Come and join us for the September 2020 class!
Here are the next sessions:
- 24 June, 8 am GMT
- 24 June, 2 pm GMT
- 2 July 8, am GMT
- 2 July 2, pm GMT
There is still time to roll in! The Master in Design for Smart Cities, the 2-year international program taught in English at Strate School of Design, has still some places left and classes start in September. The last 6 months made us more agile, tenacious, flexible and even more determined that our students at Strate could bring value to this fragile world of ours. The program was readapted to our times and our students, teachers and projects kept on going reinventing new ways of interacting, learning and building things together. If you want to become a designer embracing complexity from a human perspective, engaged in your projects working with professionals both in public and private companies and institutions come and dialog with us during this webinar.
Why a master in Design for Smart Cities in Paris and Singapore?
Within 20 years, an additional 2 billion people will reside in urban environments that do not exist yet. How these people will work, learn, care, move, in short live in these new cities will rely on our vision to reinvent citizenship and city life for all stakeholders. These challenges can only be tackled with duly trained women and men: 21st century designers capable of tackling complexity in a multidisciplinary and human-centric approach and with radically new skills and mindset.
People are at the heart of this program and creating enjoyable urban experiences is of the utmost importance. The challenge is therefore to invent creative and positive ecologies of living together for a better and more sustainable future.
We deploy the same program in two very different places: in Paris and in Singapour. Paris is a unique and privileged place to challenge designers to rethink desirable futures for the ‘City of Light’ with all the challenges related to European capitals. Singapore is setting the present and future standards of a liveable environment for city dwellers in Asia. For all these strategic issues like education, industry, sustainability, healthcare, aging population wellbeing, mobility, research, social responsibility, governance - Singapore has always been at the forefront and even two steps ahead of the most advanced nations.
These two programs have joined classes and students could also participate in 6-month (one semester) exchanges between the two Strate sites.
At the end of this program, students will archive to the design diploma from Strate School of Design. The Master’s Degree is issued by the French Ministry of Higher Education for the Master in Paris and respectively by the Singaporean Government for the Master in Singapore.
Admission Criteria & How to apply
In order to be eligible to apply in the Master for design of Smart Cities, candidates should have a Bachelor Degree in Design/ Engineering/ Science/ Architecture/Human sciences. Bachelor graduates in non-Design fields (e.g. Management or Arts) can apply - one academic satisfactory reference is required. Other qualifications will be assessed based on individual merits and professional experiences.
Candidates should also present a (design) portfolio that shows a synthetic view of different projects (PDF file max. 20Mo).
English Proficiency is required: TOEFL iBT – 88 overall or IELTS - 6.0 overall or equivalent.
Eligible candidates are required to pass an interview (face- to-face, telephone or Skype). They will receive the admission board’s decision by email. Application fee for Non-EU applicants: 90euros.
This 60 minutes webinar will present Strate School of Design, the vision our school on what is design, how we teach design at Strate and Strate designers missions and achievements. It will also show the major stakes of the Master, its program, students’ realisations and projects. It is also an open discussion with the audience.
To sign up for the webinar, please click on the link below:
Ioana Ocnarescu (Ph.D. in Design Science) is a Head of Strate Research and of the Master in Design for Smart Cities. As a researcher her main research fields are Social Robotics, Experience Design, Interaction Design and Design for education. At Strate, besides the Master in Design for Smart Cities, she created and leads Robotics by Design lab – an experimentation laboratory of 5 companies, 4 PhD Students and 4 academic labs, she teaches classes on Experience Design, Speculative Design and Design & Robotics and she co-supervises six ongoing PhDs.