Master of Science in Design

Top 65 MSc Programs in Design 2017

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The Master of Science, or MSc, is an academic degree awarded to those who effectively complete about two years of intensive study on a given topic. Many MSc courses offer a combination of classroom and research-based curriculum.

Skilled design professionals are needed in many organizations to tool custom solutions for common problems. Because the design field encompasses a broad variety of environments and applications, specialists are needed in small business, large corporations, education, non-profits, and government.

 

Master of Science (MSc) in Design

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Master of Science in Packaging Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Rochester + 1 more

The MS program in packaging science is designed to meet the needs of both professionals who have been employed in the field and for students who wish to pursue a graduate program immediately upon earning a BS degree. [+]

The MS program in packaging science is designed to meet the needs of both professionals who have been employed in the field and for students who wish to pursue a graduate program immediately upon earning a BS degree.

Although an undergraduate curriculum in packaging science is preferred as preparation for the MS program, graduates from certain other disciplines can successfully pursue the program if certain introductory packaging science courses are coupled with appropriate work experience.

Admission requirements

Admission to the MS degree in packaging science requires:

a 3.0 (B) grade point average in their final two years of undergraduate degree work. Two letters of recommendation. Students who have insufficient academic or practical preparation to study packaging at the graduate level will complete an appropriate program to correct such deficiencies. The following undergraduate courses are generally suggested: Packaging Materials (0607-502), Container Systems (0607-503), and Concepts to Consumer (0607-504). These courses may not be used for credit toward the MS degree. A basic competence in statistics and computer literacy will be assumed. Applicants for graduate study may satisfy these requirements by completing Fundamentals of Statistics I (0307-711) or its equivalent, and completing a course in computer applications. Applicants lacking this background will be required to take Fundamentals of Statistics I (0307-711) and/or Computer Applications (0607-341), or equivalent course work, to establish a foundation of competency. Graduate Record Exam scores are not required. However, in cases where there may be some question of the capability of an applicant to complete this program applicants... [-]

Aerospace Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 10 - 60  August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable if you have an interest in aerodynamic design, flow control, flow measurement, flight dynamics and flight control. [+]

Aerospace Degrees Pre-Masters Engineering Cranfield Campus This specialist course can be used as a stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering and will prepare you if you do not meet the pre-requisite entry requirements for many of our MSc courses. It is an intensive, full-time course delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and design exercises, over 10 months. Duration: 10 months Who is it for? Those who wish to take their career in a new direction and advance their skills in engineering Professionals who have been out of education for some time and wish to get back into the study routine before commencing an MSc programme Graduates with an undergraduate degree in engineering, physics or mathematics that do not meet our standard entry requirements Holders of a UK Ordinary/Pass degree (or equivalent for overseas students) who have industrial experience and cannot be admitted directly Overseas students wishing to enhance their technical English language skills before entering a Cranfield MSc course. MSc in Aerospace Dynamics Cranfield Campus This course provides both fundamental and applied knowledge to understand airflows, vehicle dynamics and control and methods for computational modelling. It will provide you with practical experience in the measurement, analysis, modelling and simulation of airflows and aerial vehicles. You have the choice of two specialist options which you chose once you commence your studies: Flight Dynamics or Aerodynamics. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? Suitable if you have an interest in aerodynamic design, flow control,... [-]

MSc in Imaging Art and Science

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time United Kingdom London

The MSc in Imaging Art and Science is part of a dual pathway MA/MSc programme in Imaging Art and Science. The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Design. The MSc in Imaging Art and Science is part of a dual pathway MA/MSc programme in Imaging Art and Science The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. The University of Westminster was the first institution in the UK to provide academic degrees in Photography, Imaging Science and Technology and has produced world leaders in the fields of Image Science, Imaging Technologies, Photographic Arts and Photographic Theory. The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by the Westminster School of Media Arts & Design and the Faculty of Science & Technology. It provides cutting edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries. MA and MSc Pathways Students enroll for an MA or an MSc degree, but can potentially change pathway. The MA and MSc pathways share some common syllabus, whilst the majority of the content is distinctive to each degree, to allow for discipline specialisation to be developed within a multidisciplinary environment. Relevant areas include digital image representation and visualisation; digital imaging systems and their performance evaluation; cultural, theoretical, and historical aspects of the production and consumption of images; colour vision, measurement and management; image quality, content and aesthetics; programming for imaging. The course... [-]

