Integrated Product Design consists of two specialisation tracks. Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) concentrates on the functional design and communicative aspects of the product in relation to user and market and the Innovation Management and Product Development (IPD) track focus on managing innovation and product development processes.
The education consists of a mixture of compulsory courses, optional courses and track specific courses with opportunities for students to create their own mix of courses to match individual interests and career goals. During the program you will have contact with industry in the courses and the projects are usually done in co-operation with a company or organisation providing you with valuable real-world experience working.
The Integrated Product Design programme offers Masters students a comprehensive education and refined expertise applicable in many different industrial and business sectors.
The Industrial Design Engineering track provides the skills necessary to work with product development and design engineering, user-driven design, either as a technical expert, a project manager, or a commissioner of design and other related positions.
The Innovation Management and Product Development Track provide opportunities for a variety of jobs in areas related to innovation such as project management, business development and product planning. You also instill competence to work with complex multidisciplinary product development projects, either as a technical expert, project manager, R&D manager, or consultant.
In the Innovation Management and Product Development track you will study and work with innovation in three ways; you will develop results in terms of new products, services and business models, you will organize and manage innovation processes both from a development project perspective and the perspective of organizational structure and you will work on innovation strategies in terms of new business development. In this program you will approach cutting edge research in the innovation management and product development area and have a firm collaboration with industry.In Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) you will study and work with product development and service design. You will improve your skills in product development both from a mechanical engineering point of view as well as an industrial design point of view. The activities covered in the design process at IDE are user understanding, ideation, concept screening, visualization, rapid prototyping, overall systems design, materials, detailed design, manufacturing issues, sustainable development issues etc.For more information, please visit the programme website.
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To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.
A Bachelor´s degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, within Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
In addition, applicants to the Industrial Design Engineering Track must also have good knowledge in both mechanical engineering and industrial design:
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