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During this Design for Smart Cities programme from Strate School of Design, 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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Design Projects and Methodology
  • General Culture 
  • Industry sponsored project
  • Design Culture 
  • Humanities
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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. 


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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.

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