Professional Master of Design-Engineering


The curriculum of our graduate school is designed to help students develop practical abilities in the design industry. The program will focus in understanding design thinking, problem-solving, engineering knowledge and industrial technologies. Every semester students will learn necessary skills and integrated knowledge in developing a new product by participating in projects by collaborating with a company. By learning from company experts and advisory professors, students will acquire in-depth field knowledge. During the end of the semester, students will exhibit their working prototype of their service/ product and will apply for a patent. Knowledge that is needed for product development can be learned by taking separate specific courses. 



For graduation, there will be an individual 1 year graduation project with a sponsoring company, developing a product. Students are expected to write a

graduation paper based upon their project progress and at the pinnacle, exhibit their working prototype that is both functional and aesthetic. Company experts

and advisory professors will all participate as the project progresses.

 ​Recommendation for Course-taking

 1st Semester

2nd Semester 

 Summer or Winter Vacation (1st yr)

 3rd Semester

 4th Semester 

  Integrated Design Project I 

 ​ 통합디자인프로젝트 I

  Integrated Design Project II

  통합디자인프로젝트 II

  Industry Internship


  Integrated Design Project III

  통합디자인프로젝트 III

  Master Graduation Project


  Elective course 1

  Elective course 3

  Start-up Training


  Elective course 5

  The Seminars


  Elective course 2

  Elective course 4

  · Over 6 weeks

  · Choose between
    Internship or Start-up Training

  Master Graduation Project





  Master Graduation Project










Course Description

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CDE511 Integrated Design Project I 통합디자인프로젝트 I

This is an introductory level design project course with a focus upon developing the necessary foundations of knowledge and skills for new product development. Students execute every step of the new product development process, from fuzzy front end and need finding through to the articulation of designs as prototypes, user scenario-boards, together with detail on technically functionality. For the first section of the course, students will identify design opportunities within the bounds of overarching themes related to user-centred problem domains. They will then develop new concepts while learning and practicing various design research methods. Students use necessary knowledge and skills for visualizing and specifying design concepts that are acquired from their elective courses offered simultaneously. For the final part of the semester, students will work to embody their concept designs as prototypes at a high level of fidelity on use, functional and/or aesthetic dimensions. The final outcomes of this course include prototype(s), project report and concept boards. Expected quality indicators and achievements may include patient and design award applications, design exhibitions and publication.



CDE521 Integrated Design Project II 통합디자인프로젝트 II

This is an intermediate level design project course with a focus upon the aquisition and application of new product development knowledge and skills. This course offers each students (or by teams) to drive their own design projects from concepts to prototypes for their favorite design-focused firms in the worldwide (e.g., Artemide, Airbnb, IKEA, B&O, Leica, MUJI or other domestic firms). The firms are not officially contracted; however, students can choose the company that they wanted to propose a design for them in the future. Students should come up with a design proposal and required to investigate and understand the design theme or philosophy of their firms that they have selected. Students will experience a total design process, and during each phases (in particular, the design development phase) they are encouraged to integrate the fundamental design and engineering knowledge (e.g., CAD, visualization, electronics / programming and prototyping and so on) for their final design outcome. Each students or a team should come up with a design proposal including a HW or SW semi-working prototype for their selected company at the final. The course will be comprised of lectures, studio classes, assignments and presentations.



CDE531 Integrated Design Project III 통합디자인프로젝트 III

This is an advanced level design project course with a focus upon knowledge and skills necessary for project management in an industry environment. In groups, students will plan, organize and manage the entire product design project. Thus, this course emphasizes on student-team driven product design activity and teamwork. For the success of the course, it is desirable that students will formulate design projects based on existing items from partner companies. Although the course runs in the context of industry-collaboration, this does not mean that students should achieve the goal and requirements defined by the companies. Any decisions and project activities are made and executed in a student team-driven way with the assistance and guidance of supervisory teams. The final grade of this course will include functional prototype(s), a project report, and patient application. Project results will also be presented and demonstrated at the graduation exhibition during 15th and 16th week of the semester.



CDE691 Master Graduation Project 석사졸업과제

Master Graduation Project is to verify students’ qualities as independent designers, who have an integrated perspective, creative problem-solving knowledge and skills and a business mind. Students are required to fulfill their MGP research credits during the Master program period, and are expected to apply their knowledge and skills they acquired throughout the Master’s degree to execute a new product development or a practical design research project. They will independently define a problem and deliver a practical solution using various methods and techniques of design, engineering and business. The final outcome should include strong design-related contributions (e.g., understanding users, design artifacts and functional prototype(s)) through their Master thesis and graduation exhibition. Also, students are strongly recommended to apply the patent of their design outcomes. Their outcomes will also be presented and demonstrated at the graduation exhibition during 15th and 16th week of the semester.



CDE891 Doctoral Research 박사논문연구

This course is for doctoral students with an aim to conduct a research through design and valorize the result in a form of scientific writing for publication, patents, design awards or other equivalent forms. Students should actively work in a laboratory setting, gain experience through hands-on experimentation, and disseminate the outcomes to relevant communities.



CDE910 Industry Internship 산업체 인턴십

Students will spend more than four weeks within industries as an intern to discover ideas or items related to Integrated Design Project III or Master Graduation Project. After an internship, students must submit a report which includes 1) lessons learned, 2) activities and 3) opportunities for a new project. Students are encouraged to do their internship at a large firm or a small but strong company which has clear potentials. All CDE master's student must take either this course or the start-up training course during winter or summer vacation.


CDE911 Start-up training 창업훈련

This is individual project course where students attempt to commercialize the outcomes of project courses such as Integrated Design Project II.' Students should improve the quality of the design outcomes, establish marketing strategies, and do marketing activities utilizing various channels such as quick start-up or crowd funding program. All CDE master's student must take either this course or the start-up training course during winter or summer vacation.


DHE590 The Seminars 세미나

The purpose of this course is to extend knowledge to the state-of-the-art R&D in real scientific fields; and to get indirect experience by contacting experts in various fields. Students and professors can exchange their own ideas and information to reach creative and fine-tuned achievements through the Seminars.


CDE514 Engineering Technologies for Designers 디자이너를 위한 공학기술

The students in this course will learn basic engineering skills, specifically comprising physical computing skills for the implementation of their interactive product ideas, and programming skills to control the prototypes. In particular, students will learn electronics basics and programming using Arduino and Processing by conducting step-by-step exercises. During the course, students will discuss and practice how to apply technologies from the perspective of design. At the end of the course, students will be asked to develop a simple interactive prototype using easily controllable sensors and actuators. The lessons learned from this course could support students’ to supplement their fundamental engineering knowledge during taking Integrated Design Project courses.


CDE516 3D CAD & Mechanical Design 3D CAD와 기구설계

The purpose of this course is to acquire knowledge and skills that are necessary for product design and design engineering practice with 3D CAD. It focuses on developing strategies of generating, testing, and implementing product design concepts with 3D CAD tool and mechanical design principles. With 3D CAD tool, students will learn and practice developing exterior shape of product concept, laying out structural / functional components inside of it, embodying structure and connections of components, generating assembly model, producing engineering drawings and photo-realistic rendering images, executing draft and stress analysis of components, and simulating interference and physical properties of the product such as weight, center of mass, etc. Based upon the understanding, students will create a product concept that has mechanical principles and implement it as a working prototype through fully utilizing 3D CAD and mechanical design principles.


CDE601 Professional Design Practice 디자인 실무

This course addresses the generic and professional skills that designers need for their future careers, such as teamwork, presentation skills, building a portfolio, and communicating their competencies to potential employers and clients. In this course, students will learn skills required in design practice through visiting a design company and interviewing designers in the company.


CDE602 Strategic Product-Service Development 전략적 제품-서비스 개발

New product-service development is the strategic way companies act in the changing competitive environment. Meeting the market demand as well as addressing societal and environmental issues through new products and services form an integral part of a company’s competitiveness. In this course, students will be introduced with approaches to develop new products and related services that build on the company’s core competences and the opportunities in the market while achieving the societal and environmental sustainability.


CDE603 Interaction Design 인터랙션 디자인

The students in this class will learn ways to design and implement a highly-finished interactive prototype, specifically they will learn physical computing and programming skills for the implementation of their interactive product ideas. Students will learn systematic ways to generate novel and creative interactive product ideas by planning the concrete technologies to be used in their products and the hardware designs for implementation; and they will go through the iterative prototyping process of the concepts they have generated in order to complete their interactive prototypes that can be used in the real world. During the learning process, students will discuss ways to plan concrete technologies to be used in their products and the hardware designs for implementation based on their design concepts. They will have periodic discussions with the instructor about ways to improve their design concepts and to apply technologies from the perspective of design and interaction design research.


CDE701 Research Methodology 연구방법론

This is an advanced lecture course to study various research methods which form the fundamentals of design research. Students are expected to learn systematic understanding of research methods and research process, which will lead them to conduct students' master or doctoral research.


CDE702 Research through Design 디자인을 통한 연구

The purpose of this course is to make students learn essential theories and methodologies for research through design. They will experience a design process by using their initial concept prototype through research through design approach.


CDE703 Design Practice Innovation 디자인실무 혁신

This course focuses upon the concept of design as reflective-practice as theory to conceptualize and define design and designing. Particular attention will be paid to the development of design ability, creative and innovative product design and development, the nature of design problems and their resolution, design thinking and cognition. Students will be required to engage in a practice-lead research project aimed at contributing to understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities required in design practice.


