Dealing with the production as a whole (product
manufacturing and space creation) the Master’s Program of Design Engineering and
Management was designed to enhance the capabilities of students in terms of
advanced management skills and complex design and engineering skills.
The following skills will be mastered by program participants:
(1) The capacity for more creative conceptualization, visualization, and
(2) The capacity for project management including coordinating and integrating different areas and utilizing expertise in one area to accelerate development in other fields;
(3) The ability to communicate and collaborate;
(4) The ability to developed advanced information processing skills.
As part of this two-year program, students will be
required to carry out exercises in design engineering management. These
exercises are carried out in small project teams made up of students studying
architecture and design and management.
The architecture and design
field covers the planning and design of living and work spaces, product design,
design methodology, computer-aided design, design management and corporate
identity, facility planning and management, project management.
management field covers marketing management, environmental economics, corporate
business administration, management decision making theory, risk management,
financial management, and management strategy theories.
field deals with multimedia design, information technology, human interfaces,
utility production technologies, systems planning, material engineering,
functional materials, and kansei evaluation techniques for materials, and
Through these well designed project
exercises, students are exposed to competitive situations through which they can
improve their communication and presentation skills, data collection and
analysis skills, and project schedule management capabilities. To date, students
in these project groups have developed household appliances with improved
environmental characteristics, designed better group work environments for the
KIT campus, and designed better systems for the needs of 21st century
In the 21st century, human societies all over the world are
increasingly facing more challenging situations in terms of energy needs and
environmental problems. In these times, the creation of new concepts has become
indispensable for business, industry and society. In this program, rather than
training specialists in a single field of expertise, we have focused on
educating individuals who will be able to play a significant role in product
manufacturing of all kinds and space creation through the utilization of
expertise from various fields.