Part time Master's Degree in Product Design

Top Part time Masters Degrees in Product Design 2017

Product Design

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Product design programs may train students to craft useful and relevant products based on consumer desires and demands. Students may gain the knowledge necessary to create innovative, attractive and artisanal products that fit market demands.

Part time Masters Program in Product Design

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Master Design (MDes) Luxury Brand Management Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London

The Master of Design programme provides the opportunity for you to develop creative thinking and innovative strategies through an advanced understanding of the practical application of design [+]

The Master of Design programme provides the opportunity for you to develop creative thinking and innovative strategies through an advanced understanding of the practical application of design thinking and design strategy, which can be applied in a global context.

Luxury Brand Management Innovation focuses on managing the relationship between luxury brands, high value services and consumer behaviour. To understand these complex relationships, you will gather and analyse customer and market data, to understand who the customers are, why they buy, and appreciate the value of brands and brand strategy. 

The course will, therefore, equip you to analyse new, sub-brands and established brands; and at a more strategic level, analyse issues around brand loyalty, equity and value.... [-]


MASTER IN UX DESIGN

LISAA Paris
Campus 1 - 2  September 2017 France Paris

This course is aimed at students who wish to learn about User Experience design issues for digital creations: websites, applications, software, interactive machines, etc [+]

This course is aimed at students who wish to learn about User Experience design issues for digital creations: websites, applications, software, interactive machines, etc. PROGRAMME OPENS IN SEPTEMBER 2016 The course is taught by active professionals who are recognised in their fields, and brings together theoretical and practical classes with several work placementsat businesses in partnership with the school. The quality of teaching at LISAA has led to it being recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION The advanced course in User Experience Design takes place over two years – a master-equivalent level – and is open to students who have already completed a graphic design, technical or computer science course to a bachelor-level or equivalent (university or business school). Advantages of the Course Courses taught by industry professionals who are up-to-date with current technological issues and industry changes A vast network of alumni and prestigious partner companies (Canal+, Vente Privée...), who have a role in advancing the careers of graduates Classes in the workshop, centred around real projects in order for students to obtain practical skills Student follow up for the construction of their portfolio, work placement reports and professional project A comprehensive course on digital media: video, motion design, web, mobile. Careers UX Designer Web designer UI Artist Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her motivation. [-]

Master in Product Design Engineering

Polytechnic of Leiria
Campus 24  October 2017 Portugal Leiria

This Master program aims to provide and integrated set of dynamic skills, strongly based on a technical and scientific knowledge. [+]

Best Part time Masters Programs in Product Design. Master in Product Design Engineering This Master program aims to: To provide and integrated set of dynamic skills, strongly based on a technical and scientific knowledge, which is crucial for rapidly and innovatively developing quality products with a high success and added-value. To provide a multidisciplinary and versatile training, allowing professionals to perform strategic/supervision tasks in industrial companies or the services industry, as well as in public or private agents. Access conditions Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTG in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTG. Study plan This Master degree program builds on the technical and scientific knowledge of a first degree in engineering or design with specific subjects on product development, such as product design, modeling and simulation, high performance materials, mechanical behavior analysis, advanced and recent production technologies and rapid production and prototyping, which are complemented by other matters to enhance the scope of student knowledge and competence beyond the strict area of mechanical engineering, such as robotics and automation, sustainable design, energy efficiency and environmental issues or new products marketing. In addition to the lectures in the first two semesters, the training model for this program is built around an integrated project of product design and development as a way to relate and put together the matters lectured in the different subjects. The second year is completely dedicated to the development of a dissertation, project or internship. Why choose this program? The specialized training on these domains is clearly a fundamental toolbox for someone who wishes to promote technological development and to create added value to any industrial company and to its product portfolio. The degree aims to empower engineers and designers with the capacity to work in the area of product development with greater levels of confidence, innovation and knowhow, to allow them to contribute to the creation and management of new products with higher levels of quality, success and added value. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.040€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

Master's Programme in Food Innovation and Product Design

Lund University
Campus September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Erasmus Mundus Master's in Food Innovation and Product Design (EMM-FIPDes) is a two year academic programme in the field of food science and product development, operated by AgroParisTech (France), together with DIT (Ireland), UNINA (Italy), and Lund University. [+]

