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-A

  통합디자인프로젝트 II-A

  Industry Internship


  Integrated Design Project III-A

  통합디자인프로젝트 III-A

  Master Graduation Project II

  석사졸업과제 II

  Ideation to Visualization *

  ​아이디어 시각화

  Integrated Design Project II-B

  통합디자인프로젝트 II-B

  Start-up Training


  Integrated Design Project III-B

  통합디자인프로젝트 III-B

  The Seminars


  CAD for Design Engineering *

  디자인공학 CAD

  Elective course 1

  · Over 4 weeks

  · Choose between
    Internship or Start-up Training

  Master Graduation Project I

  석사졸업과제 I


  Engineering Technologies for Designers *

  디자이너를 위한 공학기술

  Elective course 2

  Elective course 3


  Mechanical Elements & Design *

  기계요소와 디자인




 * : Conditional required courses can be exempted with approval of CDE committee. An exempted course is replaced with another elective courses 

     (* 표시된 과목은 CDE위원회 승인 하에 면제 될 수 있음. 면제된 과목은 다른 선택과목으로 대체하여야 함)






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* Integrated Design Project I, II-A/B, III-A/B 통합디자인프로젝트I, II-A/B, III-A/B
The integrated design project I, II-A/B, III-A/B are a series of project-based industry collaborative courses where students carry out elementary, intermediate, and advanced
levels of independent projects for three semesters from the first semester of Masters Courses, through which students will learn and develop integrated, holistic knowledge
and skill necessary for product development. These are mandatory courses for Masters Students in Industrial Design program. Taking design problems from industry,
students will experience total approach toward product development from opportunity identification through concept generation, design engineering, and design verification
with prototyping to development of business model. At the end of each semester, students demonstrate working prototypes of new product, product-service,
or product-system  concepts and file related patents. Student learning takes a balanced approach between contemporary theoretical knowledge and its pragmatic application through projects  supervised by academic and industrial experts.
  - IDP 2 : advisor-driven: 8 weeks group, 8 week individual
  - IDP 3 : student-driven: students search partner companies. Work as a design consulting firm.

 * CDE512 Ideation to Visualization 아이디어 시각화
The purpose of this course is to make students learn basic ideations to visualization skills. During the problem-posing and providing solutions through flexible thinking
 phases, the students will be trained to concretize their ideas and to visualize those ideas based on hands-on activity through conducting the tasks which have been initiated
 by themselves. The outcomes of this course will be a log book of ideation process and sketches, final presentation and exhibition of their concepts and visualized objects.

 * CDE513 CAD for Design Engineering 디자인공학 CAD
The purpose of this course is to train basic CAD skills to the students. Students will learn solid modeling techniques for product design. Along with this, they will learn various methods related to product design from transforming sketches on paper into 3D solid data, elaborated modeling, design engineering and visualization, to workable prototyping methods using NC or RP technologies.

 * 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 ask to
develop a simple interactive prototype using easily controllable sensors and actuators.

 * CDE515 Mechanical Elements and Design 기계요소 및 디자인
Mechanical Elements and Design is one of the four CDE preliminary courses. The focus is on understanding what types of mechanical elements are available and how they
can be used as part of product design. Based upon the understanding, students create a concept appropriate to a topic given by the responsible lecturer with a consortium
of stakeholders and build a working prototype mainly using mechanical elements. In this way the students gain hands-on experience of and learn how to apply mechanical
elements to product design. This course features a design-by-making approach for a real stakeholder.

 * CDE691,692 Master Graduation Project I, II 석사졸업과제 I, II
This course is offered for master students aiming to foster competent design engineers who have integrated perspective, creative problem-solving knowledge and skills and a business mind. Students define a problem and deliver a practical solution using various methods and techniques coming from design, engineering, business and so forth.
Students will take this course for two semesters in a row. Patent application, award winning, technology transfer, or publication of research outcomes is expected.
  - Master graduation project 1 : Spring semester, two presentations, project proposal
  - Master graduation project 2 : Fall semester, graduation exhibition, report in thesis format

 * 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.

* 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 one highly-finished interactive prototype per a team by going through the iterative prototyping process of
the design concepts they have generated. During the course, students will discuss and practice how to apply technologies from the perspective of design; specifically,
they will learn essential engineering skills comprising physical computing skills, and programming skills for the hardware and software development of their prototypes.
Along with this, students will conduct ideation of their designs from the initial phase of the course until finalization, in order to generate one novel and creative interactive
product idea. Ideation will be done on the basis of engineering skill practice, technology trend research and user needs exploration.
 * 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.

 * 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.

 * CDE910 Industrial Internship 산업체 인턴쉽
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 of this or start-up training 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 of this or Industrial Internship during winter or summer vacation.

 * DHE581 Advanced Additive Manufacturing 고등적층제조
This course studies the systematic process to extract the technological principles and knowhow of existing products and other systems. In particular, the course introduces
some methods to digitize an existing physical part (e.g. 3D scanning) and construct CAD models of the parts. The concepts and tools for rapid prototyping such as Fused
Deposition Method (FDM), Stereo Lithography Apparatus (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering equipments (SLS) and other 3D printing technologies will be introduced.

 * DHE572 Product Lifecycle Management PLM
This course studies the concept and application of product lifecycle management (PLM), and covers Beginning of Lifecycle (BOL), Middle of Lifecycle (MOL), and End of
Lifecycle (EOL) managements while placing emphasis on emerging information technologies and decision making issues. Through this course, the student will
learn the in-depth understanding of lifecycle engineering.

 * 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

 * 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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