Information Technology - Product Design
Master (2 years) of Information Technology - Product Design,Mathematics, natural- and computer science
|Institution||University of Southern Denmark (SDU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||6950 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
DescriptionThis 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 OpportunitiesThroughout 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 DegreeTwo 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.
AdmissionAnthropology: 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
TuitionThere 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.
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