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Master of science with a major in Product Development, specialisation Industrial Design, 120 ECTS credits.

This Master's programme provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and creativity within the area of industrial design. You will learn more about the whole design process from a human point of view, with a focus on usability, ergonomics, aesthetics, materials and production, as well as drafting techniques and visualisation.

Creating good ideas and making them look great

The courses has an interdisciplinary approach and is guided by the relationship between humans and products. The programme provides students the opportunity to use a variety of tools to quickly visualize ideas and concepts in order to develop their creativity in the design studio and through model workshops. Students also learn to formulate and present ideas and solutions and identify new products and opportunities. A considerable part of this Master's programme is run in project form, implementing sharp projects in collaboration with a company.

Two tracks

The Master's programme is made up of two tracks, each of them running during two semesters/one year. The first year you study the track "The Man and the Product" and you will learn more about design communications, business and ergonomics. The second year's track is called "The Company and the Environment", and you will then focus on sharp projects within the area of industrial design.

Next generation of engineers

The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers.

More information, see CDIO - http://www.cdio.org/


2 years, 120 ECTS credits. Master of Science with a major in Product Development, specialisation Industrial Design.

Career prospects

On completion of the degree, you will be well prepared for work on industrial design projects, or as a consultant. If you are interested in a career in research contexts, the programme also provides a firm foundation for future research work.


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture (with relevant courses in construction and design), or equivalent.

The bachelor's degree should comprise a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in mathematics.

Additionally, a home assignment (http://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/our-programmes/master/industrial-design/home-assignment.html) must be submitted that shows artistic skills and aptitude for the profession.

Proof of English profiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements - http://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/admissions/language-requirements.html

Read more about our Admissions Requirements - http://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/admissions/masters-admission-guide.html

Tuition fees:

SEK 135,000 per year

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

Preliminary syllabus PDF - http://kursinfoweb.hj.se/en/program_syllabuses/TAPI3.pdf?revision=2,000

Meet Jose Joshy Kallupurackal from India

Jose Joshy Kallupurackal, student in Industrial Design.

"I have always had the desire to craft something new and unique. I chose Jönköping University for my Master’s because of the campus’s unique flair. It’s not every day that you meet and work closely with people from all over the world, but this is quite common at JU.

Studying here has taken my confidence to a whole new level. The teachers treat you as an equal and inspire you to study hard. Another advantage is that we mostly work on projects in close collaboration with companies. These partnerships allow us to work in a real-world office environment and provide us with great tools for our future careers. Through the unveristy’s collaboration with Science Park we also get a unique chance to develop our ideas for real-world application.

In order to develop new ideas we often play outside the rules. For example, in the course Design Philosophy and Practice we were able to put the technical design perspective aside and focus on the artistic aspects of design. We had to present an art sculpture in a museum to the public and explain the meaning behind it, acting more like an artist than a designer. This exercise definitely helped us nurture our creativity.

The location of the university is perfect for a great student experience. It’s a small city with many international students and a fantastic landscape with an exceptional view of Lake Vättern. People here are always ready to lend a hand and there is nothing more beautiful than a sunny day in Jönköping."

Here, you can get exactly what companies need

Per Bolmstrand, Industrial Designer at No Picnic.

"I have studied the Master's programme in Industrial Design at JTH. Today I work as Visualizer and Industrial Designer at No Picnic in Stockholm, Sweden.

Before this, I worked as an Industrial Designer in Vienna, Austria. Working abroad for a while gives you a lot of experience and proves that you can work in different cultures.

Some of the best things with JTH are the creative environment and the international people around you. To the new students I just want to say: Use the university's partnerships with the industry/companies as much as you can, and take advantage of the international environment. You will not regret it."





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