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Scholarships available - up to ?9,000 plus UK fees* Design and innovation for sustainability is the consideration of the environmental, social and economic impacts of products, services and systems through the application of design-led thinking. This course aims to address the engagement of design-led thinking with the business and social agenda for sustainable development. It does this through a unique focus on the multiple perspectives of design, management, engineering and science and their engagement in sustainability. Students develop knowledge and understanding of the global issues and agendas in sustainable development, design and business innovation strategies and user-centric product and service development. Students are encouraged to pose questions and explore sustainable solutions in response to these issues. Students are introduced to ecodesign and design-led thinking tools and methods of developing project and programme strategies. This heightened awareness of other disciplines provides students with a platform to apply design thinking across disciplinary boundaries in industry. Course Structure The MDes comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete six modules. The modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through written examinations and assignments. Compulsory modules include: ? Principles of Sustainability ? Managing Innovation and New Product Development ? Design-led Innovation ? Whole System Design ? Integrated Strategy, Communication and Branding ? Programme and Project Management ? Concept Engineering and Prototyping Elective (select one) ? Environmental Regulation in Practice ? Evaluating Sustainability ? Technology, Environment and Society ? Use of Novel Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Entry requirements - Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered. English language requirements - our normal minimum requirement is a TOEFL score of 580 (paper test) or 237 (computer test), essay rating 4.5 or 92 (Internet test), all skills 19 or an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 for writing, a TOEIC overall score of 830, or a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade C or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English grade C, although a number of our programmes require higher scores. Funding - Funding opportunities exist, including industrial sponsorship, School bursaries and a number of general external schemes. For the majority of part-time students sponsorship is organised by their employers. We recommend you discuss this with your company in the first instance. Please note that a formal offer of a place on this course must have been received before consideration can be given for funding. For further details please visit our website or contact our Enquiries Office on the details provided. *Full time students only. Conditions apply, details on application.
Scholarships available - up to ?9,000 plus UK fees* Design and innovation for sustainability is the consideration of the environmental, social and economic impacts of products, services and systems through the application of design-led thinking. This course aims to address the engagement of design-led thinking with the business and social agenda for sustainable development. It does this through a unique focus on the multiple perspectives of design, management, engineering and science and t...