The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking.
Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous.
The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for – and practice transdisciplinary approaches towards – design solutions, including products, interactions, systems and services.
During the programme, you will gain specialist skills while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design and have the opportunity to carry out your own design research project.
By the time you graduate from the MDes Industrial Design, you will have:
The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.
Graduates from this programme are well prepared for careers as design practitioners and design managers. The programme also offers a solid foundation for graduates wishing to pursue further study in a design-related PhD.