Masters in Design in China

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Skilled design professionals are needed in many organizations to tool custom solutions for common problems. Because the design field encompasses a broad variety of environments and applications, specialists are needed in small business, large corporations, education, non-profits, and government.

 

The education ministry runs education in China. The government often provides partial funding for the higher education in the technical and public universities. The Chinese government has also developed academic curriculum that allows those students with vocational skills to nurture their talents.

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MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MDes in Industrial Design is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. [+]

Best Masters in Design in China 2017. 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 broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for 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. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills You will be encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, with an emphasis on development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or be based on a more applied, industry-focused agenda. Modules • Framing design research • Methods for transdisciplinary design • Innovation by design • Advanced design visualisation and communication • Design research project (over two semesters). Additional learning activity modules Careers The MDes Industrial Design programme offers you a solid preparation for careers such as design practitioners and design managers, as well as for further studies on design-related PhD programmes. Fees RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as urban planning and design, architecture, geography, economics, management, environmental science, social or public policy. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

Master of Architectural Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Suzhou

China is an architectural and urban laboratory and XJTLU’s Department of Architecture’s two-year March (Des) Masters programme engages with this risk-taking, forward-looking and challenging agenda. [+]

Overview The Master of Architectural Design programme prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility as one of the core conditions of global modernity, the programme attracts international students preparing for a career related to China, as well as domestic students preparing for both national and international careers. The programme focuses on architectural design studio as well as on humanistic and technical modules in preparation of either professional practice or PhD-level studies. This programme is made to deliver all the learning outcomes as defined by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to qualify for RIBA part 2 validation, which is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register as a professional architect in the United Kingdom. The programme offers an international perspective, while at the same time enabling students to address the demands of rapid modernisation in China. When you graduate from this programme, you will receive an international masters degree from the University of Liverpool that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Unique selling points As China experiences unprecedented transformations as well as increasing professional, industrial and academic collaboration with international partners, this programme educates coming generations of architects who have the necessary cross-cultural awareness, social and environmental responsibility, creative and critical capability, technical competence and professional attitude to enable and to define ongoing and future transformations in the built environment domestically and internationally. Emphasising and engaging with the Chinese context and the local built environment, the programme is oriented towards the highest international standards and it attracts both domestic and international students and academic staff. Design studios are the core of the programme, formed around the ongoing research of the department and the specific needs of the profession within China and across the world. Design studios may have the following themes: • Urban development and regeneration • Innovation in fabrication and construction • Computer-aided architectural design • Architectural theory and criticism • Social and cultural issues. XJTLU’S DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE HAS ACHIEVED RIBA PART 1 VALIDATION FROM THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS (RIBA) FOR ITS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME. IT HAS INITIATED INTERNATIONAL VALIDATION AT RIBA PART 2 LEVEL FOR ITS MASTERS PROGRAMME. Knowledge and skills The Master of Architectural Design programme will teach you how to develop architectural design projects at an advanced level, including the creative, technical and research skills needed, and educate you in the areas of theory, history and criticism of architecture. The most important knowledge and skills taught are: • Ability to generate complex design proposals showing understanding of current architectural issues, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, to test new hypotheses and speculations • Ability to evaluate and apply a comprehensive range of visual, oral and written media to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain design proposals • Ability to evaluate materials, processes and techniques that apply to complex architectural designs and building construction, and to integrate these into practicable design proposals • Critical understanding of how knowledge is advanced through research to produce clear, logically argued and original written work relating to architectural culture, theory and design • Understanding of the context of the architecture and the construction industry, including the architect’s role in the processes of procurement and building production, and legislation • Problem solving skills, professional judgement, and ability to take the initiative and make appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances. Modules: Year One • Design studio I • Applied technology in architecture • Architectural theory and criticism • Additional learning activities. • Design studio II • Advanced professional practice • Topics in architectural history • Additional learning activities. Summer break • Additional learning activities (such as internships, study trips, independent studies, etc.) Year Two • Design studio III • Architectural design and research methods • Practice based enquiry and architectural representation • Additional learning activities • Design studio IV (thesis project) • Thesis (written component of the thesis project) • Additional learning activities. Additional learning activity modules The programme includes 200 hours of Additional Learning Activities per semester, most of which are chosen individually by students. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks. An individual student-learning plan will be established at the outset of each semester with the academic advisor. Examples of ALAs include: • Postgraduate English (LAN901 . Mandatory, if required by the programme director) • Postgraduate English (LAN902. Mandatory, if required by the programme director) • Chinese language (CLT901-906. Mandatory for international students) • Graduate teaching assistantship • Graduate research assistantship (if available) • Graduate practice placement/internship • Participation in Level Three or Level Four lecture-and-seminar based modules in the built environment cluster • Participation in Level Three or Level Four modules from other XJTLU departments or the Language Centre • Selected topics in design tools and methods • Selected topics in advanced digital design • Selected topics in architectural research methods • Selected topics in architectural representation • Independent studies with an ARC tutor • Scholarly presentation of a research paper • Publication of a paper in a peer-reviewed architecture-related journal • Personal and employability skills (MAN903) Careers This programme provides you with an appropriate foundation for employment in the architectural profession at an advanced level. It also provides the basis for enrolment in a PhD research degree. Our graduates find excellent opportunities in the building and creative industries, in local and international architecture firms, as well as in architecture administration, research and higher education institutions. Our highly international academic staff offer you individual career advice for entry into many job markets in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. INTERNSHIPS The Department of Architecture fosters a constantly growing professional network in architecture and related fields. Being located close to the metropolitan area of Shanghai, with its dynamic architecture job market that attracts many international firms, means we can assist you to pursue job opportunities, internships and work placements in China and abroad. TEACHING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS Our students are eligible for positions as graduate teaching and/or research assistants at XJTLU, working up to 10 hours per week. These can contribute towards Additional Learning Activities and include a salary. Fees RMB 160,000 for the entire two year full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Equivalent academic qualifications ACADEMIC BACKGROUND An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in BArch, BEng in Architecture, BA (Hons) in Architecture or equivalent. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their own creative works as a student and a practicing architect/intern (indicating where and when the work was done, who the tutor/supervisor was, who was part of the team and what the applicants' role was in the team, A3-size, typically 10 to 30 pages, in PDF format). An internship in an architecture-related practice is recommended, but not required. We might accept applicants with substantial work experience or an outstanding portfolio even if their grades are lower than the minimum entry requirements. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 94 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management (Global Executive)

