Otago Polytechnic

 Master of Design Enterprise

Are you an engineering graduate with a keen interest in design?

Design is integral to the creation of innovative products and services, and commercial success is becoming increasingly dependent on the vision of design-inspired, enterprising and business-minded people.    

Otago Polytechnic's Master of Design Enterprise (MDE) now provides a fantastic pathway for graduates with an engineering background who have a passion for design-led enterprise. This qualification is ideal for Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduates. 

This advanced programme has been developed in collaboration with industry. It incorporates strategic design, business and production, plus a major applied research project and dissertation. This may be completed as an industry-based design project or as an independent entrepreneurial venture. 

 

 

FIELDS OF STUDY 

Master of Design Enterprise is an interdisciplinary programme. You may choose to design your own customised field of study and we will help you craft a plan that best accords with your personal academic goals. Below are some potential fields of study:

1. The Otago Polytechnic Electric Vehicle (EV)

  • Driver-EV interface based on control method of all wheel independent drive and independent steering 
  • Self-parking EV based on control method of all wheel independent drive and independent steering 
  • Internet wirelessly connected self-driving EV based on control method of all wheel independent drive and independent steering. 

 2 . Green Power Independent Houses using a Smart Grid system 

  • Wind energy harvest for hot water supply at Green Power Independent Houses in Smart Grid
  • Solar energy harvest for hot water supply and air conditioning at Green Power Independent Houses in Smart Grid 
  • Rain water harvest for Green Power Independent Houses 
  • Air conditioning with natural ventilation for Green Power Independent Houses. 

 3. Bio-Mechanical Testing Equipment

  • Real-time Interactive Functional Capacity Evaluator.
  • Pinch Grip Module
  • Hand Grip Module

 4. Mechatronics

  • Glass bottle sorter 

 5. Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

  • Bloom Roller Design for iron smelting plant 
PROGRAMMES

Master of Design Enterprise

  • Dunedin
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts February 2019
  • Apply now!

Want to develop the ability to provide design and design-led strategy expertise within an organisation or enterprise? Engage in industry-based research tailored to suit your particular needs.

CONTACT
Matt King

Associate
Professor

See Matt's research

 

 

 

Working in the industry, but don’t have a qualification? We'll assess what you know against existing qualifications and give you academic credit.

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