Deptartment of Product Design

Programmes of study

The masters programme in "Product Design Engineering" is one of Norway's most popular. The 20-25 students who are admitted each year can look forward to a varied menu of courses. Upon completion, graduates have a broadly applicable Masters degree (MSc), built upon technological insight and accompanied by both aesthic and social consciousness.

The department offers the following programmes:

A sometimes demanding, but always inspiring course selection contributes to a tight knitt study environment. For details concernign courses and program me requirements see the university study handbook (available in Norwegian only).

See also: Workshops and seminars.

PhD in Industrial Design

The doctoral programme is closely linked with the research activity at the Department of Product Design. Research fields, to name a few, are:

  • Design methodology
  • Interaction design (Man Machine)
  • Ecodesign
  • Design strategy

A list of recent publications can be found that reflect current research interests at the department.

Interested? - Contact us

The Department of Product Design encourages interested candidates that are interested in enrolling in our doctoral programme to contact the department. Candidates with (1) excellent research ideas/proposals that can be tied to the department's focus areas, and (2) who posess the relevant background (curriculum vitae) are likely to receive an invitation for further discussion. We strongly encourage you to include a funding plan with your research proposal, as generally, the department is not in the position to directly allocate funding to PhD positions.

For information regarding the programme structure, applicable rules and forms, see the doctoral programme pages for the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology.

Review and response

It should be noted that, although all applications will be read, candidates that send application e-mails which are not in line with the above, will receive a polite but standard rejection message, or no answer at all.

LEONARDO

Illustrasjonsbilde/FOTO Industrial Design’s student society is called Leonardo. It is named after the universal genius Leonardo da Vinci 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. Leonardos website