Postgraduate diploma Designer in Sustainable Innovation
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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (180 ECTS or equivalent)
Designer in Sustainable Innovation
Certified by the French National Council of Professional Certification RNCP
The Sustainable Design School at Nice/France is the only institution of higher education world-wide relating design systematically to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations. We teach our students to act for the human being and for the planet, using design processes to serve a sustainable Innovation. Our alumni understand that the call for the sustainable transition is a global issue and gathers the full commitment of creative minds from different backgrounds. Therefore, the education at The SDS is anchored in a pedagogy where sciences, such as engineering, biology, anthropology, social sciences, law studies, business, and many more, work hand in hand on tangible problems. The proposed solutions are holistic, considering the complexity of the human society and the challenges related to the climate change.
The postgraduate programme “Designer in Sustainable Innovation” at The SDS develops strategic skills, allowing our graduates to have the knowledge required for leadership positions in international companies. Students acquire full competencies of contextual research methodology, how to facilitate creative and sustainable thinking, future trends and innovation for sustainable design, creation of services, interfaces and experiences and sustainable design leadership.
During the second year of the postgraduate programme, students can apply to the MSc Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Design, dual degree with Skema Business School (link to the MSc page)
The programme focusses on Design, Sustainability and Leadership.
With a postgraduate degree from The Sustainable Design School, you’re presenting the required skills for different job profiles:
- Sustainable designer
- Strategic designer
- Design consultant
- Design consultant for Sustainable Transition
- Smart city design developer
- System designer
- Ux designer
- Experience designer
You will be exposed to a high level of Design studies, with published knowledge in multiple domains driving the pedagogy, you will come to understand Contextual Design Research, Research methodologies, in-depth modules around the nature of Design, Design Thinking and Creativity, Sustainability, Biomimicry, Service and Experience Development.
This final year of your studies is taken up with your final major project, usually with the subject stemming from your memoire completed during M1. This project is coached by a number of Design, Sustainability and Management professionals who will help to guide you through to the end of your studies.