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Master’s Degree in Industrial Design

Combine creativity, science and technology
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Student profile:The recommended entry profile is that of a Graduate in Engineering in Industrial Design and Product Development or Technical Engineer in Industrial Design. It can also include Architects or higher/technical industrial engineers, as well as the new engineering degrees of the branch of industry that derive from the Bologna process. In general, they should be profiles that combine creativity and technology in their training and personal characteristics.


Directed to University Graduates:
- Technical Engineers in Industrial Design
- Industrial Engineers or Technical Engineers
- Architects or Technical Architects
- Graduates in Fine Arts (Interior Design and Digital Design)
- Graduates in Audiovisual Communication
- Other University degrees

Graduate profile:The Master's Degree in Industrial Design is structured in two Areas of Knowledge: Habitat and Product Management. The first of them is more focused on objects and equipment for the domestic space or the specific furniture for installations, collectivities and urban elements. On the other hand, the second specialty places the designer as knowledgeable and actor of the functions, training him/her to participate actively in the organization of the company. Develop planning, forecasting and production abilities, or marketing a product or service linking your work to all the stages.

The preferable entry profile to the Master's degree in Industrial Design is that of Graduates or Technical Engineers in Industrial Design, Industrial Engineers or Technical Engineers, Architects or Technical Architects. Additionally, other entry profiles can be admitted in any of the specialties, as long as they have a creative background and a marked inclination for design.

Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Industrial Design

Center responsible:Higher Polytechnic School

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Openings available: 75

Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2010

Duration: 1 year

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Type of Education: Classroom attendance / Blended (Product management Speciality)

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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A 360º view of design

Design helps identify and understand the needs of users and market demand, providing new solutions in terms of usability, functionality and esthetics. The program fosters the ability to think globally in order to detect market needs, learn about trends and bring innovative products to reality.

With this Master's degree in Industrial Design from Nebrija University, the student obtains the necessary skills and knowledge to develop his/her professional career in furniture and habitat product design, trend studies, design consulting firms, and product design and development.

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Design is a much more important activity than most people believe, because it is about making life more comfortable, easy and simple for users, providing new solutions to society's needs, through the design of products that are innovative and accessible to all.

With this official Master's Degree in Industrial Design from Nebrija University, the student acquires the necessary skills and abilities to find innovative solutions to the market's needs, selecting the most appropriate material and manufacturing process, addressing issues such as sustainability and environmental impact of production.

Characteristics

The implementation of Postgraduate Programs in the "Bologna Process" provides students with all quality guarantees regarding content, faculty and facilities, through the supervision and approval by the University Authorities of these programs.

This Postgraduate Program has a strongly innovative character, with truly avant-garde subjects that address aspects and emerging areas of maximum interest, promoting institutional relationships that provide students with the best and most advanced opportunities for professional development in the design environment. This program is the only master's degree in Industrial Design that includes a specialization in Habitat.

Methodology

The teaching methodology is oriented towards projects, with an intense participation and research work by the students, guaranteeing their maximum involvement and motivation in the proposed design problems. The development of technical, creative and communication skills is the final objective of this master's degree, until the integral product manager is shaped.

Jorge Mañes

Jorge MañesTechnical Engineer in Industrial Design. Class of 2005
Creator and designer in Droog (Holland)
"My time in the Nebrija has influenced my way of facing professional challenges that come my way every day, which undoubtedly was contributed by the dedication of the professors so that their subjects were really useful and not just a text to memorize. There are a lot of details that made my University years really special. After finishing the degree, I decided to create a web platform from which to show the world my work, exhibitions, projects and research."

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Experimental Design Methods

Habitat or Product Management

You can choose between two specialties, a class attendance one (Habitat), new in Spain, and another in the blended modality (Product Management), compatible with one's personal and professional life.

With the best professionals

Know the current situation of product design, through the designers participating in the course from the most relevant agencies and studios in the sector.

Practical education

The subjects are set out as real departments of a design and development company; this will make the student have a more realistic view of the market and greater employability opportunities.

Curriculum


It is a unique program due to its conception and for its contents, specialization alternatives and institutional relations that provide the participants with the best and most advanced professional development opportunities in the design field.
The student must take 60 credits


Master’s degree specialties

Product management *60 ECTS


  • First Semester 29 ECTS
  • 5 ECTS | Digital modeling techniques
  • 4 ECTS | Applied projects I
  • 4 ECTS | Graphic and digital projects
  • 4 ECTS | Comprehensive design management
  • 4 ECTS | Design as an innovation tool
  • 4 ECTS | Applied manufacturing for technological materials
  • 4 ECTS | Design culture

  • Second Semester 31 ECTS
  • 4 ECTS | Advanced 3D visualization
  • 4 ECTS | Applied projects II
  • 4 ECTS | Project communication strategies
  • 4 ECTS | Advanced digital modeling techniques
  • 4 ECTS | Strategic approaches
  • 5 ECTS | Internships in companies
  • 6 ECTS | Final Research Project

Habitat 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 29 ECTS
  • 5 ECTS | Digital modeling techniques
  • 4 ECTS | Applied projects I
  • 4 ECTS | Graphic and digital projects
  • 4 ECTS | Comprehensive design management
  • 4 ECTS | Collective design and public space
  • 4 ECTS | Research and development of new products
  • 4 ECTS | Techniques and materials applied in the habitat

  • Second Semester 31 ECTS
  • 4 ECTS | Advanced 3D visualization
  • 4 ECTS | Applied projects II
  • 4 ECTS | Design of home furniture
  • 4 ECTS | Trends in the habitat
  • 4 ECTS | Entrepreneurship in design
  • 5 ECTS | Business practice
  • 6 ECTS | Final Research Project

* Blended Specialty

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Employability


Career Opportunities

The graduate can carry out his work activity in multiple sectors and areas of specialty and activity of the industrial fabric:

  • Design of furniture and products of the habitat
  • Trend studies
  • Product design and development.
  • Planning and management of design projects
  • Strategy and positioning in the market
  • Design consultancy

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