Industrial Design M.Sc.

The master’s study program Industrial Design is an interdisciplinary course offered jointly by chairs of the Faculties of Architecture, Mechanical Engineering and Business Sciences at TUM as well as by chairs of LMU Munich. It focuses on graduates in disciplines related to design.

The main emphasis of the studies is to impart knowledge in design research, an interdisciplinary grasp of design as well as training in entrepreneurial thinking and practice. Through cooperation with the UnternehmerTUM, the leading university business incubator in Europe, student teams have the opportunity to work directly on products and services for new startups and businesses. The challenges of ecologically responsible mass production, changes in society caused by demographic change (“universal design”) as well as process-oriented design to the principle of New Functional Design are treated as a focus of the study course.

The study program is organized in four semesters. In order to determine the applicants' individual skills and motivations, an aptitude test is conducted as part of the admission procedure. Graduates will be able to work as designers, freelance consultants or employees for industry and economy, or work in scientific fields. The academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) entitles to a Ph.D. program.