For students entering Fall 2018

First Year

4 units          GSD 6338        Introduction to Computational Design*
28 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**

*A weekly section exclusive to MDes Technology students is attached to course 6338.

Second Year

Three Semester Track:
16 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**

Or

Four Semester Thesis Track:
16 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**
8 units          GSD 9304        Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies

**Students are required to take a minimum of 12 units of distributional electives from an approved list of courses.

Distributional Electives

VIS-2223  Digital Media
VIS-2224  Digital Media II (not offered in 2018/19)
VIS-2314 Responsive Environments (offered Spring 2019)
DES-3350 Narratives of Design Science (not offered in 2018/19)
SCI-6317  Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication
SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation
SCI-6349  Mapping II: Geosimulation (not offered in 2018/19)
SCI-6359  Interface Design: Integrating Material Perceptions (offered Spring 2019)
SCI-6432  Computational Design 2: Time (offered Spring 2019)
SCI-6459  Mechatronic Optics (offered Spring 2019)
FAS COMPSCI 50 Introduction to Computer Science

Recommended Research Methodology Courses
Courses that teach skills of potential relevance to theses projects

VIS-2314  Responsive Environments (offered Spring 2019)
DES-3350  Narratives of Design Science (not offered in 2018/19)
SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation

(Required courses for students who entered in Fall 2017.)