CDE704 Design Research for Industry 기업을 위한 디자인 연구

The purpose of this course is to train students to form and conduct their design research that can be easily blended and applied to Industry.


CDE705 Research Issues in CDE CDE 연구논제

In this course, emerging topics of special interest in the combined areas of design and engineering will be selected under the guidance of a faculty member, and the student will present and discuss the current researches.


CDE706 Sustainable Design 지속가능 디자인

"Sustainability" is becoming as a driving force in the spheres of business, socio-economic development and the environment. Studying the concept of design for everybody and for society will provide students new perspectives to the aspect of ethics and standards as a designer. This course deals with universal design, eco design and social design as new business models.


CDE707 Human-centered Design 인간중심디자인

This course treats knowledge and insights from the human sciences as far as this contributes to our understanding of the way we (mis)use products, are aesthetically pleased or emotionally touched by them through our various sense modalities (touch, sound, vision), experience (dis)comfort, risk or safety in use, and learn to operate products in (in)appropriate ways. Connections will thus be revealed between the way our various systems work and the way we understand, use, and (emotionally) experience products. The course is built on a few themes and for each theme relevant literature will be selected and shared.


CDE708 Contextual Design 컨텍스츄얼디자인

Students in this course will learn about how to use empirical method to gather data about people’s social and cultural contexts. At the end of this class, students should be able to design a study that allows them to take a question and answer it using appropriate data collection and analysis techniques. Techniques will include how to interview people, including designing questions that allow people to provide you with information, observing humans doing various tasks and activities to learn about how they interact with computers. For each technique, students will learn what types of question it can answer, how to go about using it, and how does it influence their study design.


CDE709 Design for Social Innovation 사회적 혁신을 위한 디자인

This course aims at addressing complex problems of contemporary society and bringing positive changes through design interventions. Various theories, approaches and tools such as co-design, service design, and assistive technology are explored to understand and cope with social and environmental problems at systems level. The outcomes of design for social innovation are not solutions per se but the environment that empower conception and implementation of these solutions.


CDE901~905 Special Topics in CDE1~5 CDE 특론 1~5

This course consists of students-led seminars on contemporary topics in Design Research and Practice.


TIM 504 Marketing 마케팅

This course deals with the subjects needed to design and execute the best marketing effort required to perform a successful strategy in target markets. Students will learn concepts and analytical tools needed for major marketing decisions through lectures, case discussions, case analysis, and presentation.


TIM 505 Principles of Finance & Accounting 재무와 회계원론

This is a joint course in financial management and accounting. It focuses on the basic concepts and useful methodology to understand the essential knowledge of finance and accounting.


TIM 506 Strategy 전략경영

This course is designed to address the theoretical and analytical tools relevant to the formulation and implementation of business/corporate strategy. Subjects covered in this course are: external/internal environment analysis, business strategy, corporate strategy, strategic processes, strategy execution, and competition in the high-tech industry. This course will utilize a variety of teaching methods that will help students to understand the practical application of strategic concepts.


TIM 611 Big Data and New Product Development 빅데이터와 신제품 개발

This course focuses on new product development using consumer and industrial big data. In particular, it deals with real-life domestic and international practices, including utilization of big data in the new product design, obtaining useful information about consumers from big data, and the improvement of existing products using big data.


TIM 613 Business Model Innovation: Servitization of Manufacturing 비지니스 모형 혁신: 제조업의 서비스화

Manufacturing enterprises in a high-cost economic environment should innovate constantly in order to survive. Students learn how manufacturing companies manage innovative services that complement products. Various methods, including service, support, financial services, consulting services, design/development services, and installation services, will be discussed in the course. In addition, topics related to carrying out an innovative service such as the cost-benefit analysis of the service and ways of overcoming organizational change will be covered.


TIM 621 Experiential Entrepreneurship & Tech Commercialization 기업가 정신과 기술사업화

This course is to experience technology commercialization and develop the ability to discover and obtain business value from technologies. Students from diverse backgrounds, such as natural science, engineering, management, humanities, will work on projects in groups.


TIM 622 Entrepreneurial Finance 벤처 재무

This course focuses on the financial problems of start-ups and ventures, and will discuss pros and cons of the various financial options available to these companies. In particular, bootstrapping, crowdfunding, government grants and loans, commercial banks, angel investing, DPOs, venture capital, venture banking, and small IPOs will be discussed.


TIM 624 Growth Strategies for New Ventures 신생벤처기업의 성장전략

This course focuses on the problems that new venture companies face during their growth stages. Topics will cover company life cycle, growth theories, growth strategy, the role of management, organizational structure, business model innovation, franchise growth strategy, and marketing and finance strategy for growth.

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