Recognizing the increasing importance that design thinking can play in positively impacting society, enhancing business success, and managing organizational change, students in the Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation address the complex dilemmas of contemporary society. The program focuses on the application of foresight and design innovation methods to develop solutions which are transformative and sustainable - economically, environmentally and which address human needs. The program interweaves design with social science, technology and business providing the skills and knowledge to identify critical issues, frame problems and develop innovative solutions and implementation plans. Through holistic thinking in a co-creative environment, the designer, the business person, the social scientist and the engineer will develop together the skills required for true socio-technological innovation.
International Student Requirements:
English Language Competence
The official language of instruction at OCADU is English.* An applicant whose primary language is not English or whose previous education has been conducted in another language must demonstrate command of English sufficient to pursue their chosen program before being accepted into that program. Applicants are required to achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following standardized English tests that include a writing component:
TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet based test) or If IBT is not available: a) Minimum PBT (paper-based) TOEFL of 600 and essay of 5, or b) Minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7 on the academic modules.