M.Sc. Product-Service-System Design

Politecnico Di Milano | Milan, Italy
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.

Description of Product-Service-System Design

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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

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 3300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 800 Year (EEA)

For EU Students regular fees are based on students family income and the study plan presented, and range from about 800 to 3,300 per year. For Non-EU students regular fees are equal to about 3,300 per year.

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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 for Product-Service-System Design

  • 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.

Work Experience for Product-Service-System Design

No work experience is required.

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