|MSc in Strategic Product Design|
The International Hellenic University (IHU) 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 graduates, from various discplines, with a key set of skills, hands-on experience on advanced software along with state-of-the-art equipment and management of operations knowledge for real world projects which are crucial to achieve success in their chosen career.
Reshape your future!
Aims and objectives
The Core CoursesThe core courses ensure acquisition of knowledge in practical concepts and attainment skills directly relevant to career aspirations:
The core corses ensure acquisition of knowledge in practical concepts and attainment skills directly relevant to career aspirations:
Second TermProduct Management Stream
Product Creativity & Design Stream
Industrial Design & Innovation Stream
The Academic Faculty
Duration of the programme: 1 year full-time (FT) or 2 years part-time (PT)
Teaching takes place once (PT) or twice (FT) a month except of August and September.
The programme operates on the following schedule:
Examinations take place on Friday afternoons before the teaching weekends.
Our Students’ work
3D modeling in Rhinoceros
3D scanning of a milk tank
3D scanning of an
Advanced Rhino 3D and Parametric Design Seminar
Company visit to Egnatia Foundry
Company Visit to 157-173 Designers
Company Visit to MAKE Creative Spaces
Designing Creative Synergies Conference
Final presentation of Graphic Design Projects
Lecture and Workshop
by G. Telaak
Lecture by designer Dimitris Papazoglou
Lecture by Dr Panagiotis Parthenios
Packaging Workshop with Kostas Kalogirou
Photography and Photorealism Seminar
Study trip to Milan Design Week
Workshop on Product Development
Furniture Design With Digital Media
Company Visit Xylogliptiki
Company Visit WOODTECH - Tsavdaroglou
Company Visit Alumil
Guided Visit to exhibition at NOESIS
Our newly equipped Prototyping Laboratory is available for students of Strategic Product Design programme to use under the guidance of technically competent personnel. The Laboratory is also used for external collaborations with industry partners, research projects and other academic activities.
What our students say
Success on this programme depends on each person’s desire to learn, rather than necessarily having a particularly design-orientated background. The mix of students from many different disciplines is testament to this.Αlso, the potential to become involved in extra-curricular activities is superb; from seminars on current trends by industry leading instructors, to social clubs and Internship schemes.The MSc in Strategic Product Design has certainly added value to my marketability.
Fay Chatzinikou, MSc in Strategic Product Design 2013
Attending the MSc in Strategic Product Design at the International Hellenic University was a unique opportunity to gain perspective in new fields of knowledge. My cooperation with other students with different backgrounds influenced positively my way of thinking.I am very pleased that I had the chance to attend an MSc in IHU, which is a university organized under European specifications. All professors were highly qualified and experienced; the staff was really polite and helpful.I believe this MSc will create new opportunities in my professional career.
Anna Papagaki, MSc in Strategic Product Design 2012
As an Architect I am always interested in finding new “inspirations”, ideas, ways to look at the product design process or even to life itself.The Msc in Strategic Product Design at the IHU opens my mind’s opportunities and brightens my creative horizon. As a part-time student, I have more time to “learn and enjoy” the courses and communicate with the international design trends through the lectures of my professors living and teaching at the IHU and in Europe as well.The Msc in Strategic Product Design is a refreshing experience for me, a chance to realize once more that life is a learning process at any age as long as we are willing to accept and appreciate it. The IHU offers me the “educational keys” to unlock the creative paths inside my mind.
Nikoleta Tsikoti, MSc in Strategic Product Design 2012
International Hellenic University was my opportunity to experience again advanced level studies at European standards. I am not exaggerating when I am saying that “MSc Strategic Product Design” course is equivalent with my previous MA studies completed at London (UK), and a great chance to interact with an English speaking environment without the need to leave my country and my current professional career.While product design as a profession isn’t popular/widespread among the Greek companies, IHU has what it takes (and most importantly, university’s philosophy and the willing of its staff for constant improvement) to prepare skilled professionals to work in an international environment or even better, to convince Greek industrial sector to invest in work force towards that direction.IHU can definitely become a bright/ shining example for the entire educational system in the Balkans (and Greece more specific).
Nikos Koumartzis, MSc in Strategic Product Design 2012