MSc in Interaction Design and Computing

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  United Kingdom London

This newly redesigned course enables graduates to be able to understand, design and develop digital solutions within the emergent digital economies. Graduates would be able to follow a flexible program of study and either plan a career in interaction design, mobile and digital solutions, data and analytics, or emergent systems or to explore the opportunities offered in London as a start-up capital. [+]

*Subject to approval This newly redesigned course enables graduates to be able to understand, design and develop digital solutions within the emergent digital economies. Graduates would be able to follow a flexible program of study and either plan a career in interaction design, mobile and digital solutions, data and analytics, or emergent systems or to explore the opportunities offered in London as a start-up capital. The digital sector continues to evolve and technologies, platforms, interaction paradigms and business models are increasingly requiring technical ability combined with commercial and design acumen that the course encourages. Boston Consulting Group estimated that by the end of 2016 the internet economy in the G-20 economies will be worth USD 4.2 trillion (up from USD 2.3 trillion in 2010) and that the internet contributes over 12 per cent of GDP in the United Kingdom. The mobile apps sector has revenues of more than €10 billion per annum or jobs in the order of 790.000 across the whole EU economy and continues to grow at a fast rate. Within the UK the digital sector has critical importance and reports suggest 14.4% of companies in the UK are involved in the Digital economy and some 1.46 million people are employed. More than one million jobs were advertised in 2014 showing a growth of 28% and there are suggestions that the growth forecast is around 5.4% The Business Growth Fund and Barclays published a report in March 2014 that supported the phenomenal growth experienced by tech businesses in... [-]

Master of Science in User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Jönköping University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Design. This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. User experience in ever changing environment Personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, and wearables are replacing desktop computers at the workplace and in the home. Work is often done on the go, in a mobile and ever changing environment – switching from one device to another and moving first from the office to the bus stop, and then home. Since the emergence of the iPhone, user experience design has become central to making our interactions with all kinds of digital devices functional, productive, and inspiring – thus raising expectations when we use business IT systems. IT architectures fuel cross-channel, mobile, and cloud-based solutions. Companies and individuals move their data to the cloud, they use software as a service (SaaS), and they engage both socially and commercially via the Internet. Meanwhile, in the workplace, manufacturers have introduced intelligent robotics to automate production. Rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected The underlying information systems supporting this shift are changing too, introducing new constraints and goals. This requires a new mindset, a rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected to transform enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and to deliver a supportive IT architecture. This masters will equip you with knowledge and skills to tackle these challenges. You will learn user experience design, IT architecture and enterprise... [-]

MSc Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 12 - 18  September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) is an 18-month programme – 12 months for the study at Brunel followed by a six-month professional development phase. [+]

The results of unsustainable human development in the 21st century are evident as climate change, species extinction, pollution, poverty and inequality become inescapable global realities. The next big challenge for society is to transform our economy to incorporate the principles of sustainability. This presents an exciting opportunity to rethink, redesign and rebuild a positive future for business practice. The MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) is an 18-month programme – 12 months for the study at Brunel followed by a six-month professional development phase. There is an option to complete the MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design in 12 months (without the professional development phase) but students will be encouraged to engage with the professional development phase to achieve the maximum from the programme. Brunel University also offers the Graduate Entrepreneur post-study visa, which represents a perfect opportunity for our international graduates to apply their new skills in the UK following graduation. The course is jointly run between the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, the School of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, and Brunel Business School. Aims This programme will equip entrepreneurial minded graduates with two essential ingredients: firstly, the mindset and ability to play a key role in building a sustainable world – one that is not only prosperous, but also environmentally stable and socially inclusive secondly, hands-on experience, such that they can become entrepreneurs, business leaders, change-makers and innovators. Upon graduating, students will be able to become key figures in local, regional, national or... [-]

MSc Creative Technology

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Design your own course to follow your creative passion. From music, animation, game play, sound design and many more - it's in your hands. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Design. Within the creative and media industries, small groups of people with strong individual talent often evolve into innovative companies. You will develop your own area of expertise and your ability to work creatively with like-minded professionals will be strengthened. Option modules and the flexible nature of this course will enable you to develop a broad overview of creative technology while also specialising in an area of your choice. You might choose to investigate emerging 3D computer animation techniques, work on post-production special visual effects or explore innovative photographic visual effects technologies. Depending on your choice of options, you could also gain a firm grasp of game play and game design, develop a practical understanding of the creative possibilities of the music production studio environment, study the use of innovative sound and audio effects technology or produce audio content and sound for interactive media and games. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Creative Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our... [-]