Programme overview

The European joint Master’s in Food Innovation and Product Design (FIPDes) is a two year academic programme in the field of food science and product development, operated by Université Paris Saclay and AgroParisTech (France), together with DIT (Ireland), UNINA (Italy), and Lund University. The FIPDes Master's aims to provide a European dimension in the knowledge-intensive area of food research and development and is highly relevant for both EU and third-country students who wish to be employed in the agri-food and drink sector. The programme was approved by the EU Commission in 2010 and started in 2011.

Programme modules/courses

Semester 1: Food Science and Technology, Sustainability, R&D Project Management. Semester 2: Culinary Innovation, Business Creation, Marketing. Specialisations: Semesters 3 & 4: Food Design and Engineering, Healthy Food Design, Food Packaging Design and Logistics, Master’s degree project.... [-]

MPhil in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus 2 - 4  August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a... [+]

Best Part time Masters Programs in Product Design. Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - MPhil The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a thesis by oral examination to be awarded the degree. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills, this course is appropriate. If you are a professional who would like to gain postgraduate qualifications, but do not want to undertake a taught masters programme, then this is an alternative. Careers & professional development If you register for the MPhil you may be approved for transfer to a PhD after an initial period of registration and demonstration through a progress report of the development of your research into a PhD. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in academia and management roles in industry. Subject overview The engineering and design research group works in collaboration with industry. Our strengths lie in applied research. The group encompasses a number of different engineering and design disciplines, including electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, product design and textiles. Research topics Research topics include: - applications of electronics - applied physics - robotics - manufacture of electronics-enabled products - engine design - structural crashworthiness - impact biomechanics - accident investigation - manufacturing systems - general textile technology - textile supply chain - advanced composite materials - inclusive design - finite element modelling. [-]

M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus July 2017 India Bangalore

The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. [+]

