Level: Master
Application period: 2022-10-18 - 2023-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2023
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Product Design, 120 credits


This programme is ideal for students who love to design and develop new products and/or improve existing ones. Students will use creative methods to design, visualise, develop, and test new products both virtually and physically. The programme highlights the importance of successful product realisation by having a close collaboration with well-known companies in various courses.

This master's programme has two tracks, Industrial Design and Digitalisation. Students need to choose one of the two tracks. The integration of the products and their manufacturing is emphasised in the programme as well as the sustainability of the products.

Digitalisation track

In the first track, Digital tools and automation in product development are in focus. Students choosing the digitalisation track will take courses oriented towards mechanical engineering with emphasis on utilizing digital tools to verify designs, re-design, automate and optimize products. The digitalization takes a wide-angle approach by including all stages of product development with special attention to design for producibility and addressing challenges tied to sustainability. The track involves hands-on, project-based courses in close collaboration with our industrial partners which are directly involved in the education through guest lectures, supervision, hosting study visits and assessment boards.

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Industrial Design track

The second track focus on the consumer experience, product aesthetics and product and user interaction. The track focuses on lab-work, hands-on work with different materials, tools, and digital tools to generate design concepts. The industrial design students have access to the design studio where each student has their own workstation with a PC and digital drawing board.

Common for both tracks

Our industrial partners provide the students with real-life projects and challenges ensuring that the education has real life relevance. The students have free access to our LABs where they are encouraged to create prototypes and test their ideas. Both tracks include co-reading with the Production Engineering and Management programme to ensure that the students get the perspective of production into the product development work in an integrated manner.

To further strengthen the connection to industry and to increase practical experience the programme contains several project courses where students work closely in collaboration with various companies, e.g., the Ikea project.

Students who have graduated from Product Design will be sought after in the job market in that they will have insights into both the creative and analytical sides of product development. The program is also preparatory for a role as PhD students in universities and institutes.

Graduates from the program will also be able to take on the task of improving the product development process in companies and proposing how to improve knowledge reuse and to make the product development more efficient. In addition to the creative aspects of the programme, engineering analyses are also trained, involving for example structural analysis and optimization.

The programme is conducted at School of Engineering
Credits: 120 credits
Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2023
Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in mechanical engineering, civil engineering (with relevant courses in construction), or equivalent. The bachelor’s degree should comprise a minimum of 15 credits in mathematics, 7.5 credits in CAD and 15 credits of independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or the equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Application code: HJ-MU120
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Product Design
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 75000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 300000 SEK

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

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements, you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.

Year 1

Period 1

Integrated Product Realization, 7.5 credits

Design Philosophy and Practice *, 7.5 credits

Applied Engineering Design **, 7.5 credits

Period 2

Advanced CAD, 7.5 credits

Integrated Product and Production Development, 7.5 credits

Period 3

Design Methodology In Industrial Design Project *, 7.5 credits

Production Preparation and Industrialization, ** 7.5 credits

Product and Production Platforms **, 7.5 credits

Sensation, Perception and Interaction in Design *, 7.5 credits

Period 4

Materials in Design, 7.5 credits

Realization of Industrial Design Project *, 7.5 credits

Digitalization and Automation in Engineering Design **, 7.5 credits

Year 2

Period 1+2

Project Course, 15 credits

Period 1

Research Methodology in Product Realisation, 7.5 hp

Period 2

Enterprise course in Product Design, *** 7.5 credits

Multidisciplinary Opimization, *** 7.5 credits

Period 3+4

Final Project Work in Product Development, 30 credits

*Industrial Design track courses

**Digitalisation track courses

*** Elective courses for the Industrial Design track. Math course is mandatory for those who do not have 22.5 credits math


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