The MSc in Strategic Product Design Programme is being offered by the School of Science & Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University. The programme aims to provide innovative education at postgraduate level with an interdisciplinary approach as regards the design, development, management and production of products of every scale in the context of modern production and distribution technologies as well as modern forms of administration. The Programme is targeted towards graduates including professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge in the following fields:
- Product and Services Management,
- Product Creativity and Design and
- Industrial Design and Innovation.
The most important factor for the development of innovative industrial and technological products is the existence of high-level human resources with the appropriate knowledge and skills. In this context, it is of particular importance to increase the opportunities for education and training by enhancing knowledge, skills and qualifications in order to increase employment opportunities for the people involved in the innovation and manufacturing industry and in the management and supply of high quality products.
The International Hellenic University MSc in Strategic Product Design programme offers to postgraduate students a thorough understanding of theory and practice in the areas of product design. The programme provides to graduates, from various disciplines, with a key set of skills, hands-on experience on advanced software along with state-of-the-art 3D equipment and management of operations knowledge for real world projects , which are crucial to achieve success in their chosen career. In particular, the MSc invests in innovation and trains students in various technical, economic, managerial and business aspects of 3D printing, a disruptive technology which is expected to replace in the future certain traditional production methods, reform the whole industrial process chain and also create a new innovative industry.
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the programme are summarized as follows:
- Understanding of the current status and future trends in product design
- Hands-on experience on advanced software and state-of-the-art equipment
- Collaborations and consultation with design and engineering companies
- Marketing and branding of new products
- Interdisciplinary approach to design thinking
- Management of operations knowledge for real world projects
- Innovation driven design and entrepreneurship
- An insight into production techniques and modern applications
- Design and management leadership
The MSc in Strategic Product Design is designed for university graduates with the following academic backgrounds: Engineering, Geotechnical, Natural Sciences, Business/Economics. Leading academics from prestigious academic institutions from Greece and abroad, together with key players from industry and product design related organizations, teach in the programme.
The courses of the programme are taught exclusively in English. The academic staff comes from Universities in Greece and abroad.
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