In Year 2, your skills will be further developed through advanced modelling and fabrication techniques. A system of electives will allow you to acquire knowledge and skills associated to design thinking and methodologies, as well as subject specific knowledge in the form of elective courses to support your own professional interests and employability opportunities in advance of the optional placement year.
Data Studio course will allow students to engage with data-driven design
methods such as parametric and generative modelling, simulation, and
optimisation methods applicable to technical design challenges. By developing a
thorough understanding of the role and opportunities offered by data in a
design process, students will gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary
design technology and industrial frameworks of digital design.
Interdisciplinary Studio Module allows students to engage with creative
opportunities outside the boundaries of the creative economy, and meaningfully
learn from other areas of expertise by tackling design challenges in areas such
as marine, engineering, energy, food, robotics and computing, effectively developing
multidisciplinary teamwork, research, and technical skills.
Technical Design (DDE511)
Module helps student develop data-focused skills, knowledge, and contemporary
research supporting the delivery of Data Studio projects. This includes basic
creative computing and visual coding skills, geometric and production
optimisation software, technical inductions, and simulation software to assess mechanical
and lifecycle aspects of technical design challenges.
Common Challenge Module is a cross-programme course, inviting students to
engage with cognate areas of teaching and learning and team up with diverse
groups of students from across your host institution on resolving challenges
derived from the UN Sustainability Goals agenda.