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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 3.81k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 25 July 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1619pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The Product Design for Innovation master of science programme is a product development course (from consumer goods to transports, from furniture to product-service systems) integrating experimentation, design and enterprise activities to tackle relevant real-world issues. It offers an in depth understanding of the practice and management of design and approaches to innovation in a complex context, involving advanced technical, design and social parameters.

    This master of science programme is intended for those seeking professional knowledge at the highest level in the design of products, services and experiences that define new product opportunities. The programme focuses on educating product designers who can think creatively, who can manage and lead multidisciplinary design teams, ready to deal with emerging technologies and future scenarios, open to the exploration of alternative design solutions.

    1st Year

    • CONCEPT DESIGN STUDIO
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STUDIO
    • USER STUDIES FOR PRODUCT DESIGN
    • DESIGN NARRATIVES
    • MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT INNOVATION
    • THEORIES AND CULTURE OF INNOVATION
    • BUSINESS INNOVATION
    • ART DIRECTION E COPYWRITING
    • DESIGN OF EVENTS
    • GAME DESIGN
    • THE COMPLETE ELEMENT METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
    • LIGHT ART AND DESIGN OF LIGHT
    • NANOTECHNOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR DESIGN
    • SYSTEM DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
    • DIGITAL MODELLING FOR FASHION
    • VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING
    • FASHION AESTHETICS
    • COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND GENDER CULTURE
    • DESIGN THE COMPLEXITY
    • SCENT DESIGN
    • LIGHT, MAN, SPACE IN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
    • ONLINE GAME DESIGN
    • REVERSE MODELING
    • VIDEOGAMES DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING
    • SCENOGRAPHY OF LIGHT - THE CITY AS STAGE
    • GENERATIVE DESIGN
    • TEMPORARY URBAN SOLUTIONS
    • DESIGN FOR THE TACTUAL EXPERIENCE
    • USER AND SOCIAL INNOVATION
    • ANALYSIS OF THE FILM AND NARRATIVE WORLDS
    • LABORATORIO DI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
    • PARAMETRIC REPRESENTATION METHODS
    • DESIGN E NEUROSCIENZE
    • DIGITAL STRATEGY
    • INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSE OF ROBOTICS

    2nd Year

    • FINAL SYNTHESIS DESIGN STUDIO
    • DESIGN SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS (SEMINARS)
    • BUSINESS INNOVATION
    • ART DIRECTION E COPYWRITING
    • DESIGN OF EVENTS
    • GAME DESIGN
    • THE COMPLETE ELEMENT METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
    • LIGHT ART AND DESIGN OF LIGHT
    • NANOTECHNOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR DESIGN
    • SYSTEM DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
    • DIGITAL MODELLING FOR FASHION
    • VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING
    • FASHION AESTHETICS
    • COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND GENDER CULTURE
    • DESIGN THE COMPLEXITY
    • SCENT DESIGN
    • LIGHT, MAN, SPACE IN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
    • ONLINE GAME DESIGN
    • REVERSE MODELING
    • VIDEOGAMES DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING
    • SCENOGRAPHY OF LIGHT - THE CITY AS STAGE
    • GENERATIVE DESIGN
    • TEMPORARY URBAN SOLUTIONS
    • DESIGN FOR THE TACTUAL EXPERIENCE
    • USER AND SOCIAL INNOVATION
    • ANALYSIS OF THE FILM AND NARRATIVE WORLDS
    • LABORATORIO DI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
    • PARAMETRIC REPRESENTATION METHODS
    • DESIGN E NEUROSCIENZE
    • DIGITAL STRATEGY
    • INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSE OF ROBOTICS
    • INTERNSHIP

    University requirements

    Admission Requirements

    Who can apply

    In order to be eligible to apply to a Laurea (equivalent to bachelor degree) programme, you must hold a secondary school qualification conferred after a minimum of 12 years of schooling (overall). Moreover, you must have achieved your qualification after at least 2 years of attendance of the same education system.

    Enrolment procedure

    In order to complete the enrolment procedures you need to prepare the following documents in the country where the educational system of the school issuing your diploma belongs to (for example: for a school with British educational system in Peruvian territory the authorities of reference are those of the UK).

    You will then consign the original documents upon official enrolment. Documents at point 1, 3, 4 and 5 must be duly apostilled (only if the country where the diploma has been achieved is part of the Hague Convention abolishing requirement for legalization of foreign public documents). Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents, so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are parties of the Convention.

    Documents requiered 

    • Diploma of secondary education: Unless the document is not issued by the school directly in English, French or Spanish, a translation is mandatory. Politecnico di Milano accepts translations in Italian (preferably), English, French or Spanish. 
    • Declaration of Value% Issued by the Italian Diplomatic Representative related to the high school degree. The Declaration of Value is a document, released by the Italian competent Authority in the Country to which the educational system of your school refers, attesting the validity of your Diploma and in particular attesting you are entitled to enter University.Students graduated in Europe can replace the Declaration of Value with a Certificate Supplement.
    • English language test: students enrolled in Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes held in English; the minimum requirements for English language proficiency.
    • Certificate: confirming the examinations passed and translated into Italian if not issued by the university directly in English, French or Spanish. Politecnico di Milano accepts translation into Italian, English, French or Spanish.

    Note: only English mother tongue students and those who can prove that English was the medium of instruction of their secondary studies are exempted from providing an English language certification. In this last case, students are required to provide an official document, issued by the school or the government, certifying that English was their medium of instruction.


    Program requirements

    Requirements

    • Online application
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Motivation letter
    • Portfolio
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Language certificates (English). TOEFL min 78, IELTS min 6. 

    Scholarships

    • Merit-based scholarships

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