MSc in Product Service System Design Politecnico di Milano
Mission and Goals
The program aims at training highly qualified designers who may deal with the complexity of a product-service system (PSS), which is an integrated blend of products, of communication strategies, of services, and of spaces. These are created and managed by different kinds of stakeholders (profit/non-profit companies, institutions, associations, organizations, etc.) to offer innovative solutions. PSS designers will be trained to work in a team, to collaborate with experts and professionals from other fields to broker different languages, and to work in highly competitive international contexts. The program develops in the participants the skills to creatively conceive and to manage integrated product, service, event, and communication strategies, by using a wide design toolkit and by employing basics of project management, supply chain management, sustainability, anthropology, and ethnography, communications, and media. PSSD students have the possibility to apply for the double degree program at Tongji University (Shanghai) or for the internal double degree with Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
QS Rankings 2023 (June 2022)
- 1st in Italy
- 139th in the world
Career opportunities for the graduate in Product Service Systems Design are within the traditional design industry, as well as in service design, in retail design, in brand design, in art direction, in trend analysis, in UX design and research.