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Design for Smart Cities

Strate School of Design

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28 months
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During this programme, including a final 3 to 6 month internship, students become strong professionals thanks to an intensive project-based pedagogy, and a strong connection with the industry.

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By 2050, 2/3rd of the population will live in cities and 2 Bn new urban citizens will reside in cities that do not exist yet. Those Smart Cities need hands-on though visionary designers to create better lives conditions and to reinvent citizenship for every stakeholder: younger/elder, families/professionals, tourists/dwellers, and by giving meaning to the best technologies.

The programme's goal

  • Facing complexity

By giving them a strong multidisciplinary culture mixing technologies, human sciences, marketing, culture, 3D modelling, design methodology, Strate trains different types of designers able to read, represent and exploit complexity.

  • Solving problems

Thanks to this “Design Mix”,  Strate Designers are able to address any human issue in a creative way to enable better lives in a smarter city. 

  • Interact with the industry

Through a strong connection with the industry (all teachers are professionals + projects are given by the industry + mandatory internship), Strate trains designers prepared to face reality.

  • Training creative professionals

If Technologies, 3D tools, methodology, Human sciences, culture are the components, creativity is key in giving the innovative and disruptive quality of those ready to work Designers.

Career opportunities for the graduates of this Design for Smart Cities programme from Strate School of Design

  • Head of Design
  • Head of innovation
  • Project leader
  • Experience Designer
  • Service Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Intelligent Object Designer
  • Immersive Designer (Augmented/Virtual Reality)
  • IoT projects Manager
  • Urban Innovation Lead


Since 2017, the programme is recognised by the French State through its registration by the National Council of Professional Certification (CNCP) at Level 1.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We accept students onto a rolling basis however we strongly encourage applicants to contact us as soon as they can. Applications are considered until July 1st. Late applications may be accepted. 




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Upper 2nd Class Honors degree or equivalent) in Design or Engineering or in Science OR a Bachelor’s degree in non-Design or Science fields (e.g. Management or Arts)

f you are thinking of applying to our programs, please send us the following documentation:

  •  The Application Form 
  • A CV or professional resume
  • Official transcripts of studies
  •  Copies of diplomas
  •  2 letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
  •  Official score of a standardized English exam (TOEFL, IETLS) for those individuals who are not native English speakers
  • Photocopy of valid passport or identity card


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Design for Smart Cities
Strate School of Design


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