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Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation
14 months
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation

Becoming Product Designer in Milan today is a recognized value on professionalism.

The Politecnico, together with its advanced production system and a top-class historic culture, creates for its master students access to this value.

Politecnico's technical and design culture, placed in Design 7th place in the world and powered by Italian design masters such as Marco Zanuso and Achille Castiglioni, is integrated with the high technology and engineering expertise in the field of production and innovative materials, feeding the tradition of excellence from the Nobel Prize for Chemistry Giulio Natta to our day.

It is a high profile professionalism the Specializing Master purpose, placing the designer and product design expert in line with contemporary technology and innovation, starting from a solid tradition on creativity and method.

The Number of Admitted Students is 20

Admission requirements

Legacy Laurea or Diploma degree or current Laurea or specialization degree in engineering, architecture, or industrial design. Foreign students may present equivalent degrees earned abroad.

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Program content

Didactic Modules

The 11 learning modules:

  1. Computer-aided Design (CAD)
  2. Processes and Criteria for Designing
  3. Production Processes and Methods
  4. Financial Evaluation of a Design
  5. Quality Control and Certification, Patenting
  6. Materials and Technologies
  7. Enterprise and Innovation
  8. Tools for Design-driven Innovation
  9. Empowerment
  10. English Language
  11. Seminars

Workshops and Product-development Laboratory

  • Workshop 1: Product Concept and Layout
  • Workshop 2 and Product-development Laboratory: Design and executive development of industrial product
  • Product-development Laboratory: Executive development of industrial products


The aim of the Master is to train professionals whose ability to generate ideas for new products is accompanied by technical skills and awareness of industrial feasibility.

In particular, the outgoing student will be able to:

  • Be part of professional firms that collaborate in the various phases of product development, from concept to engineering
  • Be part of manufacturing companies belonging to the sectors that characterize the Italian production fabric (e.g. household appliances, professional appliances, lighting, furniture, toys and products for children) 
  • Engage in freelance activities with enhanced interaction skills with the business world.

Career opportunities

The professional role will be that of product designer and expert project manager, with theoretical knowledge combined with significant experiences applied to production processes.By achieving the necessary professional experience in the field, students will be able to aspire to the role of product manager responsible for new product development.

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About this institute is based in Milan, a universally known and recognised international centre of excellence for design.

The permanent structures, cultural institutions, fairs and showrooms, publishing industry, schools, displays, exhibitions, and events that the city has to offer are numerous and contribute to creating a culturally lively and dynamic climate that can enrich professional and training courses,...

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Why study at

  • Founded by Politecnico di Milano, operates in the field of design by organizing training programmes for young graduates and professionals, as well as for companies that are closely focused on innovation
  • offers more than 50 educational products to cover a variety of application domains in the design sector. These range from products to interiors, from fashion to communication, and from services to cultural projects.
  • More than 80% of the participants are active in design studios and industry leaders within one year of completing their studies at
  • operates into an international network that is continuously growing thanks to the wide-ranging experiences and collaborations in an increasingly interconnected and global dimension

Contact info

Via Durando 38/a
20158 Milan

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