M.Des. in Human Centered Design The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. Human Centered Design is about keeping focus on “people” while creating products and services. It is about creating rich user experiences that aim at solving existing problems, creating delight for people and making products and services usable and useful. At Srishti Human Centered Design concentrates on Interaction Design and User Experience Design. We think about human-centered design as not just “user-driven” in its traditional sense, but more about “designing for emerging usages”. We foster a combination of creative Art & Design thinking, along with critical thinking of the Humanities to explore a human-centered design that not only produces great digital solutions, but also critically questions and explores future ways of interacting with digital technology and their implications. Human-Centered Design at Srishti not only covers the traditional reductive aspects of User-Centered Design & Human-Computer Interaction such as Historical Frameworks & models (e.g. cognitive psychology models, cooperative design, participatory design, contextual design) Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Creative Design (Ideation & brainstorming, concept development) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios and use-cases, usability and experience evaluation) Evaluative tools (requirements, usability)but also covers aspects such as Theory of Persuasive & Emotional Design, including how to design for human emotions, aesthetics & pleasure Designing meaningful interactive products and services across different cultures through applying Cross-cultural and trans-cultural design frameworks Emerging trends around transitions in human behaviors, cultures and societies and their implications on Design Emerging trends in technology and interaction modalities Methods and frameworks for creative thinking and innovation, such as participatory enactment, alpha ideation, vision-driven design, etc Frameworks & models (e.g. cooperative design, participatory design, contextual design) Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Rhetorical situation (audience, purpose & context) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios and use-cases) Evaluative tools (requirements, usability) Apart from these, the course also covers aspects such as Emotions, aesthetics & pleasure Cross-cultural and trans-cultural influences Trends around transitions in behaviors, cultures and societies Trends in technology and interaction modalities Creative thinking and innovation The Postgraduate studies in Human-Centered Design is rooted in the historical evolution of the field of Human-Computer Interaction, from the early versions of a cognitive human to the current understanding of designing for the emotional and socially situated humans, with their own needs, desires and aspirations. However, we also make the students capable of exploring the emerging understandings of humans in transition, and explore and construct a future that seems to go beyond human-centered design. Graduates of the Human Centered Design at Srishti will be able to contribute in the areas of strategic user experience design, interaction and user-interface design. They will be involved in designing and enhancing digital products and services and their interfaces such as Zomato, Cleartrip, etc. They could also shape the emerging markets through designing new digital products & services in the areas of healthcare, and smart and sustainable living. Disciplines The course is informed by the following learning disciplines: Industrial Design – namely Product Design, Furniture Design & Services and Systems Visual Communication Design Anthropology, Sociology, Cognitive Psychology & Cultural Studies Sustainability Information Technology Research and Collaboration The students under this course will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti. Grass Roots Innovation Design Studio (GRIDS) Srishti Labs (Slabs) IMPACT EDGE Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Pandimonium Lab Frugal Design Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning is driven by an inter-disciplinary engagement with theories, methodologies and advanced skills of Design Thinking. Learning will primarily happen from “doing” and “experiencing”. When students are able to apply theories and frameworks to what they design they not only value the research and constructs created by others, but also question and reformulate existing norms. Learning will be through solving real life problems through the application of theories, frameworks and methods of Human-Centered Design. Skills and tools will be picked up along the way, however “application” of design principles in the context of real-world design problems will be the primary mode of learning. Discussion-based learning, learning by teaching, and project-based learning are some of pedagogical tools employed to create insights into real-life situations and industry needs. The learning approach will encompass hands-on design thinking, design research, deep understanding of human-centered design approach, and creative thinking, in combination with critical humanist thinking. The program prepares the students to participate and function in the areas of innovative digital product & service design by training and exposing them to various skills such as but not limited to Design Thinking & Processes, Collaborative projects, Leadership Skills, Social Concerns, and Technical & Written Communication. Capability Sets Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the capabilities to: Understand the essence of centering the human in a design process and apply the principles of human centered design to formulate value-driven digital solutions Understand and develop an individual stance on historical, current and emerging trends about the relationship between human experience and digital technology Observe and systematically evaluate everyday human activities and develop empathetic & nuanced understanding of human experience Engage with multiple forms of data sourced from multiple stake-holders through participatory methods and synthesize into novel insights that will inform design Develop divergent and convergent design thinking abilities to convert the empathetic insights from research into purposeful & value-laden ideas of digital interactions & experiences Apply principles of user experience & interaction design to craft usable, desirable & appropriate digital artifacts Work with multiple media and materials rapidly to make technological artifacts available for iterative evaluation. Speculate, craft and utilize interactive mockups as tools of inquiry into contemporary & future digital experiences. Take a critical & cross-cultural stance towards complex issues and the role & implications of a human-centered designer in shaping and solving the issues. Communicate compellingly the design process to invite critique & develop a community of stakeholders for the work. Opportunities Students of the Human Centered Design at Srishti will be able to contribute in the areas of strategic user experience design, interaction and user-interface design at numerous MNCs, startups, R&D centers across India and abroad, involved in developing technology based products, interfaces and services. Training in HCD also opens doors in the areas of strategic design thinking and innovation. Enquiries This course is led by Dr. Naveen Bagalkot For further information, kindly email Girish Prabhu at girish@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master’s in Innovation and Design

Mälardalen University
Campus September 2017 Sweden Eskilstuna

We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies. [+]

