Industrial Design

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Industrial Design


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About Industrial Design

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 and global industry.



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


Career Prospects

Work opportunities range from project work in the public sector to interaction design and usability experts.

Study environment

Study Environment

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.

Programme structure

Programme Components

The degree programme has a common frame of design strategy and product development methodology. On the master level, students have much freedom to specialize in areas such as human factors in design, sustainable design, applied aesthetics, healthcare and welfare design and strategic design. 

Learning outcome

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:



Please do not hesitate to contact our councellors if you have any questions regarding the programme or administrative related issues.

Programme facts

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science in Engineering
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSDESIG
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Architecture and Design

City: Trondheim

This information is relevant for the present academic year.

How to apply

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal is open for students within the nordics only. The intake for 2021 will begin in October for non-eu students.

  Please see our FAQ
Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants


Contact information

Contact information

Telephone: (+47) 73 59 01 41

Postal address: 
Faculty of Architecture and Design
Alfred Getz vei 3, NTNU
7491 Trondheim

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