Parsons School of Design at The New School
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months July 2017 China Shanghai

The New School's Parsons School of Design, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This program provides an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy. [+]

Best Masters in Design in China 2017. The New School's Parsons School of Design, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This program provides an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy. In a complex global economy characterized by rapidly evolving standards for the production and management of information, services, and experiences, leaders must exhibit flexibility and a capacity for innovation. Academically rigorous and industry focused, the Global Executive M.S. is specially designed for working professionals, preparing them to confidently create, manage, and lead design process–driven organizations. As one of our fellows, over the course of about 18 months you will join a select group of approximately 25 peers in a series of three-day seminars held at Parsons Paris, combined with online learning, hands-on studios, and global experiences in New York and Shanghai. Through this program, requiring only about 18 days away from the office, you will gain in-depth practical knowledge of Design thinking and its power to create positive change globally Sustainable business models Key principles of the evolving global economy Design innovation and leadership Management skills for creative projects and teams Governance, regulations, and how both are transforming today’s global economy In addition, you will build lifelong professional and personal relationships with your classmates, program faculty, and industry leaders. Program Details The Evolving New Global Creative Economy The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management responds to the major restructuring of developed and emerging economies worldwide. Unlike traditional master's degrees in design and management, this program incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability frameworks. As a Strategic Design and Management graduate student, you focus on the evolving global economy and are exposed to sophisticated real-world perspectives on business, operations, sustainability, management, leadership, entrepreneurship, design innovation, and design research. Design and Management Online and on the Global Campus A 36-credit program, the Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management combines business, management, and leadership coursework with design-centered studio work. The program is a uniquely global and modern experience, combining weekend intensives at our Parsons Paris campus and convenient, flexible online learning modules that continue for seven weeks after each intensive. Classes are taken one at a time — allowing you to easily balance school, work, and life. Coursework is complemented by weeklong studio intensives based in Paris, New York City, and Shanghai, giving you firsthand access to today’s accelerating global economy in some of its premier hubs. New Business Models Coursework incorporates cutting-edge analyses of the digital information-based economy, which help students develop new business models and organizational designs for the creative industries. Many classes are structured to replicate real-world industry scenarios. These classes provide hands-on experience in designing, managing, and improving design-intensive and creative firms — and help students develop their capacity to inspire and lead creative teams. Industry Focus The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program seeks students who will be the game changers of the new economy and its new actors — digital firms, social information networks, and co-producing individuals. It is well suited for early- to mid-career professionals interested in advancing in their chosen fields and companies, positioning themselves as leaders of sustainable industry. This program is custom designed for today’s high-potential emerging leaders and career changers seeking to complement their design and business skills with professional application. Students are exposed to new industry contexts and practices, both within and outside of design-intensive industries. Designed for Working Professionals This program is specially crafted to suit the needs of working professionals by working from a “cohort model,” in which all students start the program at the same time, take the same courses in the same order — one course at a time — and graduate together. In addition, the blended format of online and on-campus intensive learning is specially designed to allow for maximum flexibility in balancing class, work, and life. Connection to The New School The program's connections with industry are matched by its place in the intellectual communities of Parsons, Parsons Paris, and The New School. Modeled on the highly successful MS-SDM program at Parsons, the Global Executive Master's draws on The New School’s strengths as a leader in global and online education, offering weeklong integrated studio sections in Paris, New York, and Shanghai, paired with six three-day intensives that kick off each course and continue online from the convenience of your own home — on your own schedule. Scholarships are not available. U.S. citizens may qualify for federal financial aid. [-]

