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Product Development and Innovation

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering - Product Development and Innovation, 120 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Want to combine business, innovation and technology? With this master degree you become a highly qualified innovative idea and product developer with comprehensive engineering knowledge and good business understanding.

Learn more from the students themselves.

Career Opportunities  

The programme gives you a range of career opportunities, both in Denmark and abroad. You may also continue with a 3-year research programme which leads up to a Ph.D. For those who qualify with an MSc there is also the opportunity to undertake a business research programme which is conducted in close collaboration with a company where you will be employed

About the Degree

Product development teams across the world need innovators with engineering expertise and business know-how.                                 
This programme enables you to work as a trouble-shooter throughout the entire development process. Moreover, with specialist knowledge in your chosen area, you will be able to build your own business or develop new business areas in existing global companies.

This interdisciplinary study programme has special emphasis on the interaction of technology and social sciences with the surrounding world.                                
Choose between three specialisations/academic profiles:  

Product Value Creation
 will focus on value creation in products and global product development processes. The development of new products with the inclusion of the user (and user interaction) and customer needs is also an important element of the study programme.

Product Development. By 2017 it is estimated that we will generate electronic waste corresponding to 11 Giza Pyramids every year and this goes for a lot of other product categories. As a Sustainable product Developer you will learn how to combine your knowledge within product development, business and sustainability to enable you to develop new products with less environmental impact during their entire lifecycle. We enrol students in this stream from Autumn 2016

Entrepreneurship and Technology Management You will learn how to incubate a technology company using the latest theories and a hands on approach. Or how to grow a new business area in an established company. We enrol students in this stream from Spring 2016


A bachelor's degree in Integrated Design, Mechanical Engineering, Innovation and Business or Product Development and Innovation, 

Applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degrees mentioned above. 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the 
University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of 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

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

Spring 2016 - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring 2016 - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn 2016 - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn 2016 - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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