Master’s Degree Programme, 2 years

Industrial Design Engineering

– About the degree programme

Good industrial design is a necessity in order to create useful and ecologically justifiable products that can compete in a market flooded with goods and services. A Master's Degree in Industrial Design will enable you to develop strategically important products for the Norwegian industry.


Localized in a separate building in the middle of Gløshaugen, Norway's technological centre of knowledge, this degree programme holds an ideal position to contribute to the creation of quality goods and services based on the knowledge being developed. This programme combines basic knowledge, insight and working methods from engineering and industrial design subjects, and it emphasizes a combination of engineering qualifications and designer skills that gives the students an excellent foundation for participation in product development projects, and after a few years of industry experience, qualifications for establishing and managing such projects. Hence, the degree programme is built around projects related to the design of products, goods and services. The tasks are developed around real problems and are based on the user's needs.

The advanced engineering programme Industrial Design is suited for students with a background from engineering/design hybrid educations who wish to specialize within certain areas of this field. An interest in and skills within academic work are expected in addition to practical design qualifications. Students who are admitted into the programme may be instructed to take certain courses at lower levels in order to complete the subject profile. This programme is best suited for students who see the challenge in formulating their own problems and establishing connections in Norwegian industry and the research environments at NTNU and SINTEF.

The degree programme has a common frame of design strategy and product development methodology. The students choose their specializations within one or more of the following courses:

  • Ecological Design
  • Human – Machine - Interaction
  • Design Methodology
  • Aesthetics
  • Technical Analysis

All courses are connected with the research at the Department of Product Design Engineering.

For further information about the academic content for the previous two years, please refer to the pages for the 5-year advanced engineering programme.

This programme is now an international program and is taught in English. Please visit the new website for more information about this programme and admission:


Master of Science (2 years)

Language of instruction

Programme code:

Host Faculty:
Engineering Science and Technology

Host Dept.:
Product Design

Contact information

Telephone: (+47) 73 59 37 00

Postal address:
Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology
Høgskoleringen 6, NTNU
7491 Trondheim