First Year

4 units          SCI-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

Coursework Track:
16 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**

Or

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: Ambiance (offered Spring 2020)
VIS-2314  Responsive Environments (offered Spring 2020)
SCI-6317  Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication
SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation
SCI-6343 Cartographic Audition (offered Spring 2020)
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
SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation