New products are introduced to the market daily and at an increasing speed to meet the increasing demands of customers.
As a result, the competition between manufacturers is also entering a new phase.
The Master's Programme in Industrial Design Engineering is designed to provide students with knowledge of innovative design, manufacturing methods, human factors, creative problem solving, advanced materials, industrial and business challenges, and environmental considerations.
Such skills are needed at different stages of product development to meet the needs of industries, support product users, and address environmental aspects.
Since product development is now considered as a transdisciplinary occupation, it requires advanced knowledge in manufacturing and design methods, design and production tools, ergonomics, aesthetics, and sustainability. This helps to respond rapidly to the market demands and produce justifiable and usable products on a competitive market.
The Master's Programme in Industrial Design Engineering combines knowledge and working methods from production engineering, industrial design, and material development. It emphasises a combination of engineering qualifications and design skills through project courses in which the students apply their knowledge to practice. The projects are carried out in close cooperation with industries.
The Master's Programme in Industrial Design Engineering applies the principles of massive open online courses (MOOCs). It gives students the opportunity to complete nearly half of the courses in the form of distance learning. The online courses and exercises make the studies more flexible for students.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing this Master's programme, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of innovative design, manufacturing methods, human factors, creative problem solving, advanced materials, industrial and business challenges, and environmental considerations.
Degree structure and studies
The Master's programme in Industrial Design Engineering is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.
LUT University will arrange this programme on its Lahti campus. Certain lectures and tutorials will also take place on the Lappeenranta campus.
The programme includes core studies and specialisation studies.
Core studies (32 ECTS credits) deal with research methods, structural materials, engineering mathematics, 3D printing, and fibre materials.
Specialisation studies (88 ECTS credits) include topics such as package design and package manufacturing, sheet metal production, sustainable design engineering, joining technology, design and manufacturing processes, the design and manufacturability of metal products, visualisation, and creativity in design.
The Master's thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of the specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project which requires approximately six months of full-time work. Students complete it during their fourth semester.
How to Apply
You can apply to this Master's programme through either the rolling or the regular admission process:
- Rolling Admission (1 October 2018−31 May 2019)
- Regular Admission (3 December 2018−23 January 2019)