Product Design

The knowledge, skills and general competence that you develop through this study programme prepare you for working life as a design professional in a wide variety of positions. Many graduates establish their own business, and the study programme also acts as a stepping-stone to further studies at PhD level.The programme focuses on empowering students by combining theoretical and practical knowledge. Through learning activities, students acquire skills to make the choices necessary for the creation of high-quality products.An essential component of the programme is sustainable development, and the subject areas covered include design methodology, strategic design, product and material communication, market analysis and innovation. Practical training is an important part of the study programme.
Application deadline

1 March for applicants from the European Union / European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and Switzerland. Applications accepted from 1 January. The deadline for uploading portfolio and letter of motivation is 15 March.

Formal prerequisites
  • A portfolio consisting of products / documentation and a letter of motivation. The portfolio must demonstrate skills of visualisation and form development in a creative design process, the ability to define and analyse a design problem, general competence in using design methodology and design thinking, and the ability to demonstrate different holistic design solutions to a problem.
  • A bachelor’s or equivalent degree including in-depth study of subjects, topics or topic groups equivalent to at least 80 ECTS (45% of three full academic years) within the field of design. This may include product design, industrial design, service design, interaction design, furniture and interior design, design-oriented anthropology, universal design / inclusive design, medical / health design, game design, material culture and experimentation, or consumption and consumer behaviour.
  • Average grade no lower than C according to the ECTS grading scale.
  • Proof of English proficiency, at least a grade of 4 from Norwegian High School, or equivalent.

All requirements must be fulfilled in order for the applicant to be considered for admission.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Campus Kjeller, Skedsmo
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English