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What will I learn?

The Division of Industrial Design offers research study opportunities in Postgraduate Degree Programme leading to Masters of Art (Industrial Design).

This 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. Students 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 (2 to 3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,600.00 (11,06,719) 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

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

To be admitted to the master’s degree by research programme, students should have at least a good Second Class (Honours) degree; or Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design with Honours degree or its international academic equivalent. In both cases, they should be able to demonstrate ability to pursue research in the selected field of study. 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. They are encouraged to take the TSE (Test of Spoken English) and TWE (Test of Written English).


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