Industrial Design for Architecture
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
13 November 2023
Application deadline: 13 September 2023

About this program

Industrial Design for Architecture

The Specializing Master has been set up to bring together expertise from two sectors of excellence in Italy: design and the production of building components. It enables students to combine product aesthetics and functionality with production efficiency in industrial and installation terms by offering them the opportunity to acquire skills specific to Industrial Design based on Italian design/production quality and applicable to the international market, which are fundamental to dealing with the evolution of the sector. The Course of study consists of up-front lessons, talks by experts from the various professional sectors, design studio in team or individual work, guided visits to partner companies and participation in events and fairs proper to the sector. The program will end with a final design studio and an internship in a design or Architecture practice or company of the building sector.

The Number of Admitted Students is 20

Admission requirements

The ID4A Specializing Master is intended for graduates in Industrial Design, Engineering and Architecture who wish to extend their education and gain skills in a specialized project area.Admission requirements The Specializing Master is reserved for candidates with a University Diploma or a University Degree (old Italian system degree), or a Bachelor or Master of Science (new Italian system degree) in polytechnic disciplines. As for candidates who graduated abroad, equivalent study titles in the respective educational institutions will be considered.A good level of English is required.

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Program content

Didactic Modules

The course deals with the following teaching modules:

  • History of Design and Architecture;
  • Design and the Contemporaneity;
  • Design and Innovation;
  • Design Strategy;
  • Materials Technology;
  • Manufacturing Processes for Design for Architecture;
  • Technology of the built environment;
  • Seminars;
  • Design Studio.

A training period will be attended at design or architecture professional practices or companies of the building sector.


Total tuition fee: €12,000


At the end of the course, upon passing the final exam, the “INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTURE” degree will be awarded.

Career paths

The students of the Industrial Design for Architecture Master will become expert designers, with theoretical knowledge combined with significant experiences applied to the construction sector, and product manager, with strong multidisciplinary propensities, responsible for the development of new products and their integration into the built environment.

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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 is the post-graduate school in Design of the Politecnico di Milano that supports and completes the curricular paths of the School of Design, aiming at professional training and an effective insertion in the many areas of work in which the designer operates today.

It plays a hinge role between universities, businesses, organizations and institutions and professional worlds, operating in the perspective of internationalization and establishing partnerships with universities, schools, organizations, institutions, companies and companies from time to time.

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Via Don Giovanni Verità, 25
20158 Milan

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