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Engineering Design and Innovation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration
University rank #31 (QS) , IL,
The Engineering Design and Innovation program of Northwestern University teaches students to lead the design of future innovative products, services, and technologies.

About

The Engineering Design and Innovation program of Northwestern University has students that are engineers who like to create new things, are comfortable with problems that are hard to pin down, and care about culture and contemporary context. At EDI, we introduce you to design thinking, a process of user observation, visualization, rapid prototyping, and iteration.

Program highlights

The program is a full-time graduate program that teaches engineers how to address design problems using a human-centered approach. While solving the needs of real people, EDI students are deeply immersed in design thinking — an innovative process of user observation, visualization, rapid prototyping, and iteration. You’ll graduate ready to lead cross-functional teams and design groundbreaking new products and services.

Students typically enter the EDI program shortly after finishing their undergraduate degree or another master's degree or within a few years of starting their careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human-Centered Design Studio
  • Design Research
  • Design Communication and Methods
  • Differentiation by Design
  • Design Strategy
  • Interaction Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • A professional resume or CV
  • Official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended
  • Portfolio of Past Work
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores (if necessary)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18689 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    37378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18689 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
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  • per quarter: $18,689

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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