Master in Computer Science: Computer Graphics and Game Development

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The study branch consists of two closely related specializations, Computer Graphics and Computer Game Development. The Computer Graphics specialization offers training in a wide range of visual sciences, including geometric modeling, rendering (image synthesis) as well as the basics of image analysis and computer vision. [+]

The study branch consists of two closely related specializations, Computer Graphics and Computer Game Development. The Computer Graphics specialization offers training in a wide range of visual sciences, including geometric modeling, rendering (image synthesis) as well as the basics of image analysis and computer vision. The Computer Game Development specialization focuses - apart from computer graphics techniques - mainly on artificial intelligence and intelligent agent systems, as well as on software engineering skills necessary for the development of large-scale gaming projects. Both specializations place emphasis on general programming skills, both at the system level closer to the hardware, as well as on the higher level of modern programming languages. Entrance examination – Master's programme Applicants who will not sufficiently demonstrate the necessary background listed above by 9 May 2016, or with their application, will be invited to take the entrance examination in Prague. The entrance examination for a Master's programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University consists of four problems, each worth 25 points. In case of an incomplete solution a proportional number of points will be given. The maximum total score is 100. The minimum score for admission is 40 points out of 100. Depending on the study programme and study branch, the examination has the following structure: Master of Computer Science. All study branches: Computer Science (4 problems, e.g., logic, automata theory, programming, theoretical computer Master’s Entry Requirements The goal of the admissions review process is to select from the pool of applicants those... [-]

Master of Science in Information Technology - Product Design

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Odense

IT Product Design is a part of a fruitful environment at the Mads Clausen Institute where research and teaching is closely connected. The Design research... [+]

Intelligent products of the future will change the work and play of people. To do this requires empathy and responsibility on the part of designers to envision these changes. It requires a critical and open-minded attitude. It requires competencies beyond traditional engineering and computer science to engage in a multidisciplinary team for the development of successful products and services which benefit the world.IT Product Design educates such designers.

 

Who are we?

IT Product Design is a part of a fruitful environment at the Mads Clausen Institute where research and teaching is closely connected. The Design research group, lead by professor Jacob Buur, is housing SPIRE (Sønderborg Participatory Research Centre), a research group concerned with research within:... [-]


MSc Design Engineering with Product Development

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course enhances the professional and creative abilities of graduates from a variety of technical disciplines, from mechanical, civil and industrial engineering to science, architecture, computing and electronics. [+]

Why this course? This course includes two streams, MSc/PgDip/PgCert Design Engineering with Sustainability and MSc/PgDip/PgCert Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development. It aims to address the issues associated with a rapidly changing market and the demands for better, cheaper and personalised products developed within the shortest possible time. It will provide a thorough training in design theories and process models, design methods, design techniques, computer supported product modelling, analysis, evaluation and digital and physical rapid prototyping of a design solution. The course enhances the professional and creative abilities of graduates from a variety of technical disciplines, from mechanical, civil and industrial engineering to science, architecture, computing and electronics. The Sustainability stream provides an opportunity to specialise in issues such as remanufacturing, product life cycles, and environmental impact to ensure that product development is responsibly conducted and managed from cradle-to-cradle. The Advanced Product Development stream is designed for graduates in product design engineering (or equivalent) who wish to enhance their technical knowledge and practical design skills through the application of state-of-the-art manufacture to practical design settings. Accreditation Accreditation is being sought for this programme from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements. Accreditation is being sought for this programme from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting... [-]

MSc Advanced Engineering Design

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This MSc in Advanced Engineering Design is aimed at high calibre and ambitious engineering graduates who want to gain expertise in systematically developing complex, multidisciplinary engineering design. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Design. This MSc in Advanced Engineering Design is aimed at high calibre and ambitious engineering graduates who want to gain expertise in systematically developing complex, multidisciplinary engineering design. You will learn how to design products requiring embedded intelligence and comprehensive engineering analysis and how to use six CAE software packages. The programme - accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) - has been developed to fulfil the industry’s need for an integrated course that offers: teaching of advanced theory, human factors and creativity tools essential to successful product development training in software, research and applications practical experience of applying your knowledge and skills through an integrating, real life group project. Aims Integration of mechanical, electrical, electronic and control knowledge into a single product is challenging – and this course allows you to appreciate the complexity of modern product design and to develop your expertise. The Brunel programme aims to create the new generation of engineering designers who can combine knowledge from different areas and produce world class design. Engineering design is the application of engineering principles, the experience of making, and use of mathematical models and analysis. The design and production of complex engineering products often require the use of embedded intelligence and detailed engineering analysis involving mechanical, electronic and control functions. Advanced theoretical knowledge and a wide range of computer driven tools, methods and methodologies are essential for this process – and the course provides graduates with these essentials. Course Content Continued design... [-]

