The Msc programme in Industrial Design at Aalborg University focuses on an integrated process of concept design, construction and product development. Aesthetical competencies and creativity in the design development process are combined with knowledge of construction, product development, ergonomics, materials, environment, design management and economy.
The industrial design projects are often done in collaboration with different companies, as design engineers should be able to understand the progress in a strategic perspective from the companys angle.
It takes two years to attain a master degree in Industrial Design, and during this time you will meet a wide range of teachers who will present you with new knowledge in key areas. The educational programme is internationally oriented, and attracts Danish as well as international students. Furthermore the educational programme offers the opportunity of an internship or/and an external study as well as study trips inside and outside Denmark during the semester.Job and career
Industrial Design combines such skills as creativity, engineering and team work. This combination gives the student the opportunity to influence in which direction he/she wish to head.
Furthermore the education has a close connection and collaboration with companies, institutions etc., which among other things gives the student the opportunity to collaborate with and create close connections to these companies, institutions, etc. This is beneficial for the project work as well as for future carrier opportunities.
The combination of design, engineering, and business perspectives will enable the student to navigate in a large field of industries and professions on an international scale.
The careers of former graduates show the broad span of future possibilities:
The Msc programme in Industrial Design at Aalborg University, Denmark is divided into four semesters running respectively from September to January and from February to June (January and June partly reserved for exams). Thus, students will typically complete the programme in 2 years.
Each semester in Industrial Design is sub divided into three or four course modules and one project module. All courses are conducted in English. Below you will get a quick overview of the Industrial Design programme:MSc01
The Theme of 1.st semester is the Product Development for a Client; the process from defining what to design to the detailed construction of critical components, while understanding and integrating the companys brand, business, users, market, production and manufacturing capability into the proposed solution.
The Theme of 2.nd semester is Product Development for a Sector where the process starts with identifiyng ill-defined, through market definition and design brief into a business concept proposal including a well designed product/service for a self-chosen organisation (company or start-up) in a specified sector.
The 3rd semester theme is a dive into a self-schosen aspect of the Engineering Design field, through research oriented simulations and investigations into a particular aspect, method or approach within an open interpretation of Process management, Technology interaction and Ergonomic design and simulation. which also represents the elective course that goes with the project.