Industrial Design

120 credits | 2 years | Start date: Autumn 2016 | Degree: Master of Science with a major in Product Development, specialisation Industrial Design.

This Master's programme provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and creativity within the area of industrial design. You will learn more about the whole design process from a human point of view, with a focus on usability, ergonomics, aesthetics, materials and production, as well as drafting techniques and visualisation.

Creating good ideas and making them look great

The courses has an interdisciplinary approach and is guided by the relationship between humans and products. The programme provides students the opportunity to use a variety of tools to quickly visualize ideas and concepts in order to develop  their creativity in the design studio and through model workshops. Students also learn to formulate and present ideas and solutions and identify new products and opportunities. A considerable part of this Master's programme is run in project form, implementing sharp projects in collaboration with a company.

Two tracks

The Master's programme is made up of two tracks, each of them running during two semesters/one year. The first year you study the track "The Man and the Product" and you will learn more about design communications, business and ergonomics. The second year's track is called "The Company and the Environment", and you will then focus on sharp projects within the area of industrial design.

Next generation of engineers

The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers.

More information, see CDIO

Internationellt perspektiv

Hela utbildningen sker på engelska eftersom du läser tillsammans med internationella studenter. Under tredje terminen har du möjlighet att tudera vid ett av våra partneruniversitet utomlands. Du har goda chanser få ett stipendium för utlandsstudierna.


Den näringslivsförlagda kurs (NFK) som ingår i programmet ger studenterna möjligheter att utveckla delar av sitt kunnande i en verklig produktionsmiljö. Fördelen med detta är att studenternas kunskaper förankras i en djup förståelse för industrins verkliga villkor.

After graduation

2 years, 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Product Development, specialisation Industrial Design.

Career prospects

On completion of the degree, you will be well prepared for work on industrial design projects, or as a consultant. If you are interested in a career in research contexts, the programme also provides a firm foundation for future research work.

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Credits: 120,0 credits
Level: Master's
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2016
Application code: HJ-MU068
The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture (with relevant courses in construction and design), or equivalent. 

The bachelor's degree should comprise a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in mathematics.

Additionally, a home assignment must be submitted that shows artistic skills and aptitude for the profession.

Proof of English profiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

2 years, 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Product Development, specialisation Industrial Design.

Tuition fees: SEK 135,000 per year

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Courses within the programme

(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

Design Communication 1 9 Credits

Design Philosophy And Practice (Human Factors 1) 6 Credits

Industrial Product Realisation Process - Methods - Leadership 9 Credits

Materials And Design 6 Credits

Design Communication 2 9 Credits

Ergonomics (Human Factors 2) 15 Credits

Elective Course: Business And Economy 6 Credits

Elective Course:Mathematical Statistics 6 Credits

Year 2

Industrial Design Project 9Credits

Design Communication 3 6 Credits

Industrial Placement 9 Credits

Design And Emotion (Human Factors 3) 6 Credits

Final Project Thesis, Master (Continued) 30 Credits

Course descriptions

For questions please contact

Programme Manager: Lars Eriksson

Content checked / updated 2016-03-29

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