Programme

The SPD Master’s programme can be started either in the autumn or in the spring semester. The starting date determines the order in which courses are taken. In the autumn semester the programme focuses on the generation of concepts, while in the spring semester the focus is on design evaluation. The second year starts with a semester with an individual focus. Students can shape this semester to meet their professional ambitions. Examples of opportunities are to do a multidisciplinary design project, elective courses, a (research) internship, or a study abroad. The second year ends with establishing, defining and completing the individual graduation project.

Detailed course content

For the detailed contents of the SPD Master courses, you can view the Study guide.

Specialisations & Annotations

There are several specialisations and annotations for this Master, including Medisign and the Honours Programme.

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Master Variant for Engineers

This Variant of the MSc programme SPD is meant for excellent students with a constructive engineering background who have a strong affinity with industrial design and wish to pursue an MSc in Strategic Product Design.  

The Master starts with an intensive semester-long homologation programme in industrial design. After this homologation semester you will take the 2 regular semesters with the main courses in the SPD programme, followed by the graduation project in the last semester. The programme takes two years and does not have a ‘free elective’-semester. Upon completion you will receive an MSc diploma in Strategic Product Design.