Best Part time Masters Programs in Product Design. We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies. The Programme The international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design has been developed in collaboration with stakeholders outside academia and is aimed to create a clear link to the labour market. You will acquire both theoretical and practical competencies, and learn about innovation management, design processes and communication in complex organisations. The study programme includes qualitative research methods and skills in how to collaborate with partners outside the University in interdisciplinary projects. The programme itself is multidisciplinary, combining disciplines such as engineering, the social sciences and the humanities, as well as perspectives drawn from the arts. The courses help you to develop your capacity for multidisciplinary collaboration, both nationally and internationally. You will also develop your knowledge in an area defined by yourself within the field of innovation and design. Employment and Future Prospects After your degree, you will have a broader understanding of central concepts and theories in innovation and design. You will also acquire the skills needed in innovation processes for service and product development to operate in international projects which span the humanities, the social sciences, engineering, and the health and welfare sector. The wide-ranging programme content will give you a solid advantage in securing an academic research career; it will also prepare you for qualified management work in the private and public sectors. Eligibility A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits, within the fields of innovation management, information design, product and production development, industrial economics and management, industrial design, engineering design, interaction design, mechanical engineering, or entrepeneurship. Graduates with Bachelor's degree in other fields are required to have at least one year of working experience in the related fields of design or innovation. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required. Outcomes Innovation and Design is an international master’s programme functioning as a bridge between undergraduate studies on the one hand and, on the other hand, research studies in innovation and design within the Mälardalen University third-cycle study area Innovation and Product Realization. The aim of the programme is for students to develop more in-depth knowledge of innovation and design and to thus prepare themselves for qualified leadership work in the private and public sectors as well as become eligible for third-cycle (postgraduate) studies. The programme is based on the first-cycle subjects information design, innovation technology as well as product and process development. Knowledge and Understanding On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of innovation and design, including broad knowledge within the area as well as substantially deeper knowledge within certain parts of the field, and also a deeper insight into current research and development work, and demonstrate in-depth methodological knowledge of innovation and design. Aptitudes and Accomplishments On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate the ability, critically and systematically, to integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, problems and situations even with limited information, demonstrate the ability, critically, independently and creatively, to identify and formulate problems, to plan and carry out, using adequate methods, advanced assignments within given timeframes, thereby contributing to the development of knowledge and also to evaluate this work, demonstrate the ability, in national as well as international contexts, to clearly account for and discuss, orally and in writing, the conclusions arrived at and the knowledge and arguments that form the basis of these in dialogue with different groups, and also demonstrate such skills as are required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in some other advanced activity. Ability to Evaluate and Assess On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate the ability, in Innovation and Design, to make assessments with regard to relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects, and also demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work, demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and the responsibility of human beings for how this is used, and also demonstrate the ability to identify his/her need of further knowledge and to take responsibility for his/her own knowledge development. Language of instruction The language of instruction is English, and the course literature is in English. Contents The Master’s Programme in Innovation and Design is an interdisciplinary education based on the three first-cycle subjects information design, innovation technology as well as product and process development. In the courses included in the programme, students will work with innovation and design from different perspectives regarding technology, the social sciences, the humanities and the arts, which are brought together to promote opportunities for innovative processes. In the programme, the focus will be on innovation and design processes in interdisciplinary projects and in cooperation with private companies or the public sector. In the first year, students acquire more in-depth knowledge within the main field of study, innovation and design, by defining and identifying challenges. Students are expected to be able to position themselves in the subject area and master the processes and models applied in the main field of study, for example regarding the planning, management and realization of projects, including risk management, as well as techniques for innovation and design processes. In addition, students will learn to apply research methods, mostly qualitative ones, that are of relevance in the main field of study. Students are expected to be able to motivate and problematize the choice of theories and methods for the collection and analysis of data. In the second year, there will be an opportunity to pursue one’s studies abroad. Students wishing to do so – or wishing to study elsewhere in Sweden – will plan for this during the first year of the programme. Those who wish to continue studying at Mälardalen University will be offered elective courses corresponding to a total of 30 credits. These will make it possible for students to acquire, within their degree, a more pronounced knowledge profile within innovation and design. Finally, students are expected to carry out an independent degree project, which includes the critical and creative identification and formulation of research questions and the completion of qualified tasks with adequate methods and within given time frames. Choices within the program In the second year of the programme, students freely choose courses corresponding to 30 credits, either at Mälardalen University or at another university in Sweden or abroad. University degree The degree programme is so designed that the studies will lead towards fulfilment of the requirements for the following degree: Master of Science in Innovation and Design If the programme contains elective or optional components, or if a student chooses not to complete a certain course, the choices made can affect the possibility of fulfilling the degree requirements. For more information about degrees and degree requirements, consult the local degree regulations which are published (in Swedish only) on the university website. [-]

Master in Product Design Labs

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus January 2017 Spain Madrid

