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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.

Program Structure

Mode of StudyFull-time / Part-time
Duration of Study1 year (3 semesters) for Full-time OR 2 years (6 semesters) for Part-time
Graduation’s Total Credit Hours43

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The objectives of the programme are to prepare individuals to be
PEO1Knowledgeable and technically competent in Computer Aided Industrial Design discipline in-line with the industry requirement;
PEO2Effective in communication and demonstrate good leadership quality in an organisation;
PEO3Effective in communication and demonstrate good leadership quality in an organisation;
PEO4Able 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
PL01Acquire and apply knowledge of sciences and industrial design to industrial engineering design field;
PLO2Demonstrate comprehensive technical expertise in industrial design engineering;
PLO3Communicate effectively both in written and spoken form with engineers, other professionals and community;
PLO4Identify, formulate and provide creative, innovative and effective solutions to industrial design engineering problems;
PLO5Function individually or in teams, effectively, with a capability to be a leader;
PLO6Recognise the need for and to engage in, life-long learning and professional development;
PLO7Self-motivate and enhance entrepreneurship skills for career development;
PLO8Understand 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 OfferedName of Course/ Module
Semester 1 Year 1 Advanced Design Techniques

Computer Aided Product Development

Industrial Design Technology

Materials and Sustainable Design

Advance Research Methodology
Semester/ Year OfferedName of Course/ Module
Semester 2 Year 1Design for Manufacture and Assembly

Innovative Product Development Design

Industrial Engineering Systems

Research Project 1

Elective 1
Semester/ Year OfferedName of Course/ Module
Semester 3 Year 1Research Project 2

Elective 2

Elective 3

Elective 4

*Elective Subjects Offered

Semester/ Year OfferedName of Course/ Module
Semester 2/3 Year 1Ergonomic 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 Prospect

  • Expert Designer
  • Lecturer