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Course Description

The Industrial Design course of studies at HTW Berlin is practice-oriented with a strong focus on project work, which enables students to develop various communication and product development skills at an international level, whether for analog or digital media in two- and three-dimensional contexts. You are taught basic principles, methods, models and the use of appropriate tools in order to develop product innovations in various medial and functional contexts based on social, cultural, scientific and technical innovations. Courses focus on teaching methods to develop concepts, designs as well as technical implementation of industrial products as well as design-related services in national, international and intercultural contexts. This includes the following subjects: design theory, design basics, concept development, design conception and methodology, conceptual and creative methods, design projects, universal design thinking, design discourse as well as many practical exercises. The practice-oriented education ensures that you develop social and personal competence such as systematic and goal-oriented thinking, the ability to organize and manage complex design projects, work collaboratively in teams and deal well with conflicts. You  become a confident designer personality by combining theoretical knowledge with intuitive competence as a result of experience-oriented and excellent studies. Throughout the course, you develop efficient self-management skills to be able to systematically structure your individual workflow.

At completion of the Bachelor’s program graduates receive a degree that enables them to work successfully in various fields, from planning to development to presentation of design products and processes in all areas of the design industry. Graduates will be qualified employees who are able to self-sufficiently analyze task and project requirements, develop solutions and work productively to realize interdisciplinary projects. Other fields of employment are concept development, product marketing and consulting as well as professions in other industries with design-related product development.

Industrial Design partner universities

We are always happy to receive partnership requests from other institutions. If you represent an overseas university not on the list below and would like to initiate an agreement with HTW Berlin Faculty 5, please send your proposal by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty at

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Partner institutions

Partner InstitutionCountry/CityTeaching language

University of Cincinnati

United States/CincinnatiEnglish
Coventry UniversityUnited Kingdom/CoventryEnglish
Metropolia University of Applied SciencesFinland/HelsinkiEnglish
BEZALEL Academy of Arts and DesignIsrael/JerusalemEnglish
Lahti University of Applied SciencesFinland/LahtiEnglish, Finnish
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied SciencesNorway/OsloEnglish
NID National Institute of DesignIndia/AhmedabadEnglish
GIU - German International UniversityEgypt/CairoEnglish
ESAD Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design de Saint-EtienneFrance/Saint-Etienne


HU Hogeschool Utrecht


Queensland University of TechnologyAstralia/BrisbaneEnglish
Università di BolognaItalia/BolognaEnglish
Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)Netherlands/DelftEnglish
Escuela de Diseño LCI BarcelonaSpain/Barcelona


Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia (EASD)Spain/ValenciaSpanish
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)Spain/MadridSpanish
Kadir Has UniversityTurkey/IstanbulEnglish
Universidad del NorteColumbia/BarranquillaSpanish, English