The MSC programme

Study form and content

Like all other AAU-programmes, the MSc in Service Systems Design is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches. It is organised in lectures, project work, workshops, expert supervision and other work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection.

The programme will give you professional competences within the following disciplines:

Industrial design

  • products, services, evidences and environments in which back office and front offices are physically placed
  • aesthetics, emotion and communication, especially in relation to interactions
  • user involvement and participation in value creation

Information technology

  • interaction between users and service providers
  • information and communication support to the service

Engineering and management

  • functional and organisational structure that support the service in the back office as well as in the front office
  • service strategy and business

Below is an outline of the four semesters:

For a detailed description of the subjects, please check the programme curriculum.

The first part of the semester (September – October) contains more lectures than the second part (November – December), where the students spend most of their time working on their semester projects.

Further information

For a full description of the programme’s academic content, please visit our studyguide.