Master of Science in the Design of Cities

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Students in the Master of Science in the Design of Cities one-year program investigate the full depth and drama of contemporary urban phenomena and commit to design innovation. [+]

Students in the Master of Science in the Design of Cities one-year program investigate the full depth and drama of contemporary urban phenomena and commit to design innovation. Most of the world’s population now lives in cities; we are witnessing an astonishing and unprecedented process of urbanization on a planetary scale. The sheer complexity of this massive movement has put into question the validity of traditional urban design concepts. It is increasingly urgent for architects to think about how cities should be designed. Against the conventional wisdom that cities are hopelessly complex, informal networks beyond the reach of any design model, this program fundamentally believes in the power of the architectural imagination to create sustainable urban designs for the twenty-first century and beyond. The program requires attendance in the fall, spring, and summer terms. [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Human-Technology Interaction, M.Sc.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Tampere

Be one of the people who design the future of human-technology interaction. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Design. Apply on 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Degree: Master of Science Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships As technology plays an increasing role in our daily life, it is important to have professionals who have a deep understanding of how to develop the most user friendly and engaging methods to interact with a wide variety of technological devices. This master programme is offered in collaboration between the University of Tampere (UTA) and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Students can deepen their knowledge in course units that cover a wide range of topics from user experience and emotions to innovative use of facial behavior like gaze and expressions, touch, speech, and human physiology in user interfaces. The programme leads you to scientific thinking and writing as well as to hands-on work in various course projects. Although the programme is available in essentially the same format at both universities it is recommended that if you are mainly interested in interaction design, development of interactive software or research you apply to UTA and if you are mainly interested in user experience you apply to TUT. That way the majority of the course units will be organized by the home university. The master programme has a direct link to research carried out by TAUCHI, Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction. TAUCHI is a UTA research center focusing on... [-]

MSc Brand and Design Management

Plymouth University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

As consumers become more sophisticated and the choice of products even greater, the need to differentiate through strategic brand and design management has become increasingly important. With this programme you’ll explore the value of brand and design management in an era of increasingly saturated markets. As well as developing brand-related theoretical understanding and practical focus, you’ll have the opportunity to... [+]

MSc Brand and Design Management As consumers become more sophisticated and the choice of products even greater, the need to differentiate through strategic brand and design management has become increasingly important. With this programme you’ll explore the value of brand and design management in an era of increasingly saturated markets. As well as developing brand-related theoretical understanding and practical focus, you’ll have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial, leadership, research and communications skills. Key features Receive one-to-one mentoring from an experienced brand professional currently working with a locally, nationally or internationally recognised organisation. Take advantage of their expertise to develop your practical skills and understanding of the industry, and access the insider information to help you prepare to enter the workplace. Build the breadth of knowledge that allows you to succeed by developing a practical and theoretical understanding of all aspects of brand and design management, including: consumer psychology; managing creative people; trademark, copyright and branding law; entrepreneurship; leadership and product policy and portfolio management. Explore the wider context of brands in today’s society and how they are affected by and influenced by political and cultural trends. You will develop the “big picture” thinking help you stand out of the crowd. Benefit from access to a dedicated seminar series delivered by executives from organisations within the industry and branding, advertising and design agencies. Build the practical skills with a programme focused upon hands-on learning, delivered by staff that are active researchers within the subjects they teach. Supplement your academic studies with... [-]

Integrated Product Design

Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan

The MSc Programme in Integrated Product Design approaches the Product Design discipline in a comprehensive and systemic way, with a strong cultural attitude. Within an accelerated social and technical progress, products progressively evolve into complex systems that merge both tangible and intangible aspects. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Design. The Product Design for Innovation master of science programme aims to prepare multidisciplinary professionals able to deal with the complexity of modern products. Within an accelerated social and technical progress, products progressively evolve into complex systems that merge both tangible and intangible aspects. Consequently, the boundaries of the product design discipline expand to integrate different facets, such as the relationship between design and technology and the need for new augmented functions; strategic and marketrelated actions; a focus on social and environmental issues; and a clear understanding of the processes that concur in the definition of the qualities of products. Career opportunities Career opportunities are within the traditional design industry, design research and New Product Development services/offices/departments, as well as in service, retail, product design and in trend and technological analysis. [-]