in Transportation design deals with the study of the main means of transport with a focus on mobility systems and environmental sustainability. Turin is the undisputed world capital of automotive design and one of the centres of excellence in the international automotive industry: the great Italian production of Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, the design of Giugiaro and Pininfarina, Bertone, the automotive innovation of Centro Ricerche Fiat, the robotic technologies of DEA, Comau and Rambaudi, the innovation of Oxygen (electric alternative mobility), not to mention an enormous satellite activities that serves not only Fiat, but almost all of the major car manufacturers in Europe and the world. To confirm this today also Chinese design companies choose Turin as European seat. Thanks to this important supply chain, IAAD Transportation design department is flanked by a pool of important partner companies both public and private, which contribute to the activation of research projects, special lectures, workshops and seminars, company visits, educational activities and internships. MASTER OBJECTIVES IAAD have always had the goal of providing an innovative approach to training: the best way to become a professional in transportation is being apprenticed to learn from experts in the field. With this insight, IAAD is the first Italian university of higher education specializing in transportation design. The design work done in collaboration with IAAD partner companies which... [-]

Master of Interior Architecture

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

We educate future interior architects. The programme provides the skills to analyse critically, develop and experiment with the different aspects of spatial environment creation and helps to develop a personal, creative approach. [+]

Masters in Industrial Design. The contemporary world is characterised by complexity and rapid change, affecting also the profession of interior architects and spatial designers. The Master's programme in Interior Architecture is based on the principle that a set of design skills, in the narrow sense of the term, is not sufficient for interior architects to be successful in their profession. They also need to understand the broader context and be able to adjust their solutions to changing situations. Our curriculum is divided in two main segments: The first (so-called ‘hi-tech’) segment deals with the interaction between spaces and people, and the ways high technology and smart materials help improve that interaction. The second (so-called ‘low-tech’) segment is based on the notion that if we have good knowledge of our surrounding, broader contexts (such as climate, nature, economy and culture) and their interrelationship, rich imagination and primitive materials are all we need to create fresh, quality spaces. During the first academic year, students participate equally in both segments. The second academic year is dedicated to the Master’s project. For that, students will select one of the two segments — whichever better supports the topic of their project. The overall objective of the Master's curriculum is to prepare an independent creative person who is able to create personalised three-dimensional environments, combining architecture, design, art and technology into a coherent whole and lead the implementation of their spatial design projects. The curriculum provides the skills to analyse critically, develop and experiment with the... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. [+]

Masters in Industrial Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. The aim is to combine theoretical concepts and construction, quotation, and material interpretation, with the understanding that the design practice exists in relation to current society, to the present. Therefore, applying a historical perspective to design, analysing the current situation, and referring to the history of the place will, therefore be important issues to consider. The Master uses Barcelona as its working ground, and so deals with the commercial space associated with a territory where the street is the protagonist. Due to the geographical characteristics of our city, and good weather, much use is made of public spaces. Streets and squares are open spaces that oxygenate the urban fabric; and, within this area of high-density housing, they provide necessary ‘living rooms’ for citizens. Barcelona, unlike American cities, for example, is a “mixed-use” city, a sparsely zoned territory, where domestic life, work, and leisure co-exist. These two characteristics, the use of the public space and the “mixed-use”, makes the ground floor an important place of transition, and a threshold between public and private life. The boundary between the interior and the exterior is a blurred one, where the confines of the street do not end at the buildings, but rather extend into their interior, through its contact with the ground. Over the past few... [-]

Master in Transportation and Car Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 15 months October 2017 Italy Milan

The Master programme embraces the entire design development process by researching into new experiential concepts, redefining architectural solutions and moving forward with new criteria for comfort and efficiency. Today’s design paradigm must be brought into question in order to better interpret new aesthetic and social trends. The studio projects, organized in collaboration with major car companies... [+]

The Master programme embraces the entire design development process by researching into new experiential concepts, redefining architectural solutions and moving forward with new criteria for comfort and efficiency. Today’s design paradigm must be brought into question in order to better interpret new aesthetic and social trends. The studio projects, organized in collaboration with major car companies, represent a proving ground to test the students’ ideas. In particular SPD has signed a long term educational partnership with Volkswagen Group Design involving the participation of designers from the various brands – from Audi to Lamborghini – into the teaching activites. After the initial exploration, students move forward into design concepts and their refinement up to both physical and digital modelling. It’s a long process that demands a high level of personal committment and flexibility, organizational and time management skills as well as a strong attitude to teamwork. Projects are subject to group critiques and critiques with outsider reviewers. Transportation designers thus acquire a constant spur to innovation both in form language and function, allied with the understanding of engineering and production processes. ADMISSION Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Transportation or Car Design, Industrial Design, Vehicle Engineering or their equivalents, and candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field. The program has a limited number of places available. Applicants will be admitted upon selection based on the student’s CV, portfolio and on an interview. DURATION The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with... [-]

MA 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 Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

The Image morphology and visual art experiment Masters Programme, taught în English, offers the frame for researching and developing contemporary art conceptions and to experiment inter-medium forms of visual expression and comunication through creativity, theoretical and technical skills, inbetween instalation, graphic arts, sculpture and painting areas. [+]

