M.Sc. Integrated Product Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Stockholm, Sweden
In todays highly competitive and fast changing global market engineers need advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to create competitive and sustainable products in multidisciplinary teams. Integrated Product Design is a two year graduate programme, focusing on processes and methods for product development in order to create innovative, usable, competitive and sustainable products and services.
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Description of Integrated Product Design

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 prospects

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Citizens of a country outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees: 145 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) per academic year (60 ECTS)

Start date August  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

  • Innovation Management and Product Development
  • Industrial Design Engineering

Requirements for Integrated Product Design

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, 3D-CAD, Product development and Mechanical Design
Industrial design: Ergonomics, the design process, Materials, Sketching, Rapid prototyping, and digital 3D-visaulisation.

The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if the grade point average is below 75% of the scale maximum.

Work Experience for Integrated Product Design

No work experience is required.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Sweden KTH Royal Institute of Technology has served as one of Europe’s key centres of innovation and intellectual talent for almost two hundred years. Recognized as Sweden’s most prestigious technical university, KTH is also the country’s oldest and largest. With over 18,000 students and an international reputation for excellence, the university continues to nurture the world’s brightest minds, helping to shape the future.

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