Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
512 Tory Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1S 5B6


Program Information
Faculty: School of Industrial Design
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Industrial Design
Description The MDes program strives to advance knowledge in the field of design through the study of advanced design principles and interdisciplinary design practices that contribute to the strategic value of design. The primary objectives of the program are to promote design research, interdisciplinary design development, strategic design planning, and knowledge creation and dissemination. The program of study focuses on research in the following areas: advanced materials and manufacturing processes, advanced visualization, design and culture, design management, extreme environments, human-oriented design, product interaction design, sustainable design, and strategic design research. Students have an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary interactions with faculty from the School and faculty and students from a diverse range of disciplines in the university, all linked to the design development process. Graduates will have the skills to positively affect the greater integration of design principles, methodologies, and interdisciplinary design development processes into private and public sector business practice.
Website: Design at Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015