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What will I learn?

The M.A. /Ph.D. (ID) is a graduate programme by research that serves to advance the study of Industrial Design. It emphasizes a holistic approach to research in design thinking and practice. Candidates undertake research across a spectrum of design issues, from design processes and methods, to design problems concerning product users.

The research methodology also focuses on interactive design, environmental and sustainability concerns. The research areas of the Industrial Design programme include design theory, practice and innovation, technology and universal design, and biomedical equipment design.

Which department am I in?

School of Design and Environment

Study options

Full Time (3 - 5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$20,350.00 (11,49,068) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Design and Environment

National University of Singapore,

4 Architecture Drive,

117566, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

PhD programme requires a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or at least a Second Class Upper Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. English Language Requirements: TOEFL scores for Internet Based Test (IBT) is 90; or IELTS score of 6.0. 

For international students

To be admitted to the Doctoral programme, they should have a Master’s degree. In both cases, they should be able to demonstrate ability to pursue research in the selected field of study. A student entering the Master’s degree by research programme may apply for the Doctoral programme after one year of favourable progress towards his/her Master’s degree. Applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate education is not in English MUST submit documentary evidence of their TOEFL scores. The minimum TOEFL Score ranges from 580 TO 600 or 85 for internet based test. IELTS score should be 7 and above. Applicants are encouraged to take the TSE (Test of Spoken English) and TWE (Test of Written English).


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