Master in Art & Design

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 China Dalian

Master in Art & Design [+]

Master in Art & Design Admission Requirements Holding a bachelor’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Associate Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

Master Of Science In "architecture - Interior Design And For The Autonomy" In English With The East China Normal University In Shanghai / China

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 China Shanghai

Within the two-year study program in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and the Autonomy" in the English language, Master of Science in the class LM-4 Architecture and Architectural Engineering, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design "Luigi Vanvitelli" (NUTS ) it has signed two international agreements for the establishment of two Double Titles, one in 2015 and another in 2016. [+]

Best Masters in Design in China 2017. Within the two-year study program in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and the Autonomy" in the English language, Master of Science in the class LM-4 Architecture and Architectural Engineering, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design "Luigi Vanvitelli" (NUTS ) it has signed two international agreements for the establishment of two Double Titles, one in 2015 and another in 2016. The first, in Architecture, the Faculty of Engineering and Istanbul, has been regularly active in AY 2015/16 Architecture of Okan University with the first student exchange took place in the two semesters of the 1st year; the second, in Architecture and Fine Arts, will be activated from the academic year 2017/18 with the School of Design of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai. The second, with ECNU Shanghai, offers students the opportunity to achieve a Double Master's Degree in Architecture and Fine Arts. Established in Shanghai in 1951, the East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and the first founded in the country after the establishment of the People's Republic of China. With two campuses located in Minhang and Putuo District, and with a total area of ​​over 207 hectares, ECNU has long been reputed as a university garden. The ECNU attaches great importance to the development of internationalization and enjoys an excellent reputation around the world. The university has set up exchange and cooperation projects with more than 150 internationally renowned universities. There are about 5,000 foreign students studying at ECNU. The School of Design was founded in September 2004. It has four departments: visual communication, product design, environmental art, public art and I. 4 departments are then divided into 11 groups of specialization, including visual communication, product design, landscape design, interior design, display design, animation design, video communication, digital art, design and brand management, public art and fashion design. The School of Design is located in Shanghai's central business district, within a modern campus, and is equipped with exclusive equipment and facilities, such as design center, covering 3,000 square meters, including a professional lab design and fashion center covering 2,700 square meters. fundamental value of the School of Design at ECNU is Humanity Design, by supporting the integration of nature, science, art and humanity. In addition, the School of Design has initiated a long-term cooperation with more than 20 schools of art and design in Europe and the United States. Dozens of international workshops and summer abroad programs are launched every year. The annual employment rate of its graduates is higher than 97%. The Course - lasting two years, for students of the SUN (as is three years, for those of ECNU) - provides a training program designed together at their university Chinese with a mobility period of the first half of the second year (with the further development online courses of ECNU the second half); It involves the release, at the end of the study period, of a double title in Architecture and Fine Arts. It is intended to prepare the Thesis with two speakers, one of the SUN and the other of ECNU. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The Master of International Studies in partnership with the School of Design of Shanghai East China Normal University enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a Double Mastre's Degree in Architecture and Fine Arts. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS The International Master Course of Study in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and for Autonomy" (APIA in EN) activated in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the Okan University in Istanbul and with the School of Design of East China Normal University in Shanghai , can access three-year graduates in Science of Architecture (Degree Class L17) and all those who have completed a bachelor's degree in other classes (such as L04 - Class of Degrees in Industrial Design), after plugging any credits , to reinforce the training of future architects. To that end, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design activate, from the beginning of next academic year, "remedial classes" to facilitate access to the CdS APIA. The Course of Study is local programming, so the graduates from other Classes of Degree different from L17, will not support the admission test required for courses of study in Architecture in national planning. To access the Security Council, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the English language (at least the level B19 exhibiting appropriate certification or supporting a test at the headquarters of the Department. Those who choose to enroll in the Course of Study International Master in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and for Autonomy" (APIA in EN) may request to avail of scholarships annually allocated by SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. [-]

