Master in Design for Smart Cities - Paris

Master degree smart city design
Intake
September 2020
Admission Criteria
Undergraduate degree required
Duration
2 years
Degree
Master's degree

By 2050, 2/3rd of the population will live in cities and 2 billion new urban citizens will reside in cities that do not exist yet. Designed and built from scratch, any smart city needs hands-on and visionary designers to create better lives conditions, worth living experiences and reinvent citizenship for all stakeholders: youngers, elders, families, professionals, tourists or dwellers.

During this 2 academic years program and an additional final 6-month internship, students become strong professionals thanks to an intensive project-based pedagogy, and a strong connection with the industry. See full description of the program.

The Master’s Degree in Design for Smart Cities is issued by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Master in Design Smart cities

The program's goal

1

Designers of complexity in an international culture

Through multidisciplinary approach embedded in classes and projects (interaction with engineers, managers, marketers) students coming from different countries (India, China, Singapore, Mexico, USA etc.) will learn and apply designers’ hard and soft skills within a global design methodology.

 

2

Focus on memorable experiences in the city 

While addressing all human life situations, students will learn to analyse and understand contextual evolutions, lifestyles, values in order to develop innovative and disruptive solutions for meaningful experiences and services in a smart city.

 

3

Interaction with Industry and project-based methodology

Face reality through strong connection and interaction with the industry (teachers are professionals + projects are partnerships with international companies) in order to decide how we want to live together in terms of governance, citizenship, social responsibility and impact.

 

4

Invent creative and positive ecologies of living together

Using human sciences, technologies, management and an interactional culture, the ultimate goal of our smart city master degree is to create visionary designers able to build preferable scenarios for a better and more sustainable living together.

Career opportunities

With Public Institutions, Government Agencies or Private Corporations.

Strate trains different types of designers able to read, represent and exploit complexity.

Curriculum

1st Year
2nd Year

Curriculum Year 1

108h
Design Projects and Methodology
 
72h
Design Culture 1
 
78h
General Culture 1
 
104h
Representation & Visualization 1
 
87h
Industry sponsored project
 
30h
Design Culture 2
 
55h
General Culture 2
 
108h
Representation & Visualization 2
 
36h
Thesis 1
 

Curriculum Year 2

21h
Thesis 2
 
36h
Inter-disciplinary industry sponsored project
 
9h
Humanities
 
9h
Professionalization
 
8h
Preparation of oral defence
 
18h
Degree Project follow up
 

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