Master’s Degree in Industrial Design

Combine creativity, science and technology
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Master’s Degree in Industrial Design

Master’s Degree in Industrial Design

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Student profile:The access profile for the Master's Degree in Industrial Design, with Product Management specialty or Habitat specialty, is that of a person who combines creativity with technology and engineering. They must be innovative people, be interested in research and be highly creative.

Aimed at university graduates in:
- Industrial Design
- Industrial Technologies
- Building
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Organization Engineering
- Architecture
- Textile Engineering
- Interior Design
- Fine Arts

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.

Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Industrial Design

Center responsible:Higher Polytechnic School

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Openings available: 25 places in class attendance modality (Habitat specialty)
50 places in blended modality (Product Management specialty)

Languages: This Master's Degree is taught in Spanish

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: 2017 – 2018

Duration: 1 year

Type of Education: Class attendance (Habitat specialty)
Blended (Product Management specialty)

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation. Common procedures for carrying out the Final Research Project

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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.


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.


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.

The Master's degree consists of two teaching modalities, "Habitat" and "Product Management". In the “Habitat” modality, the subjects are taken face-to-face, while in the “Product Management” modality, there are three established criteria: Face-to-face (100% classroom attendance), Blended (50% classroom attendance and 50% remote attendance) and Online (100% remote attendance).

The methodology implemented in the master's degree, both in the face-to-face modality "Habitat" and in the blended modality "Product management", is supported by Nebrija University's technological infrastructures, which allow the development of educational activities and acquisition of the degree's competences.

The Nebrija University Virtual Campus is supported by the Blackboard Learn teaching and learning computer platform. This virtual environment is constantly updated by the professors, and allows students to access the contents of their subjects and activities at any time, as well as having communication tools that facilitate student-professor interaction.

The campus is the main professor-student communication channel and, in addition to a tutoring medium, it serves as a document repository, as a support for interactive learning activities and delivery mailbox for learning and assessment activities. In the virtual campus, videoconferences are also held, important notices related to the coordination and development of the program are published, as well as information of interest to students.”

José Antonio Mateos Pérez

José Antonio Mateos Industrial Design and Product Development Engineer, 2020
Master's Degree in Industrial Design, 2021
"Nebrija University's Master's degree in Product Design has helped me a lot to improve as a professional. They have taught me all kinds of competences necessary to be a successful designer. The subjects taught had everything I imagined, they were a pleasant and enriching experience. The professors have been of great help throughout the arduous journey that is a master's degree and they were there for everything we needed."

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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.

Study Master in Industrial Design in Madrid

100% practical program with the best and most complete facilities.


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
(Blended speciality)

  • 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(Classroom attendance speciality)

  • 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 | Internships in company
  • 6 ECTS | Final Research Project

In the "Habitat" specialty, the subjects are taken in the face-to-face modality.
In the "Product Management" specialty, three criteria are established for its teaching: Face-to-face (100% attendance in classroom), Blended (50% attendance in classroom and 50% remote attendance) and Online (100% remote attendance)

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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