Industrial Design

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Industrial Design

Industrial Design (Master's Programme)


  • MasterFull time, 2 years
  • Location Trondheim
  • Requirements See Admission
  • Max. places See Admission
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Apply before1. March *(varies, see admissions)
MSDESIG, Tue Jan 31 12:08:57 CET 2023 | M2

Good industrial design is a necessity in order to create useful and sustainable 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 and services for the Norwegian and global industry.

The international MSc program in Industrial design focuses on the societal and strategic dimensions of design. In the first year´s design projects students apply and adapt design methods to real problems from the business- or municipal sector. During the second year students are introduced to scientific and theoretical approaches used in design research.

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Work opportunities range from project work in the public sector via product development management, construction and product design to interaction design and usability experts.

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Contrary to many other programmes of study at the university, Industrial Design is a bit more like comprehensive school. You will be in a class of 22 students, you will have your own work desk and class room, and you spend most of your time in a building where much of the work is carried out. You will have a regular schedule for each of the four courses you take each semester. Some courses are large common courses for more than 1000 students with lecture-based teaching and assignments just like in comprehensive school, but you are responsible for your own learning.

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The first year consists of compulsory and elective courses to give you an opportunity to specialize further in a topic of your interest. In the second year students have much freedom to specialize: in autumn, we offer tailor-made project courses where students further explore, theoretically and practically, in a wide array of areas.

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Applicants for the master program must have completed a bachelor´s degree or equivalent education of a minimum of three years duration, which includes minimum 90 credits of product or interaction design. Applicants who have completed other design related programmes may be evaluated on an individual basis.

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If you need advice or counselling concerning your studies, you should contact the student advisor or the study programme leader responsible for your study programme. 

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