Industrial Design and Technology Management
Behind almost any piece of technological equipment is an engineer with a background in the field of industrial design and technology management. He or she will consider how a product should be designed and how the production is to be managed as well as making sure the quality of the finished product meets the appropriate standards or predefined goals. At the same time, there are environmental issues that must be taken into consideration. This is the bachelor programme for those who want to create something new while holding a leading role among their colleagues. This three-year course at Gjøvik University College will cover the entire process, from when an idea is formed until the finished product leaves the production line.
The programme will develop knowledge of creative problem solving by studying the process from idea to finished product. The students will acquire skills within computer simulation as well as conventional laboratory testing. Insight will be given into which materials should be chosen and how to calculate both static and dynamic strengths. Emphasis will also be placed on the choice of production method and how production processes are designed.
Fundamental subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, information technology and online learning play a central role in the Industrial Design and Technology Management programme. The programme focuses on management by including subjects such as project management, production management, quality management, organisational culture and improvement processes. In addition, the curriculum draws from the resources of local industrial partners at Raufoss, where the students will be given hands-on experience throughout the duration of the programme.
Students of Industrial Design and Technology Management will, among other things:
- Learn the use of computerised tools for simulation, animation, choice of materials, drawing, calculation and presentation of both ideas and process management.
- Learn how to sort information and how to use the internet and different databases as tools to access the latest in scientific research and development.
- Learn about choosing and testing materials, choosing design, testing by the use of prototypes, carrying out calculations of strength, choosing production processes and determining quality.
- Acquire an insight into management and economics that are necessary to be able to manage production, departments or even an entire company.
Those who lack the necessary courses in mathematics or physics, but still wish to become a bachelor of Industrial Design and Technology Management, can apply for admission in our ” Tresemester ” program.
Students completing this programme will be qualified to proceed further to master level courses at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology or other university colleges.
After graduating, careers may be chosen from, for example, the following fields:
- Management and administration
- Construction and design
- Project development
- Quality assurance
ECTS credits: 180
Higher Education Entrance Qualification + “Physics1” and R2 (or equivalent)/Pre-course for Engineers/2 years Technical College. Language of instruction is Norwegian.
Semester fee: 750 NOK
Tel: 61 13 54 00