Integrated Product Design


Integrated Product Design @Penn An interdisciplinary, collaborative approach that builds technical, strategic and leadership skills. Human-centered design is at the heart of Integrated Product Design program, which brings together design, engineering and business perspectives to create new products and experiences. IPD graduates are entrepreneurs, designers, product engineers, product managers, user experience designers and innovation leaders. They are changing the world, one product, one service, one business at a time. The program combines the vitality of a start up with the rigor of an Ivy League education. drawing on three renowned schools within the University of Pennsylvania: The School of Engineering and Applied Science, The Wharton School, and The School of Design. Integrated Product Design offers two degrees, the Master of Integrated Product Design (M:IPD) & the Master of Science in Engineering in Integrated Product Design (MSE:IPD). IPD teaches students how to build desirable, feasible and sustainable physical and digital products that people need, want and love.In each program, our students learn to speak the languages of design, engineering and business and translate between disciplines.

Degrees Offered

M:IPD Degree The M:IPD is intended for applicants with design, business or engineering backgrounds who wish to deepen their current skill sets while building broader skills in the other disciplines. The curriculum provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on product design. Students build skills in understanding people’s needs, idea generation, prototyping, manufacturing, marketing and business planning. M:IPD students will take courses in The School of Design, The School of Engineering, and The Wharton School. MSE:IPD Degree The MSE:IPD is intended for students who possess an undergraduate degree in engineering. The degree emphasizes technology and manufacturing processes, including coursework in advanced CAD/CAM and mechatronics. MSE:IPD students will take the majority of their courses within The School of Engineering.


Contact Info

Integrated Product Design Program, MEAM
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania
229 Towne Building
220 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6315
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