Collaborative and Industrial Design, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #137 (QS) ,
The Master’s programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design (CoID) focuses on design's role in society. It provides skills to work as design entrepreneurs and in a range of roles within industry, business, communities, education and the government. This programme is offered by Aalto University.

About

The programme extends industrial design into interaction design, service design, co-design and other emerging fields in which design activities can enhance the quality of the environment and people’s life. Students learn empathic, critical, strategic and technical skills needed in design innovation processes. They are also encouraged to explore novel roles in design industry.

This Collaborative and Industrial Design programme is offered by Aalto University.

Skill outcomes

The CoID programme perceives design as a human-centred and multidisciplinary collaborative activity. It provides its students creative skills in problem-setting, problem-solving, and teamwork. Over the duration of the programme, students develop an understanding of design in relation to contemporary culture and to the innovation system, be it local or global, private or public. The students achieve an ability to design, lead design work, and collaborate with non-designers, and thus gain the skills to shape change in contemporary communities and companies.

Students are trained in concept design, co-design, strategic design, and design research. They learn skills needed to capture and reframe design briefs and problems to justify their insights and make well-grounded design concepts. They learn to construct these concepts with models and prototypes and to test their design ideas through research. They learn strategic design skills needed to manage innovation in business settings, as well as co-design skills to manage social innovation in organisations and the public sector.

Academic skills

The CoID programme fosters students’ skills in presentation, writing and visualisation. Students gain an understanding of design research methods and learn to apply them in academic, societal and business contexts. The programme provides the students with skills needed to continue in doctoral studies. These include skills in academic research and analysis of information, in applying these in ill-structured and ambiguous design and research tasks, and in reporting their findings rigorously.

Career opportunities

Graduates develop abilities to work in design industry and to create and apply design-driven understanding to answer to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Career opportunities vary from entrepreneurship to expert tasks in public organisations and in international business tackling contemporary problems at a global scale. The programme prepares its graduates also for careers in corporate design research and for doctoral studies.

Internationalisation

The CoID programme’s learning community is international and multicultural. Furthermore, students are encouraged to apply for international exchange studies or internships and gain experience in international competitions, exhibitions, conferences, and trade fairs.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction
  • Design and Culture
  • Design  research
  • Thesis seminar  
  • Personal project / project
  • Personal project / seminar
  • Product Architecture Design
For more information, please visit programme website.

                                Detailed Programme Facts

                                • Programme intensity Full-time
                                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                                • Credits
                                  120 ECTS
                                • Languages
                                  • English
                                • Delivery mode
                                  On Campus

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                                English Language Requirements

                                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                • Minimum required score:

                                  6.5

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                                • Minimum required score (Grade C):

                                  180

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                                Academic Requirements

                                Applicants for the CoIDI programme in apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The programme seeks students with skills to develop processes and structures, to create innovative design solutions both individually and in team settings, with personal and artistic insightfulness, ideation skill, and goal-orientation and motivation.

                                Eligible applicants for the programme have earned a Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) or completed equivalent studies. 

                                The selection process for Collaborative and Industrial Design only has one stage. Students are selected to the programme based on the application as a whole, including the portfolio, CV and study plan. 

                                Tuition Fee

                                • International Applies to you

                                  15000 EUR/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                  Free
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                                  Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                                Living costs for Helsinki

                                • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
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