Career opportunities

Industrial Design (Master's Programme)

Career opportunities

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

  • consulting business - 34%
  • telecom, media, IT - 29%
  • industry/offshore - 15%
  • research/education - 5%
  • other - 17%

Further studies

Admission and financing

In addition to a master's degree or equivalent and a strong academic record, financing is an absolute requirement for admission to a PhD programme. Funding can be both through NTNU and other sources. Available PhD positions at NTNU are continuously posted online.

Read more about the Faculty PhD program here.

Programme components

The PhD education is a structured degree with a nominal duration of three-year full-time study. Some PhD positions may include a fourth year of required duties, usually in the form of teaching, this will be detailed in your employee contract if applicable.

  • The programme consists of at least 30 ECTS of coursework, and an independent academic work in the form of a doctoral thesis estimated to 2.5 years.
  • A PhD degree requires a great deal of independence and capacity for completion
  • The final thesis should contribute to the development of new scientific knowledge and meet international standards in the field
  • PhD education at NTNU is internationally oriented
  • You are expected to contribute to international conferences and publish in international peer-reviewed journals
  • It is possible to complete part of your studies abroad, either in the form of a prolonged research stay or by completing some of your courses abroad