Integrated Product Design, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    32674
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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, services and business models. Integrated Product Design at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a two-year graduate programme focusing on processes and methods for product development and innovation in order to create usable, competitive and sustainable products and services.

About

Integrated Product Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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 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.

Programme Structure

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. 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

    Take IELTS test
  • 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

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.

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelors 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 Per Full Programme

  • EUR 32674 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • 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 30 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. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the waiver.

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.