M.Sc. Product-Service-System Design

Politecnico Di Milano

Tuition fee:
  • € 800 / Year (EEA)
  • € 3,300 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

Campus: Milano Bovisa

School: Design

Mission and Goals

The programme has the aim of preparing a highly qualified designer able to take on a design role concerning the product service system (considered as a blend of products, communication strategies, services and spaces used by profit and non profit entities –enterprises, institutions, associations, etc.- to represent themselves in an integrated form to their reference market) in international contexts in which the individual innovation is no longer sufficient to combat increasing competitivity.

The fundamental educational objective is to offer a wide range of design tools able to provide appropriate skills in creatively managing products, services, events, and communication strategies in an integrated way.

The programme is taught in English.

Career Opportunities

The graduate in Product Service Systems Design typically finds employment in companies in the design sector but also within research institutes for the design sector (Trend Institute, Research Agencies, etc.) and in consulting and communication companies.

In particular, certain roles which this figure may occupy are: product-, interior-, communication-, service- designer, brand designer, corporate coordinator, trends analyst, art director.

Programme duration: 2 years

Contents

Subjects

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

Requirements

  • At least 15 years of total education (including a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate studies).
    Note: In case your schooling years prior to university are only 10, your bachelor diploma should be at least of 5 years; if your schooling years prior to university are 11, the bachelor diploma should last at least 4 years.
  • A university qualification, at least at undergraduate level, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying.
    a. A Bachelor degree earned by
    i. the end of July if you apply for Master of Science programmes starting in October (1st Semester)
    ii. the end of December if you apply for Master of Science programmes starting in March (2nd Semester)

Or

b. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits (gained in a minimum period of 3 years) if you come from a country where a Master degree is obtained in 4-6 years and would allow you to access to PhD level in case of completion.Note: If the academic system of the student's country does not operate in ECTS, the credits will be verified by our International Admissions Office.

Minimum GPA by country
You have to meet the minimum GPA requirements as shown in the table linked below. If your country is not listed, we do not ask you for any minimum GPA requirements.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 547
TOEFL iBT® test: 78

Funding

Thanks to the cooperation with public and private partners, every year all international candidates admitted to one of Politecnico di Milano M.Sc. programmes, starting during the 1st semester of every academic year, are automatically considered for different types of merit based scholarships (there is no separate application for scholarships). Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee.

For the Academic year 2013-2014, there will be a number of merit based scholarships for which all admitted students with a complete dossier will be automatically considered (there is no separate application for scholarships).
The relevant calls will be published by the month of February.

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