In the Master of Product Design Labs students will learn how to research, develop and deliver a product to high technical and quality standards, using a methodology based on the project, to understand fully and in great detail the development of processes and industrial constraints. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH In the Master of Product Design Labs students will learn how to research, develop and deliver a product to high technical and quality standards, using a methodology based on the project, to understand fully and in great detail the development of processes and industrial constraints. By providing access to industry tools, innovative materials and manufacturing processes, we create the ideal working environment for students, so that they can anticipate the needs of the market, looking for alternatives to the usual methods of solving problems, encouraging critical thinking and social awareness. Career opportunities: Senior designer. Design manager. Project manager. Product manager. Design consultant. Freelance designer. What is the Master of Product Design Labs? We are living at a time that echoes the early stages of industrial design, when designers’ work was not limited to \"aesthetics\", and when they instead played a key role in innovation, technology development, the development of product strategy and the creation of new businesses. The Master of Product Design Labs focuses on carrying out ideas through the tools offered by the industry, innovation in the field of materials and manufacturing processes, in order to creatively anticipate market demands. The Master of Product Design Labs creates favourable conditions in which to achieve, over a year of learning and experience, the following objectives: - Leading multidisciplinary teams during the production process. - Establishing personal contacts with various professionals. - Managing the logistics of a project. - Conceptualizing, developing and communicating innovative ideas. - Incorporating innovation, both conceptual and technological The contents covered in the course are organized into modules: - Foundation (critical historical analysis, methodology, sustainability, visual communication...) - Specific (socio-economic and needs analysis of users, anthropology, materials, production systems and processes, product launch processes, new technologies, projects) - Transverse (design culture, applied creativity, team building, design research, design thinking, job placement…) - Thesis / research project (concept, idea, development, production, prototyping, display...) Why study the Master of Product Design Labs? - Because we learn by doing: only then is it possible to really learn. - Because we foster research and delve into the boundary between design, strategy and communication. - Because the multicultural environment between students and professionals from different places enriches their personal experience. - Because we offer the chance to network with companies and professionals of national and international renown. - Because the programme is based on an innovative and transverse learning methodology. - Because travel and visits enrich the knowledge areas. - Because the cultural activity during the course is intense and helps to complement the experience. - Because it takes place in Madrid, a European capital that is home to major institutions and companies, with intense cultural activity and highly accessible and multicultural. How do students learn in the Master of Product Design Labs? - Project culture is the basis of the work dynamic and students learn by conceptualizing, developing, producing and communicating. - The course is methodologically developed on the basis of: - Creative workshops - Activities and workshops during international trips to institutions, firms and companies. Previous editions have included visits to such diverse destinations as San Francisco, Silicon Valley, China, Milan, London, Denmark, Portugal, Barcelona and Paris-Boisbuchet. - Seminars and lectures - Case Studies - Conferences - Activities and cultural events - Tutorials for the development of specific projects - Thesis research carried out throughout the master's program At whom is the Master of Product Design Labs aimed? Designers in any area, architects and engineers with academic and professional experience who want to specialize and materialize an idea with a specific product or project. It is recommended that participants arrive at the master with a project in mind, as it will provide the perfect time and place to carry it out. This programme has been devised with a multidisciplinary and international approach, set in the border between design and production. [-]

Master of Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus July 2017 India Ahmedabad

Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. [+]

