EU students: €800 to €3,300 per year; Non-EU students: €3,300 per year
Mission and Goals
The programme has the aim of preparing a highly qualified designer able to take on a design role concerning the product service system (considered as a blend of products, communication strategies, services and spaces used by profit and non profit entities –enterprises, institutions, associations, etc.- to represent themselves in an integrated form to their reference market) in international contexts in which the individual innovation is no longer sufficient to combat increasing competitivity. The fundamental educational objective is to offer a wide range of design tools able to provide appropriate skills in creatively managing products, services, events, and communication strategies in an integrated way.
The graduate in Product Service Systems Design typically finds employment in companies in the design sector but also within research institutes for the design sector (Trend Institute, Research Agencies, etc.) and in consulting and communication companies. In particular, certain roles which this figure may occupy are: product-, interior-, communication-, service- designer, brand designer, corporate coordinator, trends analyst, art director.
See http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/uploads/media/Product_Service_System_Design_02.pdf This MSc programme (open to approx. 40 Italian and 40 international students) offers an interdisciplinary course held in a multicultural context that leads to a professional qualification internationally accredited. A “product-service-system” is defined by a blend of products, communication strategies, services and spaces. The center of the product-service-system is represented by people (users, suppliers, employees or stakeholders) who interact with the multiple design components. The approach to design is strongly interdisciplinary and provides participants with a wide set of design tools, some basics of projects management, logistics, supply chain management, communications and media. Career opportunities are within the traditional design industry, but also as Service designer, Retail designer, Brand designer, Corporate coordinator, Art director, Ethnographic Researcher, Trend analyst. PSSD students have the possibility to apply for the double degree program at Tongji University (Shanghai) or for the internal double degree with Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. For more info about the double degree with Management, please visit http://www.ddpssdme.polimi.it/ The programme is taught in English. For more information about the programme visit our website: http://www.pssd.polimi.it
- First year: Culture and History, Design Innovation and Design Methods, Visualization and Prototyping, Innovation Studio, Teambuilding, Network and Services, Product Service System Design Studio, Network and Services, Design Seminar, Elective courses.
- Second Year: Final Synthesis Design Studio, Elective courses, Professional Workshop, Internship, Final examination.