(MSc in) 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.
Matriculation day 12 August
- NTNU in Trondheim, Gløshaugen
- Ceremony for all students
Matriculation event by the Faculty
- Entertainment by Andreas Aase
- Welcoming speech to our new students by Dean Fredrik Shetelig
- Entertainment by Andreas Aase
- Presentation of the studyprogramms by the program leaders
- Proclamation of students by the program leaders and academic handshake by the Dean.
- Student Welfare Association, presentation
- Studentdemokracy, presentation by student representatives
- Presentation of the student associations at the Faculty
Orientation week 13-16 August
Orientation Week for international students
From 13 to 19 August, the Office of International Relations organise a full week of activities for new international students. The programme is a mix of information meetings and social events, and includes a full-day hiking trip. It is not mandatory to participate, but it is strongly recommended.
Information meeting 14 August
Information meeting and practical information
Place: Department of design, Kolbjørn Hejes vei 2B, room 136
Presentation of possible directions for your study.
The Faculty mingling event
Place: Gallery KIT, Innherredsveien 7, entrance A
Employees and students at the Faculty meet socially at The Academy of Fine Art (KIT).
Localized in its own building in the middle of Gløshaugen campus, Norway's technological centre of knowledge, this programme holds an ideal position to contribute to the creation of quality goods and services based on the state-of-the-art knowledge. This programme combines basic knowledge, insight and working methods from aesthetics, engineering and industrial design, and it emphasizes a combination of engineering qualifications and designer skills that gives 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 with a focus on user needs and abilities
Is this a suitable programme for you?
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. This programme is best suited for students who see the challenge in formulating their own problems and establishing connections within Norwegian industry and the research environments at NTNU and SINTEF.
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.
Many of the courses have a close connection to ongoing research at the Department of Design.
For further information about the academic content for the first three years of the 5-year Industrial Design Engineering curriculum, please refer to the pages for the 5-year Master Industrial Design.
Facts about the programme
- Programcode: msdesig
- Study level: Master
- Study programme: Industrial Design (Master's Programme)
- Degree type: Master of Science in Industrial Design
- Duration: Full-time
- Credits: 120.0
- Restricted admission: Yes
- Unit: Department of Design
- Location: Gløshaugen, Trondheim
- Valid for 2018