Product development master's programme at Chalmers
Evolution never stops and customer expectations of products continue to grow. At the same time, resource consumption for both development and production is expected to decrease to ensure profitable business and a sustainable society.
Specifically, individual companies want to increase their competitive advantage by offering products that stand out from the competition. Moreover, modern development work is typically characterised by multi-disciplinary, international teamwork, as well as efforts to simultaneously consider several issues related to the product and its life cycle.
Product development is a core industrial activity that addresses all of these aspects – it is a multidisciplinary process of identifying and envisaging the needs of the user, company and society, and bringing those needs to life.
In this programme, you will acquire the knowledge and practical skills to master multi-disciplinary product development while taking all phases of the product life cycle into consideration. The course called “Product Development Project” is the most central part of the programme. Student teams plan and execute a product development project to solve an industrial problem in close collaboration with a partnered company.
You will also be given the opportunity to enrich your knowledge in business development, product innovation and manufacturing, which are the domains most related to product development. Thus, a master’s degree in product development provides a broad competence base, which is suitable for developing a career in R&D for large corporations, business development, start-up entrepreneurship, consulting and research. You will also have the opportunity to develop your interests by choosing courses offered in both technical and management areas.
The programme has helped me to go into the background and understand, iterate and reimagine what I thought the design process looked like
The subjects of innovation and concept development are fundamental areas in the Product development master’s programme. The courses included in the programme plan handle topics such as production management and design.
How to apply - From application to admission
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