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Industrial Design

Master degree

Industrial Design, Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering

The programme focuses on how you make an integrated process of concept design, construction and product development with a high degree of user involvement.

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Advanced incorporated design
Technology and form
From idea to product

Aalborg

2-year educationEnglish

Master degree

Industrial Design, Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering

The programme focuses on how you make an integrated process of concept design, construction and product development with a high degree of user involvement.

Learn about

Advanced incorporated design
Technology and form
From idea to product

Aalborg

2-year educationEnglish

The Master's 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 company’s angle.

During the Master's programme you will meet a wide range of teachers who will present you with new knowledge in key areas. The 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.

From idea to market

With a Master's degree in Industrial Design you will gain an understanding of product design and business perspectives. You will be capable of combining solutions and products that are innovative as well as functional.

The combination of business understanding, analytical skills, aesthetic and technical knowledge and competences within concept development and leadership will enable you to develop products and services - from idea to production and marketing. You will become an expert in managing and structuring projects in all phases.

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Academic content

The master’s programme in Industrial Design at Aalborg University, Denmark is divided into four semesters running from September to January respectively 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.

Semester descriptions

Traineeship

Studying Industrial Design at Aalborg University in Denmark you are able to undertake an internship or an external study on 3rd semester, MSc03.

Internship as industrial design student from AAU

An internship gives you the opportunity to collaborate with a company, institution, etc. regarding your project work. Furthermore an internship gives you the opportunity to use the theoretical skills you have acquired during MSc01 and MSc02 hands on.

For more information about internships please visit the international office at Aalborg University, Denmark.

For information on future career opportunities as MSc in Industrail Design please check career opportunities after studying Industrial Design at Aalborg University.

External study as industrial design student from AAU

You can also choose to do an external study at another university in Denmark or at a university outside Denmark. The courses followed at the foreign university have to be approved by the Board of Studies as an integrated part of your education at Architecture & Design (in the form of credit transfer).

For more information about external studies please visit the international office at Aalborg University, Denmark.

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:

  • Design engineering
  • User experience design
  • Service design
  • Design entrepreneurs

As examples you can find several testimonials from former industrial design students at the local homepage for Msc Industrial Design at Aalborg University.

Read on in this study guide about how to apply for Industrial Design at Aalborg University

Admission requirements

Restricted admission

How to apply

Get help at AAU to start your career in Denmark

AAU Career helps you on your way from student life to job life in Denmark by giving you the tools to examine your options and find out what to do.

While studying at AAU, you can participate in career and job-related events, find help on our website, and book a personal career counselling session to talk about e.g.:

  • Finding your way in your career
  • Danish working culture
  • Application and CV the Danish way
  • What you can offer an employer
  • How to go about job search in Denmark – both student job, internship and full-time job

Read more about AAU Career here

Student counsellors, Architecture and Design

Amalie Jensen Løvig
Marwa Al Asadi
Bolette Henneberg
Amalie Jensen Løvig
Marwa Al Asadi
Bolette Henneberg

You can contact your student counsellors by:

  • E-mail: ad-studievejl@create.aau.dk
  • Visit on campus, 3rd floor, room 4.424

Opening hours: Mondays 4-5 pm and Wednesdays 12 am-1 pm

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