MDes Industrial Design (part time)

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Overview

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.

Why should I study Industrial Design at XJTLU?

  • Benefit from the Department of Industrial Design's strong links with international institutions and companies, giving you opportunities for internships, networking events and industry site visits
  • Enjoy a diverse programme with a wide range of design specialties and representations, depending on your interests and career ambitions
  • Take advantage of opportunities to visit University of Liverpool's Liverpool and London campuses
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MDes Industrial Design, you will have:

  • a transdisciplinary understanding of design with the ability to develop and evaluate new investigative methods and approaches
  • undertaken a final project with either an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or a more applied, industry focus
  • strong critical, creative thinking and communication skills.


Modules

Careers

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.

Fees

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2019 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2019 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

Note: Shanghai Ranking of The Best Chinese Universities is subject to annual update http://www.zuihaodaxue.com/zuihaodaxuepaiming2019

Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in industrial design, engineering, architecture, urban planning and design, or other design-related discipline.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5 – 1.0 of an overall IELTS band but meet the language requirements for the Pre-sessional English (PSE) courses (including minimum component scores or equivalents), you may be accepted onto the PSE course subject to Programme Director’s approval. Upon successful enrolment on the PSE course, you will be able to change your XJTLU Master’s offer letter to ‘Unconditional’ for English level.

If you are a conditional offer holder, you can also send an email to pgadmissions@xjtlu.edu.cn to apply to take the onsite Password English language test provided by XJTLU in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or its equivalent.

Please note that the Password Test is only available to students who have been issued a conditional offer to study at XJTLU. The University provides one Password Test opportunity for each conditional offer holder. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students who are admitted onto a Master’s programme by taking the Pre-sessional English (PSE) Course are required to complete English language modules listed on the Programme Specification on a pass/fail basis as part of their Additional Learning Activity plan during their studies at XJTLU.

The programme is a platform that embraces diversity and helps you become a design practitioner that you wish to be. We have a truly multidisciplinary team covering almost the whole spectrum of design activities. The taught modules train you to become transdisciplinary design thinker. And the project allows you to apply the thinkings and work on the problems or opportunities that truly interest you.

Dr Cheng-Hung Lo Programme director, MDes Industrial Design, Department of Industrial Design

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the APPLY link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time. If you need to provide any additional supporting documents after you submit the application online, please send the documents to pgadmissions@xjtlu.edu.cn(with your application ID, name, and applied programme name).

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.