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Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

The Bachelor of Design is a professional degree program for students who wish to work towards improving the inhabited spaces through experimental, experiential, and informed design processes. The program teaches students to imagine, propose, test and refine their ideas about how to live and dwell in the contemporary world and trains students in the knowledge systems that help anticipate changes in the future built environments (from domestic to urban scale). The program uniquely places student-centred inquiry as the core learning, through a sequential studio sequence culminating in a customized capstone design project. These courses are taught by internationally-trained design professors. The professional practice courses include new forms of social and technical knowledge: diversity, sustainability, digital representations and professional ethics. Other features of the program comprise diverse, customizable electives, a flexible system of minors in multiple subjects taught across schools within the university. This is a program for students with ambition, imagination and curiosity who wish to imagine and lead the design of a better world, and wishes to become knowledgeable and influential future design professions.

At present, the B.Des. Program offers following pathways after a common foundation year.


Community Planners & Developers are key individuals who improve quality of life through recommendations such as the use of public transit systems, development of walkable communities, development of affordable housing, sustainable practices, or historic preservation. They are involved in the making of communities more livable by regulating land use, creating design guidelines, or developing finance package. They ensure that all members of the community are involved and represented in decision making processes. They work intimately to solve problems while creating political, social and economic opportunities. The pathway empowers students to drive change in organizations and society at multiple levels, including towns, infrastructure, transportation networks and landscape. Their work is to create and develop designs, plans, projects that are both pleasing and functional and work to develop our communities. Graduates work with various structures, spaces, and systems from residential, transport, infrastructure and industrial.

The Community Planning & Development Pathway provides you with essential and fundamental skills to work within the Development sector, Building Industry, infrastructure and planning sector, including but not limited to 

  • Space Design
  • System Design
  • Community Planning and Development
  • Geoinformatics
  • Sustainability
  • Governance
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Retrofitting
  • Design Management
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Service Design
  • Development Policy


After Graduation:

Employment: After graduating from the Community Planning & Development pathway, students can enter the workforce directly as City Planner, Environmental Impact Analysts, Real Estate Agents, Surveyors, Community Developers, Development professionals. 
Postgraduate Studies: Students graduating from the program (fellowship year option) become eligible for entry into Master’s Degree program across the world in Architecture; Planning and Regional Studies; Urban and Landscape Design; Project and Construction Management, to name a few. Students graduating from the program (3 yr option) become eligible for Master’s degree program in Development Studies, Policy Studies; Ecology and Environment Studies; Development Studies; Business Management etc.


Admissions Query:

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