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Master in Industrial Design Engineering

The Master in Industrial Design Engineering complements the knowledge acquired in any area of engineering by delving into the field of emerging technologies, scientific research and innovation.

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The future of industrial design engineering involves understanding new technologies and using them efficiently to create creative proposals that transform the current industry, that generate more connected, efficient and sustainable societies, and that, in turn, improve the user experience.

In the Master in Industrial Design Engineering you’ll work together with the main innovation centres in Catalonia specialized in nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials, manufacturing, smart textiles, and other new technologies that are opening up a new market in the field of industrial design.

The student profile for this master’s degree is a person who is motivated to offer solutions to real problems in society, who wants to work in industrial sectors like mechanics, electronics, and industry 4.0 or with design and engineering companies. It is also targeted at people interested in working at centres for innovation, technology transfer, scientific research or applied research.

Access and Admission Requirements: An official university degree, or equivalent, in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Design, Telecommunications or similar.

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Our Master in Industrial Engineering provides the necessary tools to train professionals specialized in industrial engineering and design capable of transforming today’s industry.

Elisava offers an unrivalled framework in which students are trained taking into account present and future needs. Our teaching system aims to bring the new realities emerging from the sector closer. The direct and constant contact with companies, professionals and technological centres trains the student and offers them a real and founded vision of the new needs in design and industrial engineering.

The Master in Industrial Design Engineering has the collaboration of different agents, both national and international, pioneers in the field of industrial design. In this sense, it is important to highlight that Barcelona is a pioneering city in the field of engineering and design. There is no better setting than our city for the student of these disciplines.


  • Educating professionals with a strategic vision to define a value proposition based on advanced technology.
  • Understanding the positioning of a product in the market and the development of a business model.
  • Acquiring the skills to combine creativity and technology.
  • Exploring new avenues for creation through scientific and technical knowledge for innovation in the industry.
  • Learning to use the methodologies to find valuable insights in order to conceptualize an innovative product.
  • Understanding the composition of reactive materials, smart textiles, printed electronics as an opportunity for the trend toward integrated products.
  • Obtaining knowledge on the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of People (IoP) and Smart Objects concepts.
  • Adquiring solid knowledge about digital manufacturing associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), as one of the new production models.


Master in Industrial Design Engineering programme

1 Technology and creation

Imagine and create new future scenarios taking technology as a starting point to inspire creative proposals.

1.1 The creative process in industrial design engineering
1.2 Research to determine insights
1.3 Disruptive proposals products in the technological society
1.4 Techniques for creativity
1.5 The study and application of trends in technology
1.6 Design and definition of the value proposition

2 Advanced materials

Learn and understand how to balance the relationship between technology, people and global sustainability.

2.1 Smart Objects: Current situation and trends
2.2 Soft wearables: Smart textiles and printed electronics
2.3 Active and passive materials, (electro-active) perchlorinated materials, materials for additive manufacturing and biological materials
2.4 Nanomaterials and nanotechnology

3 Digital industry

Discover how design processes relate to digital manufacturing and how they can improve industrial efficiency.

3.1 Digital manufacturing: Design, engineering and production
3.2 Materials selection and digital fabrication technologies
3.3 Innovation in additive and subtractive processes
3.4 Innovation in joining processes
3.5 Virtual modelling and simulation for digital manufacturing
3.6 Advanced design and manufacturing using digital technologies
3.7 Printing on fabrics
3.8 New value propositions and approaches to business models

4 Engineering of integrated technologies

Understand how design makes it possible to build systems that integrate computing, data storage, and communication using electronic components and technological processes for manufacturing and assembly.

4.1 Fundamentals of modern electronics
4.2 Understanding and managing sensor technology
4.3 Design possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of People (IoP)
4.4 Smart materials and objects
4.5 Techniques for designing embedded systems
4.6 Embedded systems architectures and platforms

5 Data

Explore how data is used today, what kind of information is obtained and how it gives rise new business models.

5.1 Data collection, preparation, and cross-referencing
5.2 Machine learning
5.3 Data access
5.4 Design and data
5.5 Cybersecurity
5.6 Big data management
5.7 Usability
5.8 Artificial intelligence

6 Business strategy and business model

Learn to develop a crowdfunding campaign, the tool that helps improve the strategies for marketing, operations and financing for any project.

6.1 Legality and regulation in sectorial production
6.2 Entrepreneurial ecosystem and skills
6.3 The business model
6.4 Customer discovery methodology
6.5 Customer development methodology
6.6 Business model canvas methodology
6.7 Lean start-up methodology
6.8 Crowdfunding campaign design and strategy

7 Master’s Final Project

Develop a single final, transversal project which must involve the use of technical and methodological tools.

7.1 Doing research for understanding and definition, based on a challenge
7.2 Coming up with conceptualizations for innovative proposals
7.3 Technical resolution for the implementation of a design proposal
7.4 Master classes with professionals
7.5 Projects
7.6 Workshop
7.7 Final Project advisement sessions

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Each academic year, students with very diverse professional and cultural profiles of more than 80 nationalities from all over the world attend their master’s or postgraduate training at Elisava. We want to promote connections and networks among students beyond the context of each master’s degree to promote the exchange of knowledge through very diverse projects: we organize interdisciplinary workshops and conferences; transdisciplinary projects with students from several master’s degrees; collaborations with companies, institutions and NGOs…

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Masters’ Scholarships

Do you want to study the Master in Industrial Design Engineering at Elisava? In this section you will be able to check all the information on the annual call for scholarships, which recognize, reward and disseminate the talent and excellence of future master’s students.

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