Study Plan for Master of Design

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of Master of Design program is 2 years. The maximum study period is 3 years. The maximum study period for part-time non-Mainland Chinese students is 4 years.

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese or English

IV. Major

  1. Practice of Art Design
  2. Design Management
  3. Cultural Heritage Conservation

V. Course Structure

Table 1: Core courses (12 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ01

Arts of Design

3

MADZ02

Design of Communication

3

MADZ03

Research Methodology and Application

6

Table 2: Major courses* (9 credits)

Practice of Art Design

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ04

Theory and Practice of Design I

3

MADZ05

Theory and Practice of Design II

6

Design Management

MADZ06

Introduction to Methodology in Design Management

3

MADZ07

Design Brand Strategy and Practice

6

Cultural Heritage Conservation

MADZ08

History of Urban and Architectural Development

3

MADZ09

Fundamentals of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Practice

6

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

Table 3: Elective Courses (12 credits)

(Complete 4 courses from below)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADE01

Digital Display Design and Practice

3

MADE02

Readings of Design Classics

3

MADE03

Architecture and Space

3

MADE04

Theory and Practice of Urban Public Art

3

MADE05

Consumer Behavior

3

Table 4: Others (4 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ10

Academic Activities

1

MADZ11

Internship

3

Table 5: Design Work and Thesis (6 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MADZ12

Design Work

3

MADZ00

Thesis

3

VI. Teaching Requirements

1. Students are required to complete three core courses in Table 1, two major courses in Table 2, four elective courses in Table 3, academic activities (ten times of attendance) and internship in Table 4, design work in Table 5 to gain 40 credits.

2. After finishing each course, students will be assessed based on regulations established by the instructor and the Faculty.

3. Students are required to complete an original research master’s thesis in no less than 20,000 words and pass the thesis oral defense.

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 at nights in weekdays or weekend.

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, 4 and design work in Table 5 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: 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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