Master of Science in Industrial Design

Programme Summary

The programme brings together product design creativity with the technical knowledge and skills of engineering. This programme is designed to prepare graduates with essential skills to solve industrial design engineering problems innovatively, creatively and ethically through sustainable approach.

Entry Requirement

A Bachelor’s degree (MQF Level 6) in Engineering / Engineering Technology with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent from a recognised university.


Candidates with the above degree, with a CGPA of lower than 2.50 may be accepted, subject to having a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience.

International students are required to have a TOEFL score of 500 or IELTS band 5.0 or its equivalent. If a student does not meet this requirement, he/she has to attend an intensive course to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the programme.

Programme Structure

Mode of Study Full-time / Part-time
Duration of Study 1 year (3 semesters) for Full-time OR 2 years (6 semesters) for Part-time
Graduation’s Total Credit Hours 43

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The objectives of the programme are to prepare individuals to be

PEO1 Knowledgeable and technically competent in Computer Aided Industrial Design discipline in-line with the industry requirement;
PEO2 Effective in communication and demonstrate good leadership quality in an organisation;
PEO3 Effective in communication and demonstrate good leadership quality in an organisation;
PEO4 Able to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills and recognize the need of life-long learning for successful career advancement.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

At the end of this programme, students should be able to


PL01 Acquire and apply knowledge of sciences and industrial design to industrial engineering design field;
PL02 Demonstrate comprehensive technical expertise in industrial design engineering;
PL03 Communicate effectively both in written and spoken form with engineers, other professionals and community;
PL04 Identify, formulate and provide creative, innovative and effective solutions to industrial design engineering problems;
PL05 Function individually or in teams, effectively, with a capability to be a leader;
PL06 Recognise the need for and to engage in, life-long learning and professional development;
PL07 Self-motivate and enhance entrepreneurship skills for career development;
PL08 Understand and commit professionally, ethically and with humane responsibility, in line with the engineer’s, technology’s and/or industrial design’s code of conduct.

Course Offering for Full-Time Students

Semester/ Year Offered Semester/ Year Offered
Semester 1 Year 1 Advanced Design Techniques
Computer Aided Product Development
Industrial Design Technology
Materials and Sustainable Design
Advance Research Methodology
Semester/ Year Offered Semester/ Year Offered
Semester 2 Year 1 Design for Manufacture and Assembly
Innovative Product Development Design
Industrial Engineering Systems
Research Project 1
Elective 1
Semester/ Year Offered Semester/ Year Offered
Semester 3 Year 1 Research Project 2
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4

*Elective Subjects Offered

Semester/ Year Offered Semester/ Year Offered
Semester 2/3 Year 1 Ergonomic Design and Human Factor
Project Management Fundamentals
Automotive Technology
Automotive Manufacturing Technology
Automotive Electronics
Advanced Machining Process
Industrial Safety and Environment
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics

Career Prospects

  • Expert Designer
  • Lecturer