MDes Transdisciplinary Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

MDes Transdisciplinary Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Growth in China will re-define 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.

This programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will appreciate and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service, and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals.

Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills, while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project.

You are encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, while the development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches is emphasised. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study, or be based on a more applied, industry-focussed agenda.

CAREERS

The programme offers you a solid preparation for careers such as design practitioners, design managers, as well as for further studies in design-related PhD programmes.

To apply or for more information regarding entry requirements, fees and scholarships please click here.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 31, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
18 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
90,000 CNY
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Deadline
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For 24-month part-time programme
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
China Suzhou
Application deadline Request Info
For 24-month part-time programme
End date Request Info
Duration 18 - 24 months
Price 90,000 CNY
Price for the entire programme
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
China Suzhou
Application deadline June 30, 2016
For 18-month full-time programme
End date Request Info
Duration 18 - 24 months
Price 90,000 CNY
Price for the entire programme