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Master of Design

At AHO, we encourage students to choose courses based on interests. The courses available to the student depend on course-specific prerequisites, as well as the path of study the student has been admitted to. 

1st year: Structured around courses and projects from the different specializations Industrial Design, Interaction Design, or Service Design, or embark on a more personal hybrid blend of the three. Students have an option of working with a Systems Oriented Design approach to their specialized or hybrid area of study.
2nd year: The first semester of the second year is dedicated to the chosen specialization, or to interdisciplinary work based on systems oriented design. Parallel to this, the students start to plan and find a theme for their diploma projects. The final semester is dedicated to the diploma project, which can be done in close co-operation with external companies and organisations, or in connection with the research and development currently taking place at the Institute of Design and Centre for Design Research.

Course overview (curriculum)

Industrial Design
Semester Studio course (24 ECTS) Specialization (6 ECTS)
1st semester
 
Industrial Design 1 or System Oriented Design
 
Elective specialization
2nd semester Elective studio course* or exchange semester Elective specialization or Exchange semester
3rd semester Elective studio course** Pre-Diploma (obligatory)
4th semester Diploma (30 ECTS) (obligatory)
 
 
 
Interaction Design
Semester Studio course (24 ECTS) Specialization (6 ECTS)
1st semester
 
Interaction Design 1 or System Oriented Design
 
Elective specialization
2nd semester Elective studio course* or exchange semester Elective specialization or Exchange semester
3rd semester Elective studio course** Pre-Diploma (obligatory)
4th semester Diploma (30 ECTS) (obligatory)
 
 
 
Service Design
Semester Studio course (24 ECTS) Specialization (6 ECTS)
1st semester
 
Service Design 1 or System Oriented Design
 
Elective specialization
2nd semester Elective studio course* or exchange semester Elective specialization or Exchange semester
3rd semester Elective studio course** Pre-Diploma (obligatory)
4th semester Diploma (30 ECTS) (obligatory)
 
 
 
*Elective studio course (based on prerequisites) in the 2nd semester in accordance with the current programme description approved by the Academic Committee. ** Elective studio course (based on prerequisites) in the 3rd semester in accordance with the current programme description approved by the Academic Committee.