Master's in Design in Building Products and Systems

The Master of Design Building Products and Systems program synthesizes a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach with strong emphasis on the hands-on experimentation working in collaboration with emergent technologies and industrial partnerships. The goal of this program is to provide future product designers with thorough knowledge and skills in the field of industrial design: specifically, the design of products which are part of built spaces. The program builds on the human–centered design approach to problem-solving, starting with the people one is designing for and ends with new creative solutions balancing aesthetics, product performance, sustainability and ease of manufacturing.

The course is spread over four semesters, each emphasizing a specific aspect of the discipline of building product design.  The curriculum enables a student to develop analytical and practical skills within a specific domain area working closely with industrial and non-industrial processes. During study, students will dwell into diverse courses covering knowledge about structures, manufacturing processes, design aesthetics, form making, craft techniques, design detailing, system design, Design management, intellectual property rights, patents, design thinking. The students will work closely with an industry (organized or unorganized sector) to develop their final design project in the last semester. In addition to the studio courses, students are also required to take mandatory courses, seminars and workshops.  

With a good understanding of materials, manufacturing processes, creative and methodical problem-solving techniques our graduates will be able to collaborate with external partners as design professionals either in design studios or with the industry at different positions. Graduates from this programme will complement their creative potential with structured learning. They would possess academic research abilities with an up to date knowledge of best practice methods in product design. Graduates will be equipped with practical knowledge and skills to connect the dots between product design, materiality, and product performance.

With the multidisciplinary approach and specialized experts in the field of architecture, design, planning and construction technology available on campus, CEPT holds a unique position to offer this program. The program also has dedicated faculty experts with over thirty years of professional experience to mentor and nurture the students. CEPT campus also has state of the art Fab Lab and workshop facilities amongst the best in the country, to help convert ideas into realistic product prototypes. It also has high technology research and testing labs on campus accredited to the best in the world and working with the industry. The labs and workshop support the students and the industry partners which sponsor student projects. CEPT also has Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre (DICRC), which would develop the student's sensitivities and understanding of crafts opening possibilities for new avenues in designing building products and systems. 

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