Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Industrial Design and Technology

This programme is designed to improve the effectiveness of industrial designers within industry. It is beneficial for both recent graduates and current practitioners in advancing their core design knowledge and specialist skills to a higher level. It further develops critical awareness of major industrial design practice, increasing the student's input and value to current and potential employers. Students also develop skills in producing a balanced portfolio of high quality designs and innovative thinking which enable them to deal with complex and interrelated issues both analytically and creatively. It covers the core skills of sketching, visual layouts, photoshop, multimedia presentation techniques, qualitative and quantitative design research methods, creating product design briefs, project management, advanced CAD application and design practice. The programme also provides students with the exciting opportunity to enter an international design competition as well as participation in industry supported projects.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 level degree in industrial or product design or closely related subject. A lower level qualification with appropriate industrial experience may also be considered. The international equivalent of a 1st or 2.1 UK degree. For those whose 1st language is not English, an English language qualification is required e.g. IELTS minimum 6.5 overall score with not less than 6.0 in the individual listening, reading, writing and speaking tests.

Course modules

Semester 1: design practice; design research methods; industrial design skills; enterprise, business and sustainability. Semester 2: industrial design workshop skills; team project; design for behaviour change; industrial design major project.

Assessment methods

Modules provided by the School are assessed by coursework only.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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