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raunakmahtani
 
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Greetings everyone!

I'm a Mechanical Engineering undergrad from India looking to do my graduate studies in Industrial Design. I have received 2 admits for intake this Fall and wanted to know what opinion you guys have about the following Masters programs:

1) Georgia Tech MID
2) North Carolina State University (NCSU) MID

I will be coming with 6 months of experience from a design consultancy, so would be looking forward to a programs which would set a strong base of skills for me. I would be keen on a program which helps me be a broad, well-rounded designer strong at designing functional, user-centric products.

I have heard good things about both programs, but seemingly the course at NCSU is stronger.
Also, I see most graduates coming out of Georgia Tech on LinkedIn working in UI/UX. (Something I don't want to restrict myself to)
Please let me know what you think about the above points.

Thank you for your help
Regards
Raunak Mahtani
raunakmahtani@gmail.com


Ralta
 
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I need some help if anyone knows something about these art schools and these masters programmes:

Köln International School of Design (KISD) (M.Sc. Integrated design)
Politecnico di Milano (M.Sc. Product-Service-System Design OR Design and Engineering)
Sapienza University of Rome (M.Sc. Product design)

Thanks

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All I know is that at my university (Eindhoven the Netherlands) there occassionally were exchange master students from Politecnico di Milano and they were all very good. From what I have seen their program is focused mostly towards the traditional design industry (user research, sketching, 3D modeling, focus on sustainability etc).


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ralphzoontjens wrote:All I know is that at my university (Eindhoven the Netherlands) there occassionally were exchange master students from Politecnico di Milano and they were all very good. From what I have seen their program is focused mostly towards the traditional design industry (user research, sketching, 3D modeling, focus on sustainability etc).


But do you know exactly what their programme was? As their Industrial design Master is only taught in Italian, and I don't speak Italian. So I found two other programs there that might be related which are the "Product service system design" and " design and engineering". Do you know anything about these programmes or anyone who had taken them?

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It is an enormous advantage if you can speak Italian, especially in Northern Italy.
I don't know the specifics of the program, you can post questions through their website or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/polimi/
They just had an open day for the Master's so there are probably people to answer your question there.

Given the language barrier I would go for KISD out of those three. It is quite German in approach non-surprisingly so you will have to be aware to develop your own designer profile. Cologne is a great city and with public transport you can visit a lot of places. Job prospects will be good with Germany being one of the biggest economies.

Have you considered the program of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands?
Their approach to design is very innovative and the program is fully in English with a very international teacher staff.
https://www.tue.nl/en/university/depart ... al-design/


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does anyone have recommendations for a master programme in industrial design in europe?

what do you think about TU Delft for example? Integrated Product design and strategic product design

or is the programme there similar to the master programmes of Schwäbisch Gmünd or Cologne in Germany?

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Delft is good and you have a nice studying environment near the large cities. It is very innovation- and business-oriented and generates lots of startups.

Eindhoven is more down-south and is more aimed at far-future high-tech innovations developed for specific target groups.
It gets less media exposure than Delft but has been internationally recognized as one of the best programs.
Especially if you want a lot of space to develop your own projects and be inspired this is a great program.


BenAsmar
 
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Hello, im a senior going to graduate in 2017.
Currently im having a little trouble deciding on a university to study Industrial design in.
Some of my options are Griffith university(Australia) and Brunel (uk . Are their programs any good?


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Brunel, in my opinion, is a weird one. If you want to study in the UK then I would say Loughborough is the best option, after that.. I dunno. A lot of unis here are very pretentious with the names of the degrees they give out, the module titles and even the wording of the module specifications.
NCAD in Ireland (Dublin) looks really good too and is a proper city, not like Loughborough.
http://www.ncad.ie/undergraduate/school ... ct-design/


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Thanks for the reply! Ill be sure to check them out.


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I'll throw my hat in the ring.

I graduate from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI in two months, and I think this school deserves a lot more credit than it's given. It was founded by a furniture designer in the 1920's and still has one of the top furniture design programs in the US. For those unfamiliar with Grand Rapids, it used to be the furniture capital of the world and still is headquarters to companies such as Steelcase, Haworth, Herman Miller, and several others. In fact, most of the ID faculty worked together at Herman Miller back when they had an in-house team.

Grand Rapids is consistently listed as an up and coming city and the design, medical, and interestingly, entrepreneurial scenes are buzzing right now. It's an exciting time to be in GR!

As for my time at Kendall, I've had a diverse education in all of the usual industrial design skills of ergonomics, human-centered design, 3D modeling, rapid visualization, rendering, cmf, etc. Our program also focuses on start-ups and entrepreneurial design which is something most schools don't offer. In addition, KCAD as we call it, has a great relationship with the companies all around West MI and I believe our job placement rate is something like 90% or more of the graduates each year have an ID job sixth months or less after they graduate.

If you've ever worked in or around West MI you know at least a few KCAD graduates or interns at companies such as Steelcase, Newell Brands, Wolverine Worldwide, Bissell, Stryker, and Whirlpool. Furthermore, there's a handful of contract design studios around the area that regularly take KCAD interns during the summer and school year.

Some of the bigger name studios outside West Mi that KCAD alumni work for are Frog, Teague, and Ideo.

The tuition is only about $20K a year because we are technically part of a state school which is nice and KCAD offers a really great education at half the price of some of the schools that have been mentioned already.

If you're interested in footwear, furniture, consumer products, medical equipment, packaging, consumer electronics, power tools or hand tools KCAD is the place for you. If you're looking for a career in toys, transportation or automobiles there are probably schools with better connections and curriculums for you to explore. Hope that helps!

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