Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology

Department for Product Design

The department of Industrial Design offers different study programs in Industrial Design; a 5-year master, a 2-year international master in industrial design, as well as doctoral studies in industrial design.

The programs in Industrial Design are adapted to recent developments in the design discipline. Students admitted after autumn 2012 choose a specialization in 3rd year in Product or Interaction Design.
Our main fields of research are design methodology, interaction design, design strategies / management and ecodesign.

image of the IPD building

Design and technology

If Norwegian industry is to succeed in global markets, it will have to develop products, services and systems that are engaging, useful, sustainable, distinctive on the market. The Department of Product Design offers education in industrial design engineering that combines expertise, insight and methodologies from both design and engineering sciences. We train our students in knowledge, experience and development of their personality as designers. In our education, we extensively cooperate with industry, ensuring societally and industrially relevant design projects in most of our courses. Our education is supported by state of the art research in interaction design, design for sustainability, and system and service design. Our curriculum is the oldest of its kind in Scandinavia, but very up to date after a recent curriculum revision.


Student projects for Exposed

IPD students have been working together with Exposed, a Norwegian centre for research-based innovation on exposed aquaculture operations. They have worked on developing future scenario's for the fishing industry, both on-shore and off-shore. More information about the projects can be found on the website of Exposed (Norwegian only).



Industrial Design’s student society is called Leonardo. It is named after the universal genius Leonardo daVinci who mastered art, aesthetics and technology, and thus is the ideal for a master in technology in industrial design. The society arranges social activities such as film nights, exercise and parties, and academic arrangements at night such as nude drawing and academic speeches.

E-mail: iipd-info@ivt.ntnu.no
Tel: (+47) 73 59 01 00
Fax: (+47) 73 59 01 10

Kolbjørn Hejes Vei 2B
7491 Trondheim, Norway

Building Name: Produktdesign
Campus: NTNU Gløshaugen