Best Part time Masters Programs in Product Design. Master of Furniture Design Faculty of Design –CEPT University Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. In the spirit of the new ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by the national government, this program will prepare students to be a part of the emerging reality of India as a global, high-tech, high-skill industrial hub. The program aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative in its vision to: Foster Innovation Enhance skill development Protect intellectual property Build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure Addressing this reality, the program will equip students with the tools to be able to add value to all aspects of the furniture industry. "Adding value" is the key objective for the designer whereby the detailed understanding of materials and manufacturing processes enable better products to be made. In addition, the needs of the consumer, either private individuals, corporate or institutional customers, will be understood so that the most appropriate design solutions may be arrived at. The recently introduced 2-year full-time post graduate program leading to Master of Design – Furniture Design, is a skill-based professional program which will prepare students as designers and innovators for the rapidly developing Indian furniture industry. The program will address contemporary issues in design such as mass production, customization, future technologies, environmental concerns and sustainability. Students will be taught by highly-trained academic staff who are also practising professionals in the field. They will have access to a first class workshop facility which will be integrated into the learning process; where ideas can be tested and full scale models made. All the resources of CEPT University campus will be available to the students of the program and they will be encouraged to engage with different design disciplines. Curriculum The program spans four semesters that are each structured around a specific design theme, starting from small scale simple domestic elements and leading to an understanding of complex specialized needs of institutions. Students will spend their fourth semester as interns working on a live-project with a company to acquire first-hand industry experience before they graduate. Students may have the opportunity to be engaged by design studios overseas to undertake their internships. Overall, the program equips students with in-depth understanding of furniture design and production and encourages them to investigate the current trends in materials, technology and consumer behavior in order to develop innovative, efficient and culturally relevant furniture for the Indian market. The M. Des Furniture Design Program focuses on the following methods of teaching: Hands-on learning Group dynamics - participation, discussion, brain storming Thesis and antithesis – independent thinking, research, exploration Learning from industry specialists in various fields related to furniture design. High faculty to student ratio leading to increased interaction and attention for each student and their specific needs as design students. Access to visiting faculty from industry and practising professionals Multidisciplinary interaction of students across CEPT University through projects, electives and summer/winter schools Studio visits / visits to industry, manufacturing units. Admissions and Prerequisites All applications to the program are evaluated based on a portfolio, a statement of purpose and an interview (in person or via tele conference). The three stage selection process culminates with the final merit list of all eligible applicants. Minimum qualification for applying to the program comprise: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture recognized by the Council of Architecture, OR Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design (four years or more), OR Diploma and/or Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or Design of minimum four years duration (12 + 4), provided that the program is considered equivalent to a degree program by the Equivalence Committee of CEPT University Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering (minimum 4 years program). International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. [-]

Master in Integrated Product Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

In today’s 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 [+]

In today’s 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 and innovation in order to create usable, competitive and sustainable products and services. Programme outline The programme offers competence in several disciplines such as product innovation, eco-design, human-product interaction, service design, group dynamics, visualisation and communication of design proposals, and prototyping. The education consists of a mixture of compulsory courses, optional courses and track specific courses – with ample opportunities for students to create their own mix of courses to match individual interests and career goals. The track specific courses are primarily based on project assignments carried out in groups; these are usually done in co-operation with a company or organisation providing the student with valuable real-world experience. Integrated Product Design consists of three specialisation tracks: Integrated Product Development (IPU) focuses on the organisation, leadership and performance of product development processes in large teams; Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) concentrates on the functional design and communicative aspects of the product in relation to user and market; Product Innovation Management (PIM), combines product development with business development, marketing and strategy. Degree project The thesis project is supervised by an experienced researcher and can be performed in an industrial setting or in an academic environment. Each student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable thesis project and KTH will provide information, assistance and suitable points of contact. 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 Integrated Product Development track instills competence to work with complex multidisciplinary product development projects, either as a technical expert, project manager, R&D manager, or consultant. 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 Product Innovation Management track provides opportunities for a variety of jobs in areas such as project management, business development and product planning, or in engineering and management consultancy and in high-tech start-up companies. [-]

Master of Arts in Product and Spatial Design

Aalto University
Campus August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The programme educates designers with a distinct design personality. Students will learn to manage design processes, learn about the regulations in construction, material knowledge, skills in 3D composition, and understand the spatiality of people and products. [+]

