Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Industrial Design. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MID1. Course coordinator: Claus-Christian Eckhardt,, Industrial Design. Assessment: 80% participation, project completion according to the guidelines set by the teacher. Further information: The course includes discussions and reviews, both in individual and group sessions. Students are expected to actively contribute in shaping their master education; identifying their goals, formulating their objectives and possible courses of action. Home page:

- Familiarise the students with each other, the staff and the facilities as well as the specific possibilities of studying in a full-faculty university environment.

- Introduce the three general topics of study: 1. Form & Technology, 2. Living & Behaviour and 3. Man & Nature.

- Raise awareness for the relation between the three topics of study and their importance in industrial design.

- Develop an understanding that sustainable as well as moral and ethical considerations must be at the root of any industrial design project.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- Demonstrate an understanding of the three general topics in relation to the industrial design profession.

- Demonstrate the ability to plan and work individually as well as in a small team.

- Students are required to develop a product, service or write a topical essay.

- The projects will be taught in form of a number of small projects and/or workshops.

for the master education will be handed out as soon as the students have chosen their thematic repertoire.