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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Creative Arts & Design

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    £10,650

  • Last Updated

    05 April 2019

Our Integrated Industrial Design MSc programme aims to further develop critical awareness of major industrial design practice, increasing input capability and value to employers and is designed to improve the effectiveness of Industrial Designers.

Industrial Design (ID) is"the professional service of creating products and systems that optimize function, value and appearance for the mutual benefit of user and manufacturer” (IDSA) and is considered and integrated with an enterprise, business and sustainability agenda. The 180 credit programme culminates in a 60 credit Integrated Industrial Design Major Project that provides an opportunity to bring together all of the elements appropriate to the project Design problem or opportunity.

The entire design process is covered, starting from a design problem or opportunity and ending with a complete product that is fit for mass or batch production.

You will develop skills in producing a balanced portfolio of high quality designs and innovative thinking which will enable you to deal with complex and interrelated issues both analytically and creatively.

Areas covered include: sketching, visual layouts, presentation techniques, qualitative and quantitative design research methods, Enterprise & Business, Design for Behaviour Change, Collaborative Design, creating product design briefs, project management, advanced CAD application and design practice culminating in a 60 credit Integrated Industrial Design Major Project that provides an opportunity to implement all of the appropriate elements.

The Integrated Industrial Design MSc programme also provides you with the exciting opportunity to enter an international design competition as well as participation in industry supported projects.

The School is based within a purpose built £21 million building, which opened in 2011. The design of the building has collaborative working at its heart, providing an inspirational environment for all those who work in it.

What you'll study

Each of the modules on our Integrated Industrial Design MSc complements the others; the knowledge and understanding from each will accumulate to provide you with an indispensable set of skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful Industrial/Product designer.

Modules

Integrated Industrial Design MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have described the modules affiliated with this programme below.

Semester 1:

  • Industrial Design & Technology Skills (15 credits)
  • Design Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Design for Behaviour Change (15 credits)
  • Business, Enterprise and Design (30 credits)

Semester 2:

  • Advanced 3D CAD/E (30 credits)
  • Business, Enterprise and Design (30 credits)
  • Digital Fabrication Skills (15 Credits)

Summer:

  • Integrated Industrial Design Major Project (60 credits)

How you'll be assessed

100% coursework including the submission of design projects and reports, group and individual presentations, amongst others.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

Loughborough Design School is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Possible careers include: industrial designer, product designer, design-maker, prototyping and other roles in product development manufacturing.

Your personal development

On successful completion of this programme, you should be able demonstrate transferable skills in:

  • Professionalism, including acting professionally in accordance with ethical proprieties
  • Problem solving, including clarification of questions, consideration of alternative solutions and evaluation of outcomes
  • Communication, including visual, written and oral presentation and discussions
  • Management, including self learning, and project and time management
  • Methods and methodologies applicable to teamwork

Visit the Integrated Industrial Design MA page on the Loughborough University website for more details!

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