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Master’s Degree in Product Design

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COURSE

9 Months

CURSO

9 Months

CREDITS:

60 ECTS

MODE:

Face-to-face in Madrid

LANGUAGES:

Spanish

DATE:

October 2023 - June 2024

AVAILABLE SPOTS:

30

SCHEDULE:

Mondays to Thursdays from 18:30 to 22:00. One Friday per month from 18:30 to 22:00.

WHY

Official Master’s Degree in Product Design. Deepen, redirect, or complement your training in this area.

Innovative collaboration model between University and Industry. Guaranteed internships in leading companies in different sectors.

Fully face-to-face training at the reference center in design and technology in Spain.

You will have the possibility to become certified as an expert in Solidworks, both in the basic CSWA-Academic certification and the advanced CSWP certification

UDIT Mode

Only university specialising in Design and Technology

Our University Campus located in the heart of Madrid is full of activities, masterclasses, catwalks, contests, fairs, events, etc. to maximise students’ creativity.

Pioneers. More than 20 years making history

Precursors in elevating design degrees to the university level, creating the first Official Degrees in Product Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Video Game Design and Development or Multimedia and Graphic Design.

International vocation

We have numerous agreements with some of the best universities in the world of design so that our students can incorporate international and multicultural experience into their time at university.

Methodology and excellence

The very typology of our degrees allows us to use a learning methodology based on real projects. We seek your excellence.

Business connection

More than 2,200 agreements signed with leading companies in the sector for the professional practice of our students; advice and exchange of experiences and research.

State-Of-The-Art facilities

More than 13,000 m2 of specialised facilities with the best resources and equipment used by large companies in the sector.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree in Product Design consists of 60 ECTS credits and lasts for one year.

It has been designed taking into account the voices of the most experienced professionals in the industry and higher education to give it a strong professional focus.

Check the Teaching Guides of the Master’s Degree in Product Design.

  • Design Methodology – 3 ECTS – 1st semester. Principles of the design process and understanding the techniques that allow for analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the adequacy of the results obtained based on functional, aesthetic, manufacturing, economic, and commercial requirements, without neglecting environmental aspects.
  • History and Context of Design – 3 ECTS – 1st semester. The social, historical, and technological context must be taken into account. Knowledge of the main socio-cultural, artistic, and philosophical movements contributes to understanding the environment in which the designer’s work takes place.
  • Creativity, Drawing, and Modeling – 3 ECTS – 1st semester. Advanced concepts and techniques of drawing and modeling for the development of creative ideas. Traditional drawing and spatial modeling techniques will be covered, as well as an introduction to digital 3D modeling.
  • Creative Project Seminar – 6 ECTS – 1st semester. Based on the complex techniques and concepts acquired in the theoretical-practical subjects, a creative project will be developed.

  • Design and Society. Understanding the advanced foundations of sociology to comprehend how design and technology interact with society. Integrating sociological theory and tools from social sciences into the interpretation and understanding of design and its processes, acting as an integrative axis for the rest of the knowledge.
  • User Experience-Based Design. Learning and applying techniques for complex analysis that allow for structuring design decisions with data provided by users themselves, enhancing the opportunities for successful completion of the process.
  • Sustainable Materials and Processes. Knowledge of materials is essential for the successful completion of any design project. Based on their particular characteristics, the most suitable materials must be selected in each case considering their manufacturing possibilities, physical and aesthetic characteristics, availability, and environmental behavior throughout their life cycle.
  • Social and Sustainable Project. Developing a project that includes the main analyzed concepts, with a special emphasis on integrating the socio-economic context and user experience into the project. This process explicitly includes environmental variables, particularly circular use of generated waste and energy intensity.

