The Master of Science in Industrial Design trains students in research, production and development in industrial design, media design, engineering design and related professions, with an emphasis on their close interface with technology and science, as applied to design thinking, hybrid design, consumer product design, interface design (UI and UX), design of IoT, design for complex challenges, design of medical devices, parametric design and artificial intelligence, virtual design, food design, social design, design of wearable technology, digital craft, transportation design, new materials design, design for the other 90%, biologic design, marine design, design and space, design and ecology, and futuristic design.
The program is based on a series of active design laboratories and is led by faculty members who are considered leading researchers and creators in their fields. The curriculum integrates advanced design knowledge, new technologies and scientific research, and draws on collaborations with the Engineering and Science faculties at the Technion.
The program incorporates stakeholders from the business, industrial and technology sectors, while forging opportunities for research, development and technological and social entrepreneurship.
The study program is attentive to the complex processes that influence us as individuals, communities and global networks, and strives to find solutions for the vital necessities that arise from tireless, future-oriented inquiry.
The program offers a Hub of various disciplines and areas of expertise, and cultivates research, development and entrepreneurial collaborations between practitioners from different fields.
Students will gain tools for collaborative work, management and methodology of innovation, and using design thinking as a theoretical and practical foundation.
The program is designed for students who work in design, engineering and related fields who are looking to expand their knowledge and professional competencies and integrate advanced design thinking into their practice, or those who wish to transition into the design professions.
The curriculum spans two years (or longer) in the research track, leading to a Master of Science in Industrial Design with a research thesis or project thesis. In both cases, students must earn 46 academic credits (not including prerequisites), divided as follows:
- Core courses – 17 credits
- Electives – 9 credits
- Research thesis of project thesis – 20 credits
Students who do not have a background in industrial design must complete 3 credits of prerequisite courses.
The curriculum consists of three clusters:
Introductory courses – including basic topics in industrial design. Students who already studied these topics during their bachelor’s degree will be exempted from these courses upon admission to the master’s program.
Core courses – the required coursework for all students accepted in the Master of Industrial Design program, in addition to the introductory courses.
Electives – students can choose courses from two categories: 1) electives from the Industrial Design Track, 2) electives from other Faculty Tracks.
The program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design (a four-year degree from a recognized academic institution), or a bachelor’s degree (from a recognized academic institution) in related design fields such as visual communications, architecture, interior design, fashion design, jewelry design, ceramic design, textile design and fine arts, as well as graduates with a bachelor’s degree in engineering fields such as mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and management, computer engineering, food engineering, automotive and aerospace engineering, etc.
Admissions decisions will be made regarding each candidate based on their achievements and educational and professional background, and contingent on their acceptance by the Technion’s Graduate School. In general, students who are admitted have completed a bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of 80 or above. In rare cases, the admissions committee will consider candidates with a lower grade point average, but no lower than 75 (the cutoff for acceptance into the Technion’s Graduate School).
The admission decision will consider the following factors: declaration of intent, curriculum vitae, portfolio and university transcripts, which will be submitted to the program’s admissions committee. Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview. Students studying towards their bachelor’s degree may apply during their final year of studies but will only be invited for an interview upon fulfilling all prerequisite requirements.
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Keren Steger Ben David, Graduate Studies Coordinator, Amado Building 312, 04-8294285, firstname.lastname@example.org