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Bachelor of Design Studies Computation Design Curriculum

Bachelor of Design Studies Computation Design Curriculum

As a Computational Design student, you’ll learn to use digital technology in the design process to become proficient in areas such as building information modeling, design visualization and rendering, environmental simulation, and more.

Your curriculum emphasizes innovative problem-solving within an interdisciplinary environment, examining the cultural and creative implications of using computers in the design of the built environment and the generation of spatial forms. You’ll also explore how the computer applications you use can significantly influence and enhance your ability to develop novel digital processes to achieve innovative designs solutions.


Segment I

Semester 1

Semester 2

Segment II

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Segment III

Semester 7

Semester 8

Design Practicum

The BDS Practicum challenges students to critically examine their experience so they understand the knowledge they have acquired from that experience.

In Practicum Seminar 1, students evaluate the four types of knowledge we acquire - factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive. They create a "knowledge portfolio" that articulates what they have learned from their experiences.

In Practicum Seminar 2, students are expected to practice and refine the understanding and mastery of their own learning model. They begin to use their skill to direct their career trajectory and support their growth as design thinkers in the classroom and in the workplace.

Total Academic Credits: 120