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.
In the (somewhat modified) words of Julius Norwich, we believe that in a City, more than anywhere else, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. However majestic the physical structures, the ultimate masterpiece remains the City itself. As such, the Bachelor of Design (Urban) pathway is designed to give students the tools to engage with the City; as object, as people; as metaphor, as relationships, as networks, as an organism. The pathway empowers students to look at urban areas as formations with multiple spatiality’s and temporalities that are continually interacting. The Urban 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, arts, geography, economics, and anthropology, among others.
The Urban pathway allows you to apply current practices of the industry through, though not limited to, the following
- Physical Layout and build
- Land use
- Structures of use
- Social, economic and infrastructural networks
- Space planning
- Air and water quality
- Urban governance
- Law and policy studies
- Environmental assessments
- Public health
- Real Estate and Development
- Labor and work
Employment: On graduation, you will have the essential and fundamental skills to work in planning, architecture, real estate and development, government, business, education, public health, law, and the non-profit sector, among others. Some of the areas you could be working on 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, and Social Services.
Postgraduate Studies: Students graduating from the program become eligible for, and are equipped for, acceptance into Master’s and Doctoral Degree programs in the best universities around the globe in Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Policy Studies, Ecology and Environment Studies, Urban and Landscape Design, Project and Construction Management, to name a few.
For any query related to admissions into our B. Arch, B.A. (Hons.) Built Environment Studies & Bachelor of Design (B. Des) Programmes & hostel facilities, please contact.
Mr. Azad Ali
Director-Admissions & Outreach