Product Design

Oslo Metropolitan University

Master On Campus
24 months
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In this master’s Product Design programme at Oslo Metropolitan University you learn to take a range of roles as a designer. You will be the facilitator and the project leader of developing strategies, services, systems and product solutions. 


The skills, knowledge and general competence you develop during this study are valuable in work life, both in the private and the public sector as well as in design research and further studies at PhD level.

Design has an essential role in the shift towards sustainable societies. Design is central in user oriented methods, and when consumption behaviour is relevant products plays and important role. 

Challenges include increased populations, digitalisation of professional, social and private life. 

These societal challenges demand professional designers that can comprehend and visualise the grand picture, define scopes for work, and develop pragmatic solutions in relation to different strategic levels. You therefore will do research and develop design solutions in micro and macro perspectives.


After completing this master's Product Design programme at Oslo Metropolitan University, you are qualified to work with design in a range of different fields.

Product designers are sought after for a wide range of positions both in the public and private sector nationally and internationally. Establishing a business, or progressing to PhD studies are also alternatives after graduation.

The courses in the programme are set to make you work with products and/or services in a user oriented, convincing and professional way.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of Science and Design Research
  • Design and Culture
  • Sustainable Design Approaches
  • Design for Experience
  • Practical Training
  • Strategies in Product Communication
  • Visualizing Complexity
  • Technology and Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent degree, including in-depth study of subjects, topics or topic groups equivalent to at least 80 ECTS within the field of design.
  • An average grade of at least C (according to the ECTS grading scale) on your bachelor's degree.
  • A portfolio consisting of documented design works related to products, systems or services  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.
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The only cost of this programme is the semester fee  of approximately 1000 NOK (101 EUR) and a materials fees of 2200 NOK (222 EUR) You pay both of these fees each semester of the programme. There are no tuition fees. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Product Design
Oslo Metropolitan University


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