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Master’s Degree in Industrial Design

Only Master in Spain with a specialization in Habitat
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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.

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


Type of Education: Classroom attendance

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

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Enhancing creativity as the main innovation tool

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

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

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Industrial design helps to analyze and understand the needs of the client and the market demand, adapting the products to them with new or renewed designs, optimizes and improves the productive chain as well as improves the image of the product and the perception of the consumer; In short, industrial design brings added value and innovation to products and companies, currently being one of the most valued intangibles. Its role as mediator between technology and art, ideas and objectives, culture and commerce makes it now more important than ever.

The Master's Degree in Industrial Design satisfies the existing demand in the industry and in the company, offering specialized professionals in the different disciplines of design. The specialties proposed for the Master's degree cover a wide range of areas of activity of the designers, and constitute an offer of maximum interest for the always vocational students and design professionals.


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.

Candidate profile

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.


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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Access to the Doctorate in Industrial Technologies, the only one that exists in the private universities of Madrid

Double specialization

In Habitat (classroom attendance) and Product Management (blended), unprecedented in our country and that enhance employability.

Practical education

Oriented to participate in national and international industrial design competitions in mixed teams (professors and students).

University extension activities

We incorporate workshops and sessions with designers as training complements within the subjects themselves.


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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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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