Industrial design is all about innovation, creativity, technology, user needs, aesthetics, and societal and business interests. To help prepare you for the many fascinating challenges in this field, our Industrial Design program focuses on interactive systems, products and related services that change, intensify or make life more comfortable.
New technologies and issues arising from societal trends are translated into innovations for everyday life. Students work, for example, on applications that can personalize cars, or on intelligent clothing that stimulates people to live a more active lifestyle.
Is it right for you?
As a student of Industrial Design, you have an interest in technological applications, can learn and think in a creative way, and have empathy with people. The program challenges you to reflect on who you are as a designer and how you want to further your development.
The course is based on self-directed and competency-centered learning. You work as a junior employee in a design team on a design project together with fellow students. You are coached by several experts and work closely with the department’s researchers.
The program’s international staff comprises teachers and supervisors that are also practitioners from the field. They have their own design firm or work for a company. No wonder there’s a close collaboration with companies and institutions, and a considerable focus on project-based learning.
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The study association represent the interests of the students at the faculty of Industrial Design. It tries to let the students view their field of study from a different angle. It achieves this by means of excursions, lectures and symposia and by organizing a study trip. On the other hand, the association also organises sports tournaments, parties, a weekly drink, weekends and other forms of leisure activities to stimulate the relation between the members themselves.
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