Industrial Design Engineering

This study programme develops skilful and creative specialists who are able to combine engineering idea with a sense of art.

The graduates of the programme understand the industrial design, are able to generate user-oriented ideas of industrial design, design mass-produced goods of medium technological complexity, perform engineering analysis, as well as apply innovative materials and production technologies.

Entry requirements
Code 6123EX001
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle First cycle
Field Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 4 y.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Engineering Sciences
  • University of Limerick (Ireland)
  • University of Twente (Netherlands)
  • University of Deusto (Spain)
 

Values

Structure

The link between the engineering science and industrial design

The main tasks of creation process are to recognise and analyse design features of the newly created or improved products and plan the implementation of their design. This can be achieved only through the general knowledge and skills of engineering and industrial design.

Practice

During the studies, theoretical knowledge is put into practice

Students, participating in the creative workshops, propose new ideas for the products of the companies and learn how to properly represent their skills.  Two internships of professional activity are provided in the study programme: first should be performed at the base of Vilnius Academy of Arts and the second should be performed in the Lithuanian engineering companies.

Skills

Good knowledge of multidisciplinary product development process

By working in a company, a specialist of industrial design engineering assesses not only the functional, but the aesthetic needs of the new product in the context of competition and market changes; therefore, he can easily adapt to the changing conditions and needs of the industry, business, and society.

Career

High demand for the specialists of industrial design engineering

The analysis of labour supply and cooperation with the social partners shows that there is a high demand for the specialists who are able to design and implement ideas of industrial design in the product, as well as understand the characteristics of materials and production.

Colleagues

Advanced and ambitious students choose this study programme

This programme is studied by the motivated, creative and advanced students, showing good study results. It ensures friendly and study-oriented environment, helping to gain the necessary knowledge and skills easily.

 

Skills

Object of creation – consumables, aesthetic products, sketches, and projects
Materials – metal, glass, plastic, ceramics, etc.
Design – aesthetics, style, functionality, and ergonomics
Technical creation – idea generation, modelling, optimisation, design, and visualisation
Design thinking Design solutions of the created or improved products Engineering solutions of a product Process management of the creative-design activities

Testimonials

Henrikas Mykolaitis

Coordinator of the Lithuanian national technology platform “Ateities gamyba”

 

New investors constantly visit Lithuania and Lithuanian engineering companies get stronger by seeking to create new products which would help them to conquer the global markets. There is a lack of creative specialists who can develop new products, are able to adopt and apply advanced engineering solutions during the phases of design and production, and respond quickly to the market situation in the Lithuanian engineering industry. The development of the national intellectual forces, emphasis on the engineering potential, and design innovations in the industrial areas should be seen as the important assumptions of the national economic growth and increase in competitiveness.

Jovita Markuckytė

Postgraduate of the study programme “Integrated Product Design” (KTH Royal Institute of Technology).

 

Once I got admitted to the KTU study programme “Industrial Design Engineering”, I formed a very good opinion about it, since it offered me convenient scientific environment, active and fun students, as well as good-natured and understanding lecturers. I applied the obtained knowledge of engineering and design successfully during the internship and preparation of the Bachelor thesis. Moreover, I was employed during the internship. I’m glad that I studied this study programme which is intensive and interesting and its job opportunities are very clear

Career

Student’s competences:
-Creation of new products from idea to prototype;
– Visualisation and animation of industrial and consumer products using graphic software;
– Preparation of technical drawings and 3D modelling using CAD systems;
– Engineering analysis of the designed products and optimisation of constructions.

Student’s skills:
– Able to develop engineering design ideas, proposals and solutions;
– Able to define engineering problems related to product development, clarify requirements applied to a product, analyse possible engineering solutions, select and implement the most appropriate one;
– Able to present creative ideas and projects of industrial products using visual and animation technologies;
– Able to design products of attractive design with regards to the properties of materials, production technologies, technical, social, health, safety, environmental, commercial and other defined requirements.

 

 

You may become

– Selection of functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and decoration, precise definition and recommendations for production;
– Development of design concepts for industrial, commercial and consumer goods and jewellery;
– Combining of aesthetic aspects and technical, functional, ecological and production requirements.

– Preparation of working drawings according to sketches and technical specifications prepared by engineers and designers;
– Creation of drawings for clothing using computer design and drawing equipment;
– Preparation of the information related to mounting, operation, technical maintenance and repair of equipment.

– Design of devices and products, computers, precision instruments, cameras and projectors – non-electrical elements – and consultations on these issues.

– Preparation of standards for installation, changing, quality control, testing, inspections and maintenance according to the engineering principles and safety rules;
– Analysis of the use of labour force, employees’ timetables and expenses aiming to determine the biggest efficiency of employees and equipment;
– Preparation of technical specifications for production and planning of systems layout.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 3200 €
Price per credit 53,33 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2595 €
Price per credit 43,25 €

 

Financial support