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Programmes

Information Technology - Product Design

Master (2 years) of Information Technology - Product Design,
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Kolding
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://www.sdu.dk/en/uddannelse/kandidat/it_produktudvikling

Description

This master programme educates designers who can work in multidisciplinary teams that develop interactive IT products and services for private and public organisations. The programme is organised as a full-time education, and requires students to contribute with time and energy equivalent to that of a full-time job. The programme is based on project work in a design studio, in which students learn through completing projects in teams and individually. The programme is taught in English and offered by SDU Design, at campus Kolding.
In this programme we teach theories, methods, and tools for designing human-centred innovation. This includes design processes, user participation in design, work practice studies, human machine interaction, IT technologies, design team learning, design visualis- ation and communication. 

The course curriculum is divided into four semesters: 

1st: Design Research Horizon
 
2nd: Participatory Practices
 
3rd: Research Organisation
 
4th: Master Thesis - Graduation Project

Career Opportunities

Throughout the programme there are job several opportunities in different fields.

Graduates of IT Product Design have ended up in a variety of jobs:
  • as User Experience designer at Point-Blank International in Berlin
  • as Product Marketing Engineer at Danfoss Power Solutions ApS 
  • as User Experience designer at Bang & Olufsen 
  • as Interaction Designer at TRIL Centre - University
College Dublin 
  • as Network coordinator at Alexandra Instituttet 
  • as PhD fellow at the University of Aarhus 


About the Degree

Two Specialisations. Having completed the 1st semester students are given the opportunity to choose between the following two study specialisations. 

Participatory Innovation educates students in how to critically understand and facilitate a product and service innovation process in a complex social context with a range of stakeholders. The specialisation investigates how multi-stakeholder engagement can provide radical new solutions. The curriculum also emphasises material skill building and experiments exploiting how design materials can support collaboration and change among many stakeholders. 

Embodied Design provides competencies in designing products and services on, for, or in close interaction with the human body. The specialisation explores how radical new materials and the proliferation of wearable devices are creating new possibilities for design. The curriculum additionally explores the investigation and facilitation of different stakeholder perspectives in design processes that give equal emphasis to minds and bodies.

Admission

Anthropology: BA in Anthropology, Sociology, or similar 
Business: BA in Business Administration, or similar 
Communication: BA in Business Communication, or similar 
Design: BA or BSc in industrial design, graphic design, multimedia, or similar 
Engineering: BSc or BEng in mechatronics, electronics, IT or similar 


Please include a motivated application and samples of previous work with the application form to help us assess your ability and creative talent. 

Read more about the requirements here

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
 

 About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System
  



Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Kolding