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MSc Integrated Design Innovation

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Full time | Plymouth University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

MSc Integrated Design Innovation

Engage with revolutionary digital technologies within the Industry 4.0 agenda. With a focus on multidisciplinary industrial design environments, this programme invites you to develop advanced digital design and fabrication/manufacturing skills applicable to a range of fields such as architectural technology and construction, mechanical engineering design and industrial design. Upon graduation, you can join emerging and fast-growing technological and creative sectors.

Careers with this subject

On completion, you graduate as a highly skilled professional, able to work in multidisciplinary environments with a series of transferable collaborative, technological, business and design skills. Sectors currently adopting Industry 4.0 technology include creative, construction, manufacturing and robotics.

Key features

  • Join the Industry 4.0 revolution with a degree from a top 10 UK Young University for Art, Design and Architecture (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019) and in the First-Class Category of Sustainable Universities in the UK (People and Planet Green League 2018).
  • Develop advanced skills in digital design applicable to a range of industry sectors such as manufacturing, construction and industrial design.
  • Benefit from our newly developed lab spaces, with state-of-the-art equipment and technical support for digital fabrication and immersive media.
  • Gain multidisciplinary experience in a project-based learning environment by working alongside MA/MSc students, associate tutors from industry and academic staff from the School of Art, Design and Architecture, and the School of Engineering.
  • 100% coursework. No exams!
  • Opportunity to pursue research degrees (MPhil/PhD) as well as cross-collaboration with other postgraduate courses such as MRes Digital Arts and Technology and MA Smart Urban Futures.
  • Part-time route available (5 semesters over 2 years).


Through a combination of individual and team project-based work, the Design Lab explores design modelling and fabrication approaches to the resolution of challenges through advanced digital techniques. The course follows a co-design approach where students work with external partners from industry, tech startups, peer learners, third sector and community groups on shared outcomes.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent and evidence of a sustained engagement with associated fields of practice.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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