KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Integrated Product Design, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

Integrated Product Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

In today’s highly competitive and fast-changing global market, engineers need advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to create competitive and sustainable products, services and business models.

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.

Career

The Integrated Product Design programme offers Master’s 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.

Programme Structure

Course Tracks
  • Innovation Management and Product Development
  • Industrial Design Engineering

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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    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. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Programme specific admission requirements

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:

  • Mechanical Engineering: Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electrical engineering, Machine elements, manufacturing technology, 3D-CAD, Product development and Engineering Design
  • Industrial design: Ergonomics, the Design process, Materials, Sketching, Rapid prototyping, and Digital 3D-visualisation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.