Best Part time Masters Programs in Product Design. http://psd.aalto.fi/ Goal of education Content outcomes The programme educates designers with a distinct design personality. Students will learn to manage design processes, learn about the regulations in construction, material knowledge, skills in 3D composition, and understand the spatiality of people and products. They deepen the skills learned in Bachelor's studies and broaden their knowledge in spatial design, furniture design or product design. They learn to practice design in the broader operational environment of product development, business, and culture. Skill outcomes Students learn to interpret and transform living environment and culture through their insight and professional skills. They develop an artistic and designerly insight, learn to master their creative design process, and deepen their expertise in materials, knowledge of design tradition, and cultural discussion. The programme trains students in personal design expression, gives them ability to master design processes, and to understand the discipline’s tradition and presence as a base for curiosity and experimentation. Students are also trained to develop technical, aesthetic and research skills to support the design process. They become competent in exploring technologies and visualising, creating and demonstrating innovative concepts and experiences using the latest technology. They become professionals versed in design tradition with skills in multidisciplinary teamwork. Academic skills The programme enhances students’ presentation skills in writing and visualisation. The students learn skills in problem-setting and problem-solving relevant to the product and spatial design and in practice led design research. They also learn to gather and analyse information and apply it to design and research. Education content The programme is based on an exploratory approach to design-based problem setting, elaboration and solving. It emphasises the skill to manage the entire design process from the beginning to the final outcome. An essential part of the education is project-based hands-on learning. In the projects, the students are encouraged to utilise artistic and experimental approaches and find their personal expression and voice as a designer. Career opportunities Career opportunities vary from entrepreneurship to expert tasks in private and public organisations. Graduates work as interior designers in design and architect studios, as independent entrepreneurs, and as in-house designers in industry. They also work as designers, managers, researchers and teachers. The programme prepares its graduates also for doctoral studies. Internationalisation Students are encouraged to apply for international exchange studies or internships. They are also encouraged to participate in international competitions, exhibitions, conferences, and trade fairs. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme in Product and Spatial Design apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The main criteria are competence and suitability. Specifically, the programme seeks students who understand processes and structures, to create personal design solutions both individually and in teams, with personal and artistic insight, ideation skill, and goal-orientation and motivation. Eligible applicants for the programme have earned a Bachelor of Arts or completed equivalent studies. The Master’s Degree Programme in Product and Spatial Design consists of advanced studies, which can be completed in two years. Students are granted admission to the programme through a two-phase process. In the first phase students are evaluated based on the application as a whole, including portfolio, previous studies, CV and letter of motivation. In the second phase, the most suitable applicants are invited for an interview, from which a smaller subset of applicants is offered a study place. Applicants accepted to the programme may be required to take supplementary studies. [-]

Master in Design Thinking

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus 3 - 4  March 2017 Germany Munich

Design thinking employs a variety of different methods and approaches: from creative industries to finding solutions to existing problems and challenges while keeping business purposes in mind. Students gain expertise in design thinking through specialized courses and projects and also through the topics they choose for their Master’s thesis. [+]

Do you want to learn how to design human-centered products and services? By tackling the unknown for business our students acquire the skills to learn from people, find patterns, use design principles, and turn ideas into tangible objects and devices. They learn to work in teams, to be user-focused and optimistic. Students are not only trained to work in a purely creative environment. The skills they learn enable them to think outside the box and solve problems for diverse groups and industries. Design thinking employs a variety of different methods and approaches: from creative industries to finding solutions to existing problems and challenges while keeping business purposes in mind. Design thinking is directly related to management and marketing. Students gain expertise in design thinking through specialized courses and projects and also through the topics they choose for their Master’s thesis. Potential careers with this M.A. Product Developer Service Developer Product Manager Service Manager ... [-]

Master's Degree In Food Design Project Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus 12  March 2017 Italy Rome

The course aims to train designers who have the critical-design skills to be able to independently manage the professional and managerial relationships, developing the propensity for innovation determinant in defining different visions of the systems in which we act. Being the figure of the designer in continuous evolution, the Food Designer must acquire the knowledge that will allow him the flexibility to deal with different design fields but contiguous, in which to apply their design skills, with particular focus on involving users in defining paths needs and expectations. [+]

