Campus: Milano Bovisa
Programme duration: 2 years
The design approach is interdisciplinary and provides participants with actionable knowledge in different design fields (from product to service, from space to interaction), an extended design toolkit, basics of project management, supply chain management, sustainability, anthropology and ethnography, communications and media.
Career opportunities are within the traditional design industry, as well as in service design, in retail design, in brand design, in art direction, in trend analysis, in UX research and design. PSSD students have the possibility to apply for the double degree programme at Tongji University (Shanghai) or for the internal double degree with Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
The programme is taught in English.
First year: Culture and History, Design Thinking, Visualization and Prototyping, Innovation Studio, Teambuilding, Network and Services, Product Service System Design Studio
Second Year : Final Synthesis Design Studio, Elective courses, Professional Practice, Final examinatio
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score.
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The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
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In order to be eligible for application, students should have a university qualification at least at undergraduate level, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme they wish to apply to.
Please check the university website for more detailed information.
Tuition fees for EU students range from about 900 to about 3500€ per year.
Tuition fees for non EU students are about € 3,500 per year.
Thanks to the cooperation with public and private partners, every year Politecnico di Milano offers a number of merit based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science programme. There is no additional application to fill for merit-based scholarships. Eligible students will be automatically considered after admission.
Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee of about €200. Merit-based scholarships are available for students applying to the 1st or 2nd semester.
For more information, please visit the University website.
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