|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Industrial & Systems Engineering
|University website:||Industrial Design Engineering|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||160,000 SEK|
Studying this master's programme will give you the skills to design better products and services, providing meaningful user experiences, improving and making a real difference to people's everyday lives. The programme is user-centred and sustainability-oriented, with a holistic systems perspective on product development.
The programme address demands from the industry for effective and efficient product development, with a strong user focus to ensure commercial success — as well as growing societal demands for more sustainable options. In addressing these two perspectives, the programme thereby prepares students for a successful professional career designing products, product service systems, and interactions in varying contexts. You will develop your ability to handle complex design problems and propose innovative, user-centred, sustainable solutions. The programme will encourage you to increase your knowledge of state-of-the-art theories, methods, and tools as well as hone your practical skills through hands-on project work. Your ability to make informed design decisions, balancing demands from users, industry, society and the environment in an integrated systems perspective will be highly refined.
The programme is suitable for students who are interested in working to improve people’s lives by making their experiences and interactions with technology better. A strong focus on the interplay between humans, technology, and design will give you the unique combinations of skills required to work within the humanistic dimension of technology – a highly sought-after quality. This entails a mixture of creativity, empathic ability, deep theoretical knowledge of human behaviours, and a sense of responsibility considering the potential solutions.
During the education you will train to see problems from multiple perspectives, working strategically to open up the possibility for truly innovative solutions.The programme integrates theoretical and methodological studies with applied project work where knowledge is put into practice, often in collaboration with leading industrial companies outside Chalmers. Graduates of the programme are uniquely well-equipped with knowledge of methods, tools, theories and ideas for adapting basic design processes to tackle a wide variety of diverse challenges.