Study plan (From Academic Year 2019/2020 onwards)

Macau University of Science and Technology

Master of Design

Study plan (From Academic Year 2019/2020 onwards)

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of Master of Design program is 2 years. The maximum study period is 3 years.

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese or English

IV. Major*

  1. Communication Design
  2. Product Design
  3. Interior Design
  4. Fashion and Textile Design
  5. Design Management
  6. Cultural Heritage Conservation

*In the academic year of 2021/2022, only Communication Design and Cultural Heritage Conservation major are offered for admission.

V. Course Structure

Table 1: Core courses (6 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ13

Research Methodology in Art Design and Practice

6

Table 2: Major courses** (27 credits)

Communication Design

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADM14

Basics of Design Management

3

MADM15

Project Methodology

3

MADM16

Project Management

3

MADM17

Ethics of Communication

3

MADM18

Project Methodology of Visual Communication

6

MADM19

Advanced Graphic Design

3

MADM20

Advanced Photography

2

MADM21

Advanced Web Design

2

MADM22

Advanced Computer Graphics

2

Product Design

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADM15

Project Methodology

3

MADM23

Special Topics in Product Design

6

MADM24

History of Industrial Design

3

MADM25

Special Topics in New Material Technology

3

MADM26

Special Topics in Rendering 3D

3

MADM27

Special Topics in Project Culture

3

MADM28

Lighting Design and Technology

3

MADM29

Integrated New Media

3

Interior Design

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADM15

Project Methodology

3

MADM25

Special Topics in New Material Technology

3

MADM26

Special Topics in Rendering 3D

3

MADM27

Special Topics in Project Culture

3

MADM28

Lighting Design and Technology

3

MADM29

Integrated New Media

3

MADM30

Special Topics in Interior Design

6

MADM31

History of Interior Design

3

Fashion and Textile Design

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADM15

Project Methodology

3

MADM22

Advanced Computer Graphics

2

MADM32

Special Topics in Fashion Design

6

MADM33

Special Topics in Textile Design

3

MADM34

Special Topics in Material Culture

3

MADM35

Special Topics in Visual Design

3

MADM36

Special Topics in Art Direction

2

MADM37

Special Topics in Decoration

3

MADM38

History of Applied Arts

2

Design Management

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ01

Arts of Design

3

MADZ02

Design of Communication

3

MADM14

Basics of Design Management

3

MADZ07

Design Brand Strategy and Practice

6

MADE01

Digital Display Design and Practice

3

Complete 4 courses on the left

MADE02

Readings of Design Classics

3

MADE03

Architecture and Space

3

MADE04

Theory and Practice of Urban Public Art

3

MADE05

Consumer Behavior

3

Cultural Heritage Conservation

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ01

Arts of Design

3

MADZ02

Design of Communication

3

MADZ08

History of Urban And Architectural Development

3

MADZ09

Fundamentals of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Practice

6

MADE01

Digital Display Design and Practice

3

Complete 4 courses on the left

MADE02

Readings of Design Classics

3

MADE03

Architecture and Space

3

MADE04

Theory and Practice of Urban Public Art

3

MADE05

Consumer Behavior

3

** The University has the ultimate right to decide which course or whether the course will be opened for all Major and Elective courses.

Table 3: Others (4 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ30

Academic Activities

1

MADZ31

Internship

3

Table 4: Design Work and Thesis (6 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ32

Design Work

3

MADZ33

Thesis

3

VI. Teaching Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete the core courses in Table 1, the major courses in Table 2, academic activities (ten times of attendance) and internship in Table 3, design work in Table 4 to gain 40 credits.
  2. Students are required to complete an original research master’s thesis in no less than 8,000 words and pass the thesis oral defense.
  3. After finishing each course, students will be assessed based on regulations established by the instructor and the Faculty.

VII. Study Time

  1. The duration for taking all courses is 18 months and the duration for thesis writing is 6 months.
  2. Classes will generally be scheduled from Monday to Sunday, daytime or at nights.

VIII. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Master’s Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding thesis)
  2. Abided by the regulations of the University
  3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

If students pass all courses required in Table 1, 2, 3 and design work in Table 4 above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, but fail to submit or pass the final thesis oral defense during the specified period, he/she can only get a completion certificate.

Note:

This study plan applies to students enrolled from the academic year of 2019/2020 onwards. Students enrolled in the academic year of 2018/2019 or before should refer to the study plan of their enrollment year for details.

All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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