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Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

18 months
9196 USD/year
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The MDes Industrial Design programme at the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 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 transdisciplinary approaches towards design solutions, including products, interactions, systems, and services. 


Key facts about Industrial Design programme at the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University:

  • This year's classes might be taught online due to COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Framing Design Research
  • Methods for Transdisciplinary Design
  • Innovation by Design
  • Advanced Design Visualisation and Communication
  • Design Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in industrial design, engineering, architecture, urban planning and design, or other design-related discipline.
  • If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess an appropriate IELTS, TOEFL, or an equivalent score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9196 USD per year during 18 months.
  • RMB 60,000 per Year

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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