The Faculty of Physics offers a Bachelor's programme (with three specializations: physics, medical physics and informatics-physics) and three Master's programmes tightly connected to the research performed by the faculty members. Two of the masters programms are given completely in english. These programms are designed to prepare students not only for advanced studies in physics, but also for employment upon graduation in physics and other disciplines related to science and technology. Talented students can continue the Master's program with a doctoral project in the Doctoral school of the faculty which is focused on three main topics: materials physics, theoretical and computational physics and medical physics. The Masters in Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials, taught în English, focuses on understanding and manipulating the physical properties of materials to discover new features with application relevance. Main course titles Complements of theoretical physics Complements of molecular and atomic physics Magnetism of nanosystems Physics of crystallization processes Plastic sign and object Complements of the material physics What Core Skills are Developed? General Skills: Creative application of research methods and problem solving; Elaborating studies and reports for application for publication; Capacity to take creative and independent action in solving problems, critical evaluation and demonstrative communications; Leadership skills and clear orientation skills to further develop professional growth. Professional Skills: Capacity to obtain materials with defined properties; Capacity to characterize specific materials properties in relation with their applications; Skills in using laboratory equipment for obtaining crystals and nano-microsystems; Capacity to use experimental techniques to grow laser materials... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Industrial Design. 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.... [-]

Master's Degree In Design And Manufacture

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Spain Castellón

The aim of the course is to enhance and complement the training of graduates of degree in the fields of industrial engineering and design in the fields of design and manufacture of industrial products and design and manufacture of machinery, fields with numerous professional opportunities . [+]

The aim of the course is to enhance and complement the training of graduates of degree in the fields of industrial engineering and design in the fields of design and manufacture of industrial products and design and manufacture of machinery, fields with numerous professional opportunities . The approach is essentially practical and oriented to project development and the use of CAD / CAM / CAE technologies. Access to master is contemplated for different input profiles: Graduates of future undergraduate degrees in the field of industrial engineering graduates in industrial engineering or technical engineering of existing titles and qualified aliens profile similar to previous training. The master has obtained the quality seal EURACE (European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes). Coordination: José Vicente Abellán Nebot. Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Design. UJI. Number of credits: 75 ECTS credits Duration: three semesters (October 2017 / November 2018) Mode: (October 2017 / June 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Sustainable Building Design & Performance

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters in Sustainable Building Design & Performance taught masters programme is for those seeking to develop a career or hoping to undertake further studies in sustainable building analysis and design. [+]

Masters in Industrial Design. MArchSc Sustainable Building Design & Performance FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Masters in Sustainable Building Design & Performance taught masters programme is for those seeking to develop a career or hoping to undertake further studies in sustainable building analysis and design. It supports students to define themselves within the fields of sustainability, architecture, energy, environment and health. Students are encouraged and supported in the pursuit of a broad range of inter-related issues through active enquiry and autonomous investigation. The programme provides a learning environment within which each student is encouraged and can make a unique and individual contribution as well as being part of a team. It is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials and individual and group project work, all supported through contact time in class, individual supervisory sessions and online course content. The programme is designed to place value on each individual and their contribution to the group, supporting their development through an inclusive, exploratory and encouraging learning environment. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities Graduates of the programme will be well positioned and will have a distinct advantage in securing roles in defining the sustainable future of the built environment. Students who have completed graduate and postgraduate programmes with the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and the UCD Energy Research Group have gone on to work in world-renowned... [-]

Master in Design and Development of Vehicle Dynamics

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

The Programme has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. [+]

Now on board with offered internships: Automobili Lamborghini, Bridgestone, Danisi Engineering, Pagani Automobili, VI-grade, ZF, TRW The Programme has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. The Course provides students with special and specific competence in vehicle testing techniques, both virtually, through CAE, and experimentally on the real vehicle (on track and road). See the promotional video of the Programme: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TswNmoRgvx0 The training program, as an absolutely innovative element, includes, alongside frontal instruction, test sessions on the circuit of the Quattroruote Safe Driving Centre, during which the participants will be engaged at first hand in learning the techniques and methodologies used in testing, inspection, checks and fine tuning of the vehicle dynamic behavior. All the participants will take a specially designed course in Advanced Driving, oriented to the subsequent phase of testing and inspection on the circuit. The training program of the Course is completed, and this aspect also represents an innovation, by the use of a static simulator for developing vehicles in a virtual environment. The Programme is a full time, international, one-year course equivalent to 1,500 hours and to a total of 60 ECTS points, divided into frontal instruction at the University of Pavia, Palazzo Vistarino, practical exercises at the Quattroruote circuit (Vairano di Vidigulfo, Pavia), an internship period (equivalent to 24... [-]

Master in Industrial Design

Designskolen Kolding
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Kolding

As a result of the transition from an industrialised society to a knowledge and communication based society, Industrial Design is a discipline in rapid development. [+]

Master in Industrial DesignAs a result of the transition from an industrialised society to a knowledge and communication based society, Industrial Design is a discipline in rapid development.More products than ever before are being manufactured, but regrettably, levels of quality vary. As products become more intelligent and communicative, demands on them change. A product’s sense of value is now less that of the material and more of what it can do and what can be done with it.In the Industrial Design domain, students work with classic skills of sketching, marker drawing, 3D computer modelling and model making. However, students are also, to a greater extent, involved with concept development that, in more general terms, considers users in contexts of the future and the immaterial values that products bear with them. Hence, user-observation and interaction mapping have become core areas of the discipline.Industrial Design emphasises idea generation and visualisation as much as collaboration with industry and other professionals such as marketing experts, economists, engineers, sociologists and anthropologists.Industrial Design has an ongoing collaboration with a range of companies in both teaching and project development, amongst others Bang and Olufsen, Lego, Innovation Lab and Kildemoes.... [-]