Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Industrial Design (Master's Programme)

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MSDESIG, Fri Dec 08 17:53:17 CET 2023 | M2

Do you want to explore how you can change tomorrow’s society through product, interaction or service design? – And do you have a bachelor in product design or equivalent design education? 

Join NTNU's master's programme in Industrial Design and work with real life problems while acquiring knowledge, insight and working methods from aesthetics, industrial design and engineering.

This program focuses on the societal and strategic dimensions of design. 

Our students apply and adapt design methods to real problems from business and public sector while also being introduced to scientific and theoretical approaches used in design research.

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Work opportunities include product designer, interaction designer, usability expert and product development manager.

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Trondheim is well known as a top location for students and academics, and the city is regularly rated as the best student town in Norway.

The design students in Trondheim enjoy having their own building at Gløshaugen with space for studies and social activities alike.

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This Master programme extends over two academic years (4 semesters) and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits. 

The programme offers a combination of compulsory and elective courses. In order to graduate from the programme, you must complete all compulsory courses as well as a sufficient number of elective courses to achieve the required amount of credits.

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In order to apply for this master program, you must have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent education of a minimum of three years duration.

  • The degree must include 90 credits in design subjects. 
  • Of these 90 credits, 50 percent should relate to either product or interaction design.

If you have completed other design related programmes, you may be evaluated on an individual basis.

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The student advisers are your contacts in all questions about the programme, like compulsory and elective courses, exams, deadlines etc.

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