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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 based on project work in a design studio, in which students learn through completing projects in teams and individually. It 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

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. 

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 Fees and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. The scholarship consists of two parts: full tuition fee waiver and a grant, to help cover living costs amounting to $ 950 per month before taxes. Candidates must come from a non-EU/EEA country and be eligible to pay tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded to the best qualified of the eligible applicants. All eligible applicants who are offered a study place, will automatically be considered for the scholarship. No separate application is needed. The best-qualified candidates based on points will be awarded the scholarship.

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
  



Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

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

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

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

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

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