Industrial Design

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Industrial Design

Location: Jönköping

Start date: 

We will not be admitting new students to this specialisation for the Autumn 2021 admission cycle. The new specialisations are Product Design, and Materials and Manufacturing.

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.

Industrial design is about creating good ideas and making them look great. The courses on this programme have an interdisciplinary approach and are guided by the relationship between humans and products. The programme provides students with the opportunity to use a variety of tools to quickly visualise 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. 

The Master's programme is made up of two tracks, each of them running for 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.

All courses are conducted in English and you study together with other international students. There are possibilities for you to study one semester abroad at one of our partner universities.

In this course you have five weeks of internship in a company or another organisation. The purpose is to give you an understanding of future work tasks and how these are related to your education.

Upon 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.

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

Project Work Brochure

Master Thesis Projects 2018PDF

Credits: 120 credits
Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2020
Application code: HJ-MU088
Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS 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 proficiency is required.
Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Industrial Design
Tuition fee for the first semester: 70000 SEK Total tuition fee: 280000 SEK

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

  • Make sure to submit the following home assignment when applying for this programme.

Our partner universities

(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

Design Communication 1 9 credits
Design Philosophy and Practice (Human Factors 1) 6 credits
Industrial Product Realization in Collaboration 6 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
The course Mathematical Statistics is compulsory to students entering the programme with fewer than 21 ECTS credits in Mathematics in order to obtain a master’s degree.

Year 2

Industrial Design Project 9 credits
Design Communication 3 6 credits
Industrial Placement Course 9 credits
Design and Emotion (Human Factors 3) 6 credits
Final Thesis Work, Master's 30 credits