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Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 9 Core Subjects, 2 Elective Subjects and 3 Thesis Subjects.

Core Subjects
  • HTI6081 Research Ethics for Doctoral Students
  • SD6101 Practice-Based Design Research
  • SD6002 Design Research Methods
  • SD6102 Design Vision Expedition
  • SD6704 Practicum
  • SD6103 Roundtable Leadership
  • SD6700 Design Research Seminars
  • SD6800 Guided Study in Design Study 1
  • SD6801 Guided Study in Design Study 2


Elective Subjects
  • SD6201 Digital Design Culture
  • SD6202 Applied Design Research Methods
  • SD6203 Design Intelligence
  • Other subject(s) from the Master of Design (MDes) Scheme of School of Design


Thesis Subjects
  • SD6104 DDes Thesis I
  • SD6105 DDes Thesis II
  • SD6106 DDes Thesis III 

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