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Master of Design

AnantU offers two full-time design degrees at post-graduate level: Master of Design and Master of Design – Integrated Product Design.

Master of Design (Transdisciplinary) 

Aimed at graduate students from a diverse range of disciplines including arts, science, engineering, architecture, and management, this programme provides students intensive learning insights on the principles of design, design thinking and manufacturing. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams, evaluating issues from multiple perspectives and over a series of conversations with industry leaders, they will create a portfolio of their work that showcases the ability of design to impact and transform the society.

Core subjects: Innovative Design Theory, Design Process, Aesthetics, Impact of Design, Conflicting Concerns, Business of Design, Design of Business, Design-Driven Innovation


Master of Design – Integrated Product Design

A unique programme offered in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, MDes-IPD combines the disciplines of engineering, management and design to train students to design compelling new products and experiences.

Students learn the fundamentals of conceptualising, designing, and creating original products, while also building skills in business planning and professional development, required to help prepare them for future roles as entrepreneurs, designers, design researchers, product engineers, and leaders of front-end innovation teams.

The programme is open to all individuals who have a keen interest in solving problems through design. Those with backgrounds in engineering, design, or entrepreneurship, along with an interest in product design are especially encouraged to apply.

Core subjects: Product Design, Ergonomics, Human Factors in Product Design, Design Process, Entrepreneurship, Problem Finding, Theories and Methods