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MDes Human Machine Design / UX Design

  • // Initial Education
  • // Program taught in English
  • // Nantes (France)

A postgraduate program in two years specialized in UX Design, a single master’s degree in design

Program specially tailored for students from all over the world who want to integrate our MDes

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The MDes UX Design explores the concept of tangibility and materiality of the information for the conception of innovative products and services, in every area. It is based on hybridization between objects, environments and information systems.

Main themes

  • Development of user-centered digital services
  • Connected objects
  • Gaming applications
  • Mobile services
  • Pervasive computing
  • Research on multisensory interfaces

Curriculum

The MDes programs, established over two years, are organized in four semesters validated by 30 ECTS each. A consequent and increasing personal working time is expected for each module.

Semester 1
This first semester is dedicated to adapting to the French cultural environment and to teaching methods specific to the school in a multidisciplinary approach.

Courses:
• Design and complexity project
• Prospective design project
• Methodology seminar
• Innovation seminar
• Intellectual property
• Seminar specific to the chosen program
• Introduction to research workshop
• Preparation for the end of studies project,
• Memory preparation workshop
• TOEIC preparation

Semester 2
Students spend this semester abroad, either in academic exchange or internship as a junior designer (13 weeks minimum).

The objective of this semester for students studying at a partner school is to discover other teaching methods, other tools and approaches of the design project.
For students in internship, the goal is to highlight and expand professional knowledge in the context of another culture.

Semester 3
Continuation and finalization of the end-of-studies project summarizing all the professional skills acquired. It can be conducted in collaboration with a company and / or research laboratory of a partner university. This personal end-of-studies project must be related to the program in which students are enrolled.
Supervision is ensured in the form of workshops under the direction of a referent designer, to which punctual speakers are associated. Writing a thesis in the theme of the project.

Courses:
• Initiation to law
• introduction to management
• End of studies project workshop
• Memory Workshop
• Professionalization & lab
• Competitions

Semester 4
The study program ends with a minimum of sixteen weeks (and a maximum of six months) internship within a company, in France or abroad.
Trainees work as junior designers and support all or part of a project.
The student must demonstrate his ability to integrate into a team, manage a project and develop all the sequences of the project for its smooth running. It allows the student to articulate all of his studies with what will be his first professional experience.
Depending on the professional project of the student, this internship can also take place within a company that the student will create, or even within a research laboratory.

Program taught in English

 

 

Admission requirements

> Academic requirements

This program is open to all applicants who either:

hold a Bachelor’s Degree in design or equivalent, or
have completed at least three years of undergraduate studies in design or equivalent, equating to at least 180 ECTS credits

You may apply before actually receiving the degree or having completed your undergraduate studies. However, admission will only take effect once the degree is obtained or the undergraduate credits have been validated.

Applicants whose level we assess to be insufficient may be recommended to follow a semester or a full year in our International Class before entering the master’s program.

> Language requirements

English
If you are not a native English speaker, we ask that you provide proof of your English proficiency (minimum level of 700 points at the TOEIC test or equivalent for programs taught in English).

French
While not mandatory for the programs taught in English, a certain command of French language is recommended for daily life in France and integration purposes.

> How to apply ?

How ? Application can only be done online.

When ? From October 12, 2018 to June 2, 2019
Session 1: Online applications from October 12, to December 2, 2018
Session 2: Online applications from December 3 2018 to February 3, 2019
Session 3: Online applications from Februart 4 to March 17, 2019
Session 4: Online applications from March 18 to April 28, 2019
Session 5: Online applications from April 29 to June 2, 2019

How much does it cost ? Once you have filled out your personal data, you will be required to pay a non-refundable inscription fee of 50€ to cover the administrative costs of your admission process. This payment is only possible by credit card or Paypal and is fully secured.

Selection process
The selection process is organized as follow:
1. online application and payment of the application fees,
2. sending all the required documents for application,
3. application file review,
4. if your application is accepted and if necessary, a face-to-face or skype interview will be organized.
> Tuition fees

Tuition fees 2019 : 7 700 € per year.

Scholarships: We recommend you contact the French embassy in your country, your local CampusFrance agency.

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Double degree

During the second year of their master’s studies, students have the possibility to prepare double degrees:

The academic schedule is adapted to allow students to follow both courses. Students may apply for these double degrees during their first year of master’s studies.

The courses in the partner institutes are held in French. A minimum level of CEFR B2 is recommended to be able to follow the courses.

Teaching staff

Head of program
Grégoire Cliquet, Director of the Human Machine Design Lab

Educational Coordinator
Arnaud Le Roi

Job prospects and further education

Areas of application

  • Connected objects
  • Gaming applications
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Work equipment
  • Mobile services
  • Pervasive computing
  • Research on multisensory interfaces
  • Collaborative / interactive work

Master’s degree in design

As all our master programs, this one leads you to the Master’s degree in design, certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and registered in the Registre National des Certifications Professionnelles (the French directory for vocational qualifications or RNCP) as a Level I Master’s degree.

To know more about this diplome, check out the Our degrees page.

Partners

Industries

AMA (groupe Guillemot), Bodet, Dassault Systèmes, Orange Labs, PSA, Proginov Touchlab, Wiztivi, Groupe SEB, Abri Services, MAIF, BIG BEN

Competitiveness clusters and associations

La Cantine numérique (Nantes)/Atlantic 2.0 Clarté, Pôle Images et Réseaux, SAMOA/Quartier de la Création, Stéréolux, Trempolino

Educational institutions

Arts et Métiers Angers-Laval (ENSAM)/ Laboratory Presence and Innovation (member of the Design&Emotion Research Group)
Télécom Bretagne (Computer Systems and Network Engineering)
University of Nantes – Polytech

 

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