Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Master of Science, Engineering Design and Innovation


405 Church Street

Evanston, IL 60208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Engineering Design and Innovation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science Program in Engineering Design and Innovation (MS-EDI) introduces engineers to design thinking, a process of user observation, visualization and rapid iteration. EDI is a 1-year, full-time program intended for recent engineering graduates. Students learn how to solve design problems in ways that meet the needs of people and the demands of business. The hallmark of the EDI program is a human-centered approach to engineering design. Graduates of the program will be prepared to collaborate on teams with designers, engineers, and marketing to create effective products and services. The EDI program is part of the Segal Design Institute at the McCormick School of Engineering. The MS-EDI degree is conferred through The Graduate School of Northwestern. Directors: J. Edward Colgate Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Teaching Professor Co-Director, Segal Design Institute Professor, Mechanical Engineering Don Norman Breed Professor of Design Co-Director MMM Program. MBA + MEM: Operations+Design Co-Director Segal Design Institute Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Midsize City

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