Last edit: 09/11/2020
Approved: 14/01/2021

Integrated Product Design (IPD) is a two-year Master's Programme with the goal of training engineers who, in today's highly competitive and fast changing global market, require advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to develop competitive and sustainable products in multidisciplinary teams.

Knowledge and understanding

Graduates from Integrated Product Design shall, within the area of industrial design engineering or the organisation and management of innovation and product development:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the fields' scientific foundation and proven experience
  • demonstrate in-depth insight into current research and development
  • demonstrate advanced methodological knowledge

Skills and abilities

Graduates from Integrated Product Design shall, within the area of industrial design engineering or the organisation and management of innovation and product development:

  • demonstrate the ability to search for, gather and integrate knowledge and identify their   need for additional knowledge while applying a holistic, critical and systematic approach
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and, using adequate methods, carry out skilled tasks within a given timeframe and evaluate this work
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and evaluate products, systems, methods or technical solutions with respect to people's circumstances and needs, as well as society's goals in terms of economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development
  • demonstrate the capacity, both orally and in writing, in dialogue with different groups, to clearly account for and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which these are based
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments with regard to relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects
  • demonstrate the skill required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in other advanced contexts
  • demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for planning and organising, and implement innovative product development projects in teams

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments of the possibilities and limitations of technology with respect to relevant scientific, environmental, human, societal, ethical and economic aspects
  • demonstrate initiative and innovation in utilising the extraordinary opportunities technology brings in order to create a more humane and sustainable society
  • have a good understanding of the inherent complexity of technical systems and of the fact that the process of developing them is often incompletely defined and involves conflicting requirements and expectations
  • demonstrate the ability to identify their need of further knowledge and to continuously develop their skills