Design education in the Built Environment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University can be traced back to the early 20th century. In December 2017, the University grouped design related disciplines scattered in different schools, and amalgamated three departments, Architecture, Design and Landscape Architecture, to establish the new School of Design. The new discipline cluster, incorporating the above three disciplines and named “Innovative Design”, has been identified by the university as one of the key 17 “double first class” discipline clusters which receive significant future support and investment from the university.
为改革和探索更加符合学科特点的人才培养模式，自2018年起，设计学院不断摸索，尝试了一系列创新举措，包括开设实践先锋课程、开辟实践型师资岗位、外聘Teaching Fellow参与课程教学等，成效颇丰——2019年QS世界大学学科排名中，学校“建筑/人居环境学科”（Architecture/Built Environment）位列全球第50位（中国第3位）；2020年上升至全球第47位，“艺术与设计学科”（Art and Design） 近年来也连续进入全球100强。
In order to reform and explore a talent training model that is more in line with the characteristics of the discipline, since 2018, School of Design has taken a series of innovative measures, including setting up practical pioneer courses, offering teaching fellow positions, and hiring external lecturers to participate in teaching, etc.. There’s no exaggeration that the results are quite fruitful.Shanghai Jiao Tong university ranking 47th in QS World University in “Architecture/Built Environment” subject in 2020. The “Art and Design” subject has been ascended the world’s top 100 in recent years as well.
The establishment of Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design coincides with a momentous historical opportunity: the state-initiated strategic transformation from “Made in China” to “Designed in China”, and the municipality’s ambitious plan to turn Shanghai into a “Capital of Design” and a “Centre for Science and Technological Innovation”. Riding on a world-class platform, with high-calibre students and first-rate research, our vision is to become a global School of Design with a distinctive Shanghai Jiao Tong character, sustained by a community of talented scholars and design practitioners.
About School of Design
Based on the thorough groundings, School of Design devotes into building an academic research and talent training platform that integrates science and technology with humanities and arts, gathers world-renowned design masters, and creates a highland for international cooperation in running schools, as well as forms a distinctive and innovative design discipline group. Professional (International) Master Programs in Architecture (M.Arch.), Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Design Engineering, IIDE), Landscape Architecture (M.LA.) and will be officially launched in 2021.
Our program will be held at Xuhui Campus, to provide students with unique learning experience soaked in the atmosphere with humanity and design atheistic, in the internationalized and high-density Xuhui District in downtown Shanghai. Shanghai occupies an important position in the history of modern Chinese design. The annual Shanghai Design Week, Shanghai Fashion Week, China International Industry Fair Design Innovation Exhibition and other activities held in Shanghai enliven the Chinese design atmosphere. “Xujiahui Origin” in Xuhui District is an important presentation of “Shanghai Culture” brand and “Shanghai Style”. The Xujiahui business district brings together world-class brand products and important corporate institutes, and the emerging Westbund Waterfront Cultural and Creative Zone, displays the deep integration of urban development, art design and cultural innovation. The Xuhui campus has a history of more than one hundred years.The Engineering Building is built with an Art Deco style by Laszlo Hudec, a world-famous Hungarian-Slovakian architect. With a prominent position and high value in architecture, the building is a famous landmark and destination for researchers and students in design fields.
The program aims to cultivate professional leading talents who acquire not only Chinese cultural heritage, noble ethical values, international vision and truth-seeking spirit, but also devote themselves to contribute to the common destiny of mankind and to thoughts of world design. Followed by this guidance, the program hopes to train professional leading elites and high-level applied talents with outstanding professional abilities and international vision.
M. Arch. (International) program cultivates candidates who are competent in the current career and future challenge of architectural design, historical architecture and heritage protection, urban design, design of building technology and other fields. Student in this program will be trained comprehensively. They will be capable of designing and researching in architectural design firms, as well as the work in architectural design management, education, development, consulting and other relevant aspects. We believe students who graduate from this program will have the potential to become an outstanding professional and senior management in Architecture.
Main research directions include Architectural Design and Theory; Architectural History and Theory; Urban design and Theory; Architectural Science Technology.
IIDE program is mainly based on the actual needs of national development, and is oriented to innovative design in the fields of high-end equipment, intelligent manufacturing, and internet digital, cultural and creative industry. It features three research directions: Design and Intelligent Technology, Design and Social Transformation, Design and Lifestyle. Through curriculum construction, teacher construction, talent cultivation resource construction, students will become senior professionals of industrial design engineering with international vision.
Main research directions varies from: Intelligent Design; Information and Interaction Design; User Experience Design; Design Strategy and Management; Design Culture and Social Innovations.
M. LA. (International) program aims to achieve harmony between human and nature with a comprehensive application of scientific, technical and artistic approaches, Students who graduate from this program will be inter-disciplinary, creative, and internationalized high-quality talents engage in the professional field of landscape architecture planning, design, construction and management.
Main research directions include Landscape Architecture Planning and Design; Landscape Architecture History and Theory; Landscape Plant Resources and Applications; Landscape Planning and Ecological Restoration.
Innovative Curriculum, Faculty and Training
In terms of curriculum innovation, benchmarking with international first-class design schools, we have set up fully-English based professional degree master program and introduce advanced curriculum systems which refer to “Culture + Design”, “Ecology + Design”, “Digitizaiton + Design” and “Society + Design” as research bases, and relying on the “Integrated Design Studio” practice platform, we offer three shared platform courses for architecture, industrial design, and landscape architecture, breaking the barriers of disciplines, and truly achieving integration innovation and resource sharing of major design disciplines.
In terms of teaching resources, the program dominated by School of Design faculties, however relying on extensive domestic and overseas cooperation relationships, industry networks, and external top universities and industry there are outstanding practicing designers who employed as teaching fellow and co-tutors, which enriches hands-on experience in design practice. Cultivate students’ professional quality; strengthen the proportion of overseas tutors, so that outstanding domestic students can receive world-class international design teaching entirely at Shanghai Jiao Tong University without going abroad.
In terms of training mode, the program contains rich opportunities of overseas exchanges to experience different design cultures, as well as rich internships in top international and domestic companies. Students will cultivate engineering design experience, cross-cultural cooperation capabilities and international perspectives.
A Shanghai Jiao Tong education does not merely prepare you for a future career in design. The spirit of this university and its charged history are matched by the expectation of its graduates: they aspire to become superior academics, nation builders, enterprise leaders and cultural elites. Your design craft and the capacity to think via design will help lay a sound pathway to meet and exceed the university’s expectation.
Well-decide the book you read, the person you mingle with, the words you listen to, and the fields you step into. Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design, we are waiting for you, waiting for you to design the future with us.
The program now have been included in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2021 full-time postgraduate enrollment plan.
Enroll time: 09:00-22:00, Oct 10th-31st, 2020
For details of admission and related information, please refer to the “Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2021 Postgraduate Admissions Guide”（https://yzb.sjtu.edu.cn/info/1022/2266.htm）; “Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2021 Master’s Enrollment Majors and Exam Subjects”(https://yzb.sjtu.edu.cn/info/1022/2464.htm)
可尘娟老师 Ms. KE Chenjuan
上一篇：福斯特事务所阿根廷一办公楼开工；安藤忠雄改造前巴黎证券交易所；Snøhetta公布埃尔帕索儿童博物馆方案 | 建筑一周
下一篇：上海交大设计学院 – 工业设计工程（国际）项目，招生启动