48 Masters Programs in Product Design

A masters degree in product design is a post graduate degree program that seeks to impart skills that should enable graduates of the program to create new products; products that are market oriented. Product design focuses on the creation of products with an intention to sell. The masters program ensures that graduates of the program have the ability to generate ideas, evaluate them and then turn… Read more

A masters degree in product design is a post graduate degree program that seeks to impart skills that should enable graduates of the program to create new products; products that are market oriented. Product design focuses on the creation of products with an intention to sell. The masters program ensures that graduates of the program have the ability to generate ideas, evaluate them and then turn them into a new product. There are several steps that are involved in the production of a product such as manufacturing of a product economically but ensuring the product’s usability, functionality and appearance remain intact. A master in product design is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the product looks great, that it meets the needs of the market and that it has the potential to compete favorably with other products in the same niche. While undertaking the masters program, the students are instilled with skills to analyze the needs of the customer, how to research consumer trends, prediction of possible scenarios and how to meet the different consumer requirements. There are environmental and legal requirements that products need to meet which are also considered by the product designer.

The masters degree in product design is an exciting program. Product looks, customer preferences and new technologies of making products are continuously invented. Therefore, students need to be conversant with the most recent technologies. The program covers development of the product from the beginning to the time the product is launched. With the ever present demand for products and new products, the career opportunities for graduates of this program are numerous.

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Northwestern University Master of Product Design and Development Management
Evanston, USA

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and developm ... +

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and development. You will learn about creativity, innovation, lean design, design strategy, product innovation, end-user research, marketing, and project and product management, as well as business and financial issues. The highly-focused curriculum, taught by senior faculty from academic and business, is designed to assure our graduates a pathway to senior management. You'll quickly understand why Business Week has endorsed this program as one of the top programs of its kind in the world. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 24 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Albstadt-Sigmaringen University
Sigmaringen, Germany

The Master's program Facility and Process Design enables students to gain a unique European profile in the area of planning and management of industrial plants as well as inno ... +

The Master's program Facility and Process Design enables students to gain a unique European profile in the area of planning and management of industrial plants as well as innovative product and process development. The focus here is on the life science industry, ie in food processing, in pharmaceutical and cosmetic production, in the manufacture of medical devices and in adjacent areas. The degree course conveys the knowledge and skills required for future specialists and executives in these industrial sectors and related service companies. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
German
Campus
 
Hochschule Kaiserslautern - University Of Applied Sciences
Kaiserslautern, Germany

In the “Refinement of Polymer and Composite Products“ program, which is unique worldwide, you will systematically gain technical expertise and develop your personal competenci ... +

In the “Refinement of Polymer and Composite Products“ program, which is unique worldwide, you will systematically gain technical expertise and develop your personal competencies. You will become fully qualified and well prepared to adjust to the various requirements you will encounter in your future career. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Skövde
Norrmalm, Sweden

Do you think ergonomics and usage are important aspects when new products get their designs? Are you curious about how virtual tools can be used in the product realization pro ... +

Do you think ergonomics and usage are important aspects when new products get their designs? Are you curious about how virtual tools can be used in the product realization process? Industrial ergonomics and design are aimed at future products and product developers. -
MSc
Full-time
English
30 Aug 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
POLI.design
Milan, Italy

The Specializing Master in Strategic Design. Building new businesses and strategies through design is a 1st Level Specializing Master of Politecnico di Milano, designed and ru ... +

The Specializing Master in Strategic Design. Building new businesses and strategies through design is a 1st Level Specializing Master of Politecnico di Milano, designed and run by POLI.design in collaboration with MIP, the Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business. -
Master
Full-time
16 months
English
Campus
 
Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

The MFA in Advanced Product Design Programme is a solution-driven education that focuses on the advanced treatment of design - using user studies, problem identification, and ... +

The MFA in Advanced Product Design Programme is a solution-driven education that focuses on the advanced treatment of design - using user studies, problem identification, and analysis. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Milan, Italy

The Master in Interior and Product Design provides overall competence in both Industrial Design and Interior Design.

The Master in Interior and Product Design provides overall competence in both Industrial Design and Interior Design. -
Master
Full-time
Campus
 
Raffles Milan - International Fashion and Design School
Milan, Italy

Why? Why do some design projects that seem to have ticked all the right boxes simply fail to pass the test of the market? Does such a thing as a recipe for success even exist? ... +

Why? Why do some design projects that seem to have ticked all the right boxes simply fail to pass the test of the market? Does such a thing as a recipe for success even exist? The answer is no: there are no fool-proof recipes. What does exist is talent, energy and a serious approach to designing, an understanding of the complexity of the world and the ability to adapt models to suit it. Then there are tenaciousness, analysis, and learning: these are the things that do exist. -
Master
Full-time
10 months
English, Italian
Nov 2020
31 Oct 2020
Campus
 
Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - IAAC
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) is a nine-month experience for students who want to expand their focus interests and acquire the skills to turn protests into ... +

The Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) is a nine-month experience for students who want to expand their focus interests and acquire the skills to turn protests into prototypes, ideas into actions, and who are engaged in the mission of transforming the current status of affairs in society. The program is structured in four critical steps: Exploration, Instrumentation, Reflection, and Application. -
Master
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
Universidad CEU - Cardenal Herrera
Valencia, Spain

The University Master's Degree in Product Design is aimed at Graduates, Diplomas or Degrees in Industrial and Graphic Design, Industrial Design Engineering and Product Develop ... +

The University Master's Degree in Product Design is aimed at Graduates, Diplomas or Degrees in Industrial and Graphic Design, Industrial Design Engineering and Product Development. As well as other higher or middle degrees related to the activity. -
Master
Full-time
10 months
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

The Masters Programme in Product Design is a studio-based programme for students who wish to hone their ability to innovate.

The Masters Programme in Product Design is a studio-based programme for students who wish to hone their ability to innovate. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
15 May 2020
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Create visually stunning, environmentally friendly packaging that’s functional and durable enough to sustain environmental and physical hazards.

Create visually stunning, environmentally friendly packaging that’s functional and durable enough to sustain environmental and physical hazards. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
24 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Raffles Milano Istituto Moda e Design
Milan, Italy

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international designers in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. ... +

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international designers in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Why do design projects that seem to have all the cards in place do not pass the test of the market? Is there a recipe for success? The answer is: there are no recipes. There is the talent, the energy, the seriousness of the project. There is an understanding of the complexity of the world, and the ability to mold on it. There is tenacity, analysis and learning. -
Master
Full-time
10 months
Italian
Nov 2020
01 Nov 2020
Campus
 
Cranfield University
Cranfield, United Kingdom

Manufacturing and service industries require many more talents who can tackle the challenges that come with operating in a complex, global environment. Learn advanced techniqu ... +

Manufacturing and service industries require many more talents who can tackle the challenges that come with operating in a complex, global environment. Learn advanced techniques for integrating product development at different levels, and how to design and manufacture intelligent, sustainable and internationally competitive products. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Responding to and creating design discourses.

Responding to and creating design discourses. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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