ME in Design

Hunan University
Campus Full time September 2017 China Hunan

We aim to cultivate student who have excellent design skills and solid theoretical foundation, and based on the Chinese culture foundation and international perspective, have a strong ability to [+]

ME in Design

We aim to cultivate student who have excellent design skills and solid theoretical foundation, and based on the Chinese culture foundation and international perspective, have a strong ability to combined sensibility and rationality, science and art to solve practical problems, and to adapt to the current modern design requirements, able to independently engage in design jobs and management works in related fields of design. Research Area:1. Product design and design systems

2. Digital media design and identity design

3. Design history and design strategy

4. Environment and art design Education system and cultivation mode:1. Master of Engineering (Industrial design engineering) graduate with full-time management model; take the concentration study way in school.... [-]


Master in Design

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years China

The Master in Design enables students to develop the creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become an effective and respected design professional in Macao and beyond. The course is aimed at [+]

The Master in Design enables students to develop the creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become an effective and respected design professional in Macao and beyond. The course is aimed at practicing designers, architects, and related professionals who wish to enrich their knowledge and skills through working with internationally respected designers and educators. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and have professional working experience in any design field. Founded on an appreciation of the importance of sustainability and resource conservation, the course incorporates a wide range of techniques, with a particular focus on graphic design and product design.

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Master in design (MDes) "Transcultural Design - China Studio"

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Shanghai

This MDes gives the students an opportunity to spend two years in China, learning to apply the schools’ design methods in a different context. This master offers a unique opportunity to experience the design style and management of a traditional yet modern civilization. For more information, click here: bit.ly/ChinaCampus [+]

This full-time 2-year Master's program is taught in English.The MDes "Transcultural Design China" gives the students an opportunity to spend two years in China, learning to apply the schools’ design methods to the Chinese cultural context. This program is run in partnership with the University of Shanghai at L’École de design’s China Studio.Being a designer in China... What does it mean to a student from the Western world ? How does it feel to apply design methods and processes acquired in a French, European or Western cultural environment to the thriving, booming and ever-mutating Chinese market ?This MDes' program offers an exhaustive exploration of the challenges brought about by such a specific cross-cultural experience and aims to assess the mutual benefits of cross-cultural interaction.Design training:The MDes' program Transcultural Design trains designers to find their voice in a different cultural context. Students are required to conduct several projects conducted via an industrial partnership revolving around this theme and a final degree project addressing an issue related to design in a cross- cultural context. All throughout this long-term process they are guided and advised by experts such as designers, industrial partners, researchers...Prerequisites for enrollment:Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in design (spatial, graphic, communication, interaction, mutimedia, product or industrial design) or interior architecture). You may apply before having actually obtained the herforementioned degree.A level of CEFR B2 in English is recommended.... [-]


Master Degree in Mechanical Design and Theory

Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Campus Full time September 2017 China Harbin

The Master in Mechanical Design and Theory has research fields in Mechanism of Robot, Tribology & Lubrication Theory, Mechanical Strength & Design ... [+]

Master in Mechanical Design and Theory

 

The main research fields at the School of Computer and Technology, Harbin Engineering University include: computer network technology, intelligent Control & Intelligent Robots, Computer-Aided Engineering & CIMS, Database and Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Engineering, Computer network and Application, Network & Information Security. More than 10 projects funded by the state and the province are studying now, while a lot of applications for companies have been developed.

 

 

Master in Mechanical Design and Theory Research Fields

 

Mechanism of Robot Tribology & Lubrication Theory Mechanical Strength & Design Optimization, Reliability &CAD Industrial Design ... [-]