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 Interior Pathway, Urban & Community Pathway and Product & Furniture Pathway after a common foundation year.
Urban & Community Pathway:
The Urban and Community Pathway is designed to give you tools to engage with cities and with communities, as objects, as people, as metaphor, as relationships, as networks, and as organisms. This pathway empowers you to enhance your experience of cities and lives of communities by regulating land use and infrastructure, designing sustainable waste management or developing finance packages for cities and communities. You ensure that all members of the community are involved and represented in the decision-making processes. You work intimately to create political, social and economic opportunities for cities and communities across the globe.
The pathway provides students with a variety of perspectives by drawing its faculty from a wide spectrum of academic and operational expertise, ranging from history, sociology, engineering, architecture, law, arts, geography, economics, anthropology among others.
The Urban & Community Pathway provides you with essential and fundamental skills to work within the development sector, economic and social systems, building industry, infrastructure and planning, including but not limited to:
- Society & Health
- Land: Perceptions; prejudices and politics
- Disaster risk reduction of communities
- Development & Sustainability
- Audits and Assessments
- Margins & Marginality
- Housing Planning and Policy
- Infrastructure, Technology & Cities
- Urban Economics & Ecologies
- Migration and Spatial Planning
- Collectivises, networks and relatedness
- Media and Community
- Food & Community
- Law, Governance and Community Planning
Employment: Some of the areas you could be working in include, but are not limited to: City Planning, Environmental Assessment, Road Safety & Urban Transport, Air Quality, Energy studies, Geoinformatics, Sustainable Infrastructure, Urban Governance, Law and Policy Studies, development planners, policy researchers, social marketers, financial managers, CSR, transport planners, public health managers, educators, surveyors, journalists and media professionals, social workers, environmental impact analysts, construction managers, community developers.
Postgraduate Studies: Students graduating from the program become eligible for entry into Master's Degree programs across the world in development studies, governance and policy studies, architecture, planning and regional studies, urban and landscape design, project and construction management media studies, sustainability studies, ecology and environmental studies, business management financial management to name a few.
Course and Credit Information:
For any query related to admissions into our B. Arch, B.A. (Hons.) Built Environment Studies & B.Des. Urban & Community Pathway Programmes & hostel facilities, please contact.
Mr. Azad Ali
Director-Admissions & Outreach