Best Part time Masters Programs in Product Design. THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Who should attend: The course is open to those who are in possession of the title of Academic Study of First Level, lasting at least three years in areas related to architecture, to design, to interior design, visual communication, the Food Science or other related disciplines addressed in the course. It will verify the ability to deal independently both speculative activities that executive. The course includes a theoretical and practical course that involves students in practical research and design. The Master provides simulations and specific projects in collaboration with agencies and private companies, where to apply theoretical principles, techniques, tools and methodologies acquired during the course. The Master program is structured to meet the needs of the labor market, preparing professionals able to design and implement innovation, to meet the technological and strategic challenges of the coming years in a rapidly changing industry. The food is not only a primary need, but an experience of the senses. Experience that must be seen in all its aspects, from the use of raw materials to the definition of consumption patterns. The incessant development of competitiveness and strategic needs of companies require the ability to communicate the designer, as appropriate, with experts from the marketing and the technical area with the engineers, with the corporate image consultants and with the ' graphic-creative apparatus, with the planners of communication and those involved in the creation of places. The Master therefore also provides for the acquisition of soft skills, related to the analysis and interpretation of the needs and behavior of consumers, the conception of scenarios relating to new products, presentation and communication of your project, highlighting the specific values ​​that can determine their success. A first theoretical part will introduce the compulsory subjects of matter and then to address, through four project areas, activities related to Packaging Design, Place Design, Food Design and Communication. Each area includes a step in which the teachers-professionals pass on their knowledge through lectures, external interventions, practical examples; this will follow a workshop phase in which students apply the skills acquired and then arrive at a final synthesis project. An important part will be devoted to the activity of internships at partner companies and the industry, and the implementation of social networking activities with the relevant community. [-]

MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Part time 18 - 30  September 2017 China Suzhou

The MDes in Industrial Design is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. [+]

Overview Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous. The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals. Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme, you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters, you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills You will be encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, with an emphasis on development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or be based on a more applied, industry-focused agenda. Modules • Framing design research • Methods for transdisciplinary design • Innovation by design • Advanced design visualisation and communication • Design research project (over two semesters). Additional learning activity modules Careers The MDes Industrial Design programme offers you a solid preparation for careers such as design practitioners and design managers, as well as for further studies on design-related PhD programmes. Fees RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as urban planning and design, architecture, geography, economics, management, environmental science, social or public policy. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

Masters In Design - Innovation And Product For Superior Craftsmanship

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus 12  March 2017 Italy Florence

The Master in Design - Innovation and Product for the High Arts aims to develop in future Designer understanding of the craft product as a fusion of experiences coming from the tradition (skills) and innovation processes for excellence "designed and built in Italy". It focuses on knowledge and comprehension skills (knowledge and understanding) of the product, its tangible and intangible values ​​and the applied production value of excellence (applying knowledge and understanding). The background knowledge serves as indispensable platform for developing Designer specializing in High Craft skills related to strategic design, to re-design or de novo design of products that express new creative energies within the manufacturing districts of excellence. [+]

Best Part time Masters Programs in Product Design. THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Who should attend: The Master in Design - Innovation and Product for the High Crafts It is open to candidates who have a title of The Level, lasting three years, in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Fashion and Design. At admission are valued in particular the attitude to laboratory design, knowledge / curiosity than materials and raw materials. It requires knowledge of the delivery of the course language equivalent to Level B2 (CEFR). The Master in Design - Innovation and Product for the High Crafts offers a training course in the classroom in which they develop frontal lectures and project activities, followed and supported by teachers. Within courses they are hosted actors of high-end manufacturing to provide an immersive reading of the production processes of contemporary design product, then connected with the trends of communication and international market. The research and design in the classroom are developed on external client briefs. In the development of the project activities is offered students the opportunity to interact directly with partner companies, business or directly visiting showrooms companies in the production chain but also museums and historic workshops. The teaching is organized in quarters dedicated to specific topic areas of the craft sector, through in-depth critical study of the system (History and Culture area), knowledge of processes and design methods (Design Methods) and knowledge of the product and communication processes the chain (Communication Labs). The Master in Design - Innovation and Product for the High Crafts students develop independent judgment in the selection and definition of the key contents of the value of products, communication skills, ability to develop the content of their own design strategy. Students learn to develop strategies to re-design the product, aimed at re-positioning and promotion of the artifact of craftsmanship on the contemporary market, and technological innovations in manufacturing processes through advanced manufacturing processes (eg. rapid prototyping or interaction technologies). The last part of the training course is dedicated to the development of the final project or thesis project, in collaboration with sector companies, during which each student develops a characteristic of the three themes addressed in previous quarters. [-]