M.A. Product Design

University of Maribor

Application deadline: Call for applications has been published on May 31st; Deadline for applicants: September 2nd; Enrollment: September 30th 2013. More at: http://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/Call-for-application-in-Postgraduate-Study-Programmes-of-UM-13_14.aspx
Tuition fee:
  • € 3,968 / Year (EEA)
  • € 3,968 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Languages:
  • Slovenian
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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BASIC GOALS OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME
The 2nd level postgraduate master's study programme of Product Design represents a possibility of further advanced studies for graduates from the 1st level graduate study program Mechanical Engineering in the field of industrial design based on the method from inside out.
The method was autonomously developed at study course Product Design of pre-bologna university study program Mechanical Engineering in the past nine years and it has been proven as exceptionally successful, but first of all it established the difference in relation to the most other technologies and design schools. The design method from inside out in the greatest possible extent integrates scientific methods from the praxis of mechanical engineering and uses them at different levels of design process, at the beginning in core and in the essence of a device or product.
At the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering we teach Product Design in awareness of responsibility for cultural and social development. Conceptual thinking and acting, design, plan, scheme, project are in foreground in all areas. Study is based on applicable knowledge about materials, production possibilities, presentation techniques and methods of transfer, it is denoted by theoretically scientific part. To the praxis oriented parts of the study prepare experts for the demands of the international working environment.
Such concept of the postgraduate master's study program is in accordance with common European orientation in higher education.

GENERAL COMPENTENCES OF GRADUATES
Students of master's study programme will be able of a systematic approach to product development, of the design of a new product, and all phases of the product development process, with accent on mass produced products, product service systems and products for professional use. The students will be able to adapt the design process to the load of specific design problems, to perform complex design activities with contemporary methods and advanced technologies, to plan, execute and manage complex product development process in multidisciplinary environments. The broad orientation of the study program will generate creative and innovative potential of students.
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The postgraduate master study program of Product Design takes two years (4. semesters) in total amount of 120 ECTS credit points. The study closes with preparation and defence of master thesis, which includes individual research work.

The course of study:
In 1st semester students accomplish two subjects from the field of design (12 ECTS) and three subjects from the field of mechanical engineering (18 ECTS). Together 30 ECTS.
In 2nd semester students accomplish four subjects from the field of design (24 ECTS) and one from the field of mechanical engineering (6 ECTS). Together 30 ECTS.
In 3rd semester students accomplish one subject from the field of design (6 ECTS) and four subjects from the field of mechanical engineering (24 ECTS). Together 30 ECTS.
In 4th semester students accomplish two optional subjects in extent of 12 ECTS credit points, one from the set of optional subjects of the program Product Design and one from the set of compulsionary subjects in 2. semester i.e. optional subjects from the selected study field of the 2nd degree of the study programme Mechanical Engineering or optional subjects of courses of study program 2nd degree Mechanical Engineering i.e. other study programmes, prepare, work out and defend master thesis, which comprises 18 ECTS credit points, including individual research work, necessary for preparation of master thesis. Together 30 ECTS.

Requirements

The postgraduate master study programme of Product Design is open to students:

a) who completed the 1st level study program (B.Sc) in minimum amount of 180 ECTS in field of technical sciences, production technologies, architecture and civil engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer sciences, technical protection of environment and transports systems and logistic, natural sciences, industrial design.

b) who completed the professional 1st level study program in minimum amount of 180 ECTS from other professional fields not mentioned in former paragraph. These candidates have to complete additional 1st level differential courses in amount of 24ECTS before admittance. The 1st level differential courses are: Materials I (3 ECTS), Materials II (3 ECTS), Production Technologies I (4 ECTS), Engineering Tools I (5 ECTS); Production Technologies II (3 ECTS), Physical Modelling of Technical Systems (3 ECTS), Engineering Design Methods (3 ECTS).

c) who completed higher education professional study program, accredited before June 11en 2004, from field of technical sciences, production technologies, architecture and civil engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer sciences, technical protection of environment and transports systems and logistic.

d) who completed higher education professional study program, accredited before June 11en 2004, from other professional fields not specified in above paragraph. These candidates have to complete additional 1st level differential courses in amount of 24 ECTS before admittance. The 1st level differential courses are: Materials I (3 ECTS), Materials II (3 ECTS), Production Technologies I (4 ECTS), Engineering Tools I (5 ECTS); Production Technologies II (3 ECTS), Physical Modelling of Technical Systems (3 ECTS), Engineering Design Methods (3 ECTS).

e) with equivalent education abroad.

If decision about limiting the number of student entries is accepted, than the candidates will be selected considering achieved average grade of study at 1st level study programmes.

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Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

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