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Master in Industrial Design

Course Description

A designer conceives products addressed not only to a potential market, but also to the society that has its own consumer rituals and manners. The Master’s course provides an overall experience in product design, from the preliminary concept to its refinement, from physical and digital representation to the communication of the project. The educational approach stresses the experience provided to the user and the social meaning of the product as the designer must also control the impact that his product will have on a social and environmental level.

Students are proposed an open, interdisciplinary methodology that values their own cultural background and emphasizes the role of dialogue and mutual exchange in the creative process. The association with major industrial partners has the purpose of perfecting the education by providing students with challenging tasks that allow them to face the relationships with business and organizations in a mature way. Technical training is particularly emphasized to build up solid professional groundings. Students can use modelling and computer design laboratories equipe with the most advanced softwares.


The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises, internship and individual study.


At the end of lessons, students start a three-month internship at companies or professional firms in the field.


The Master’s course is held in English.


After passing the final exam, eligible students will obtain a Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.

Visit the Master in Industrial Design page on the Scuola Politecnica di Design website for more details!

Student Profiles

Design Master Scholarships 2016 - Design students make a better world - 5 Awards

The theme of the competition "Design students make a better world". The starting point is the candidate’s creativity to make a better world. To be creative, curious and sensitive can define our own personality and design. New ideas, modern concepts and respect for tradition and the environment can help the world be a better place for everybody. Use your design tools, your independent and qualified point of view to propose solutions, spaces, and products to make the world much better through a new perspective. Candidates must develop the theme related to the postgraduate or master's programe they wish to apply for. A jury of experts will award scholarships to the best works. The deadline for submitting projects is 8th April 2016.Award: 5 full scholarships covering the 100% of the tuition fee of the academic year. Housing and other costs shall be covered by the winners.

Value of Scholarship(s)

100% scholarship - tuition free


Students and professionals from all over the world aged 21 to 44 can participate to the competition. BA Degree or higher – in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts – or significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma)

Application Procedure

Submit the project online (available after registration)
The Candidate will submit up to 5 pictures, scans or drawings of the Concept. Digital images must be supplied in Jpeg 72dpi format with a minimum width of 600 pixel, optimized for the Web (maximum 2Mb file size).
The Candidate can submit a link to a video previously uploaded on Youtube.com or Vimeo.com, or an attachment in .doc .pdf .ppt or .keynote format (maximum 2Mb file size).

Further Information


Entry Requirements

BA Degree or higher (in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts, etc.) OR significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma); Transcripts (list of subjects + grades) (graduates only); Portfolio in digital format.

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