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Victoria University of Wellington Master of Design Innovation – MDI
Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Design Innovation – MDI

Wellington, New Zealand

1 Years


Full time

27 Jan 2025

24 Feb 2025

NZD 16,387 / per course



Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry. In this three-trimester programme, you'll learn the art of bringing ideas to life—from conception to design to construction.

Delve into an area of your choice in this industry-focused, professional qualification with the School of Design Innovation. Assess new technologies and investigate the social, cultural, environmental and economic implications of design on our world.

Through a combination of coursework and supervised research, you'll gain a greater understanding of the process of creating value through design.

Research Groups

You’ll do much of your work as part of a group in the Design Research Innovation Laboratory (DRIL). These groups provide a stimulating and supportive environment for inspiration and discovery. Choose a research group that fits with your current knowledge, your career goals, and your intended research portfolio topic.

To find out about the School of Design Innovation’s research groups, main research areas, and supervising staff, visit the School's Research site.

Work with commercial and cultural organisations on applied research projects, build your communication and collaboration skills and get ready for an exciting career in design.

Duration and Workload

With full-time study, the MDI can be completed in 13 to 18 months. It’s possible to complete it in three trimesters, but most people submit their research portfolio after four trimesters. With part-time study, the MDI will take six trimesters to complete.

If you are studying full-time, you can expect a workload of 35 to 40 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students will need to do around 20 to 23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working.


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