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Design Sciences

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Education

Design sciences offer courses and programs in many subjects. 

Packaging logistics

The role of packaging is becoming increasingly important and companies have started to realize that packaging can do more than just protect and promote products. Our courses provides students with extensive competence about packaging including everything from a basic understanding of packaging functions, properties, production and use to deep insights about how packaging affects logistics and transportation in supply chains. In all our courses, you work actively in projects with companies where you learn how to develop consumer packaging and packaging systems based on a holistic perspective and the latest research results. Several approaches and methods are introduced and used in our courses to provide students with powerful tools and a knowledge basis that they can practically apply in industry.
Courses in packaging logistics

Ergonomics and aerosol technology

Work is central in the lives of most people and has significance for an individual’s identity. To understand how people at work interactive with each other and with technology requires knowledge from many different fields. This is the case no matter if you work in healthcare, social services or heavy industry. Among the many factors that determine how a work environment comes into being, technology and its design often play a decisive role. It is important that engineers and designers early on in their training are given the opportunity to study the work environment area.

Ergonomics and aerosol technology offer courses in the following areas: Work and health, architecture and design, interaction design, air pollution and health risks, organization and leadership, risk management, thermal environment, virtual reality, and ageing and design.
Ergonomics and aerosol technology

Innovation, technology and management in healthcare

Our courses aim to give participants a deepened understanding of how innovations of both technical and social character are created. The course deals with design and development of both new products (goods and services) and new processes (technological and organizational), with a particular focus on methods, tools and strategies for the early phases of the innovation process. The courses aim to develop the participants’ innovative capability from an integrated innovation perspective, where course participants will gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience of e.g. needs and requirements analysis, trend and opportunity analysis, business and value modelling, and concept and prototype generation.

Trough needs-motivated projects anchored in business and society, course participants will work in teams to create conceptual solution proposals and evaluate these with respect to feasibility from a technical perspective, desirability from a user perspective and viability from a business perspective.

Industrial design

Industrial design means participating in the whole process around product development, from idea to final form. This requires fresh knowledge and awareness in many different areas. The industrial designer should also be able to reflect on cultural and technological shifts in society. A stronger connection between aesthetic, technological, industrial and economical aspects has become necessary.

The education is divided into two parts. A three-year industrial design programme leading to a Bachelors degree worth 180 credits (Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design). You can then apply for a Master’s programme worth 120 credits (2 years), leading to a Master’s degree (Master of Arts in Industrial Design).
Read more about the School of Industrial Design here

Product development

Product Development offers a range of courses which deal with different aspects of getting better products to market faster. At the core are a number of courses relating to engineering design and analysis, and to the product development processes and methodologies. We also have a number of more specialized courses that are of great importance to most types of product development, including industrial design, manufacturing methods, and mechatronics. These courses will give the engineering foundation, management skills, and problem solving abilities, required for our graduates to be of immediate use to industry upon graduation.
Courses in product development

Rehabilitation engineering and Universal design

Do you always remember that people are different? Certec´s courses in rehabilitation engineering and Universal design aim to make sure that as future professionals engineering and industrial design graduates will be able to take into account people's different conditions and abilities, and contribute to making the products, services and environments they develop accessible to as many as possible. As our society strives for more diversity and inclusion, the knowledge and ability to understand people and their different life situations are important qualities to hold. 
Courses in rehabilitation engineering and Universal design

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