Three Policies of School of Design
Admission Policy at School of Design
The School of Design considers for admission those who apply themselves, with strong interest and eagerness, to the acquisition of design sensibility (sense of design), imagination, and planning ability as well as research in these areas, and aspire to realize their dreams through personal growth, especially those who desire to become creative educated individuals equipped not only with a sense of humanity and an awareness of ethics but also with the mind of and skills in design that are of much use in real life, thereby contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.
Curriculum Policy at School of Design
To fulfill TUT’s fundamental mission “To build up human resources that will contribute to the improvements in the quality of life and to the progress of technology,” the School of Design sets forth the following curriculum policy, aiming to educate students to become internationally minded, educated individuals equipped not only with a sense of humanity and an awareness of ethics but also with creativity and the mind of and skills in design to contribute to the construction of a sustainable society:
- 1. Liberal Arts
To foster an international mindset, a sense of humanity, an awareness of ethics, and high creativity, the Liberal Arts subject group is composed of four subgroups of subjects: (a) humanity and social sciences, (b) foreign languages, (c) informatics (computers), mathematics, and other natural sciences, and (d) character building subjects (good citizenship, wellness).
- 2. Specialized Subjects
(a) Basic Specialized and Common Subject Groups
These are designed to give students a solid foundation for studying basic and practical subjects common to all specialized fields at the School of Design, focusing on fundamental knowledge and skills. They are offered as required, required elective, or elective subjects.
(b) Specialized Subject Group
These are designed to put students through knowledge and skills in specialized fields at the School of Design as well as the mind of and skills in design and then to foster the ability to solve field problems or create new values by systematically applying such knowledge and skills.
They include, as required and required elective subjects, various subjects characteristic of the School of Design, namely sensibility exercises, skill exercises, and specialized exercises, so as to nurture the ability for practical application.
They further include, as required subjects, specialized research and a graduate project, so as to nurture the ability to put to practice what they have learned during the four-year period and ultimately solve real-life problems.
Diploma Policy at School of Design
The requirements for qualifying for a diploma are, first, to enroll for a pre-specified period of time in the School of Design, second, to earn a minimum of 124 credits by completing subjects (liberal arts, specialized) that are designed adhering to its principles of educating students to be equipped with six abilities, namely those of team work, concentration, proposal, realization, information gathering, and idea creation, through the study of ways of thinking in design for enriching the quality of life and the acquisition of the sensibility and skills in materializing the design, and finally to pass the graduation exam for a bachelor. The subjects mentioned herein include not only lectures but also graduation work (as a graduation project) as well as sensibility exercises, skills exercises, and specialized exercises that are specified by the School.
The criteria for passing the graduation exam for a bachelor are that the student has adequately mastered both liberal arts subjects, which are offered across all the schools of TUT, and specialized subjects, which are specifically designed by the School, whether he/she has created a design with a clear intension and a clear objective, and whether he/she is possessed of communication skills, logical thinking ability, an analytic mindset, evaluation skills, and problem solution skills.