With an MSc in Design and Innovation, you can work in the fields of innovation as well as design and product development. You can also work as a designer, constructor, system developer, or as a product or development engineer in an industrial company. Furthermore, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and do a PhD, for instance at DTU.

Job opportunities and areas of employment

Design and Innovation graduates have a host of job opportunities—in both private and public companies and as self-employed.

Examples of possible jobs and areas of employment are:

Product developer/engineer

  • product developer, design engineer, or systems developer in an industrial company
  • product developer in a design consultancy firm


  • employee in the public management and administration of technology utilization
  • R&D manager with responsibility for product or process development
  • management consultant.


  • freelancer, independent innovator, or product developer
  • entrepreneur establishing own product or service business


  • research in technical design, product development, and innovation

Innovation management

  • innovation manager of products and systems
  • innovation of processes

Pursue a PhD

Once you have an MSc in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD, which at DTU is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company.

As a PhD student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.