  • Digital Manufacturing Techniques. Studying the different methods used for rapid prototyping and product manufacturing to gain sufficient knowledge of the machine tools used for digital manufacturing (CNC machining, additive manufacturing, laser cutting and welding, 3D scanning) and the related software.
  • Robotics and Electronics. Building upon a comprehension of basic electronic concepts, particularly in regard to sensors and signal processing, their application to automation and robotics will be studied. These techniques are applicable to both incorporating into the designed products and the construction systems used in mass production.
  • Interactive Prototyping Development. Understanding the methods used to create physical models for analyzing design results. In the initial phase, low-cost Alpha models are created using materials that are not final but allow for evaluating volumetric results from a perceptual or ergonomic perspective. Beta models are then created to validate functional aspects, employing materials and techniques similar to the final ones.

  • External Internships. Undertaking professional internships in sector companies that provide valuable training experience for the student.

  • Business Strategy and Communication. Analyzing and delving into the concept of entrepreneurship for business development. This includes a critical analysis of the competencies required for business development and introducing the methodology for developing a business plan supported by marketing concepts and market analysis. Communication techniques in project development are also included in this context.
  • Economic Viability and Legislation. Providing students with the essential legal knowledge for professional practice, without neglecting the ethical aspects that govern proper performance. Additionally, studying economic aspects for economic analysis that guarantees the viability and success of projects.
  • Web Design and Programming. Mastering advanced programming languages used in web environment design, either for functional needs or as interfaces for interaction with users and other systems, such as data visualization and retrieval. Priority will be given to object-oriented languages for their user-friendly simplicity.

  • Master’s Thesis. Creating design project models using both traditional techniques (clay) and different digital techniques (stereolithography, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC, etc.), including models for the evaluation of automation or visualization systems. This subject involves the completion of an original and individual project by the student, integrating and reflecting the knowledge acquired throughout the Master’s program.

Connecting with Businesses

The relationship between University/Business is vital for the professional success of the students, which is why professional internships are a fundamental aspect of the curricula of all our degrees. UDIT is constantly working to foster partnerships with companies, developing an ecosystem of companies and institutions that collaborate in the professional development of our students.

We have signed more than 2.000 active internship agreements with leading companies in the sector such as:

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

Our university campus has the best technological and professional equipment, that is also used in large companies. You will have at your disposal 13,000 m2, spread over three buildings, with state-of-the-art facilities designed for your learning and practice.

  • "State-of-the-art equipment and software adapted to the needs of each subject area"

  • "A physical archive with 300 innovative and sustainable materials accessible for your designs"

  • "You will prototype your designs by creating real objects with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery"

Feedback from students

Teaching Staff

We have a faculty of top-level teachers. Professionals with years of experience in both teaching and technology-related companies.

MANAGEMENT

Teaching Staff

Career opportunities

Many of our alumni from the Master’s Degree in Product Design are already working in leading companies in the industry in positions such as:

  • Industrial Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Conceptual Designer
  • Project Director
  • Design Team Coordinator
  • 3D Printing and Prototyping Process Manager
  • Trend Researcher and Analyst
  • Materials Specialist
  • Eco-design Specialist

Go one step further

If you’re interested in this program, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will help you resolve your doubts and guide you through the process of choosing your future.

You can count on me to answer all your questions.

Eva

Student Advisor at UDIT

eva-iglesias

FAQs

Yes, according to the “Employment and Social Dimension in the Strategy” report published by the EU in 2020, one of the “employment reservoirs” will be hybrid profiles between Design and Technology.

The needs of companies support these ideas, as there is an increasing demand for professionals capable of offering consumers functional, technological, safe, attractive, and sustainable products.

The Master’s Degree lasts for 1 year, from October to July, totaling 60 ECTS credits.

The preferred profile for admission to this Master’s Degree is graduates in Design disciplines, including Digital Design, Interactive Product Design, Design and Innovation of Digital Businesses, Design and Creative Technologies, as well as Engineers, Architects, and other higher education graduates who want to specialize in product design.

We are experiencing a decisive moment for designers: a creative revolution. You will have the opportunity to rethink our products and services to care for the world we live in and the surrounding world. Bring your original and innovative thinking and create sustainable, innovative, economical, and high-quality products.

Quality Management System

Verification and Modification reports

Verification report

CONTACT us

If you have any questions or if you want to set up your access, please write or call us on +34 915 55 25 28.