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Computational Design Curriculum

Computational Design students learn to use digital technology in the design process. They have the opportunity to study and become proficient in:

  • building information modeling
  • design visualization and rendering
  • environmental simulation
  • geometric modeling
  • algorithmic design
  • digital fabrication
  • virtual reality
  • generative design systems.

But Computational Design students go beyond learning software. The curriculum emphasizes innovative problem solving within an interdisciplinary environment. Students examine the cultural and creative implications of using computers in the design of the built environment and the generation of spatial forms. They are asked to explore how the computer applications they use can significantly influence and enhance their ability to develop novel digital processes to achieve innovative designs solutions.

This breadth of inquiry allows students to think holistically and theoretically about computational design while preparing them with practical skills to succeed in their own career objectives.

The Design Studies Practicum helps students connect their studies to applications in the workplace.

  • All Segments
  • Segment I
  • Segment II
  • Segment II

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Semester 8


Total Academic Credits: 120

Semester 7

Semester 8


Total Academic Credits: 120