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M.Sc. Industrial Design

The Master’s degree program in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is fundamentally multidisciplinary and comprises three areas of study: engineering, social sciences and arts and crafts. Students are expected to achieve an adequate level in each discipline. They are also expected to be academically and analytically competent, and have well-developed social and ethical skills.

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M.Sc. Industrial Design Engineering

New products are being introduced to the market at a constantly increasing pace. Demands and expectations from customers are also increasing, as is competition in the market. The combination of these factors demands an effective product development process. Knowledge of user requirements is needed to increase the probability of a product becoming commercially successful. The Industrial Design Engineering degree is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology.

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Industrial design aims to develop concepts and specifications of products and systems, optimize functionality, to improve appearance, which provide value and other benefits for users and manufacturers. Industrial designers must not only look into product functionality and appearance, but also they have to ensure user attractiveness and satisfaction of the product. Bachelors in industrial design involve gaining expertise in design, research, innovation and innovative solutions.

The skills students will gain from industrial design are understanding technology and innovation, problem solving skills, becoming creative thinkers. Graduates will know how to use sources of information and expertise in the evaluation and selection of technical solutions for the development of new products. Masters in Industrial design integrate marketing techniques to evaluate product satisfaction and the impact of the promotion campaigns.

Career options for industrial design graduates would be: automotive designer, software designer, consumer products designer, exhibition designer, special effects producer. Graduates can also get hired in areas like sales or marketing, logistics and supply chain, all of them becoming very popular these days on the labour market.

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