Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Master of Science, Engineering Design and Innovation
Master of Science in Engineering Design and Innovation
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.
J. Edward Colgate
Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Teaching Professor
Co-Director, Segal Design Institute
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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