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International Semester in Responsible Design

Updated on May 5, 2015
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Overview

  • Master

  • Duration :
    One semester starting in February

Summary

"Responsible-Design@Grenoble" is an international exchange semester project where future engineering designers face the challenge of considering the lifelong impact of products and processes in their day-to-day practices.This semester allows students to experience Responsible Design through an international innovative project in collaboration with industrialists and attend Business & Responsible Design lectures. International student teams have to design innovative concepts of responsible products to respond to industrial challenges. Teams take projects all the way from defining design requirements to constructing numerical and functional prototypes ready for technical evaluation. They have to define business plans for the innovative products.

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

Classes will be held at the Industrial Engineering (Génie Industriel) school of the Grenoble Institute of Technology. Very well  located in the city center, right next to the train station, the school is easily accessible.

RESOURCES

  • GI-NOVA: Platform for Innovation, Design and Prototyping
  • G-SCOP: Research Center in Integrated Design
  • Grenoble University of innovation facilities

More details : Exchange Semester Responsible Design


Objectives

To propose innovations that include social and environmental issues:

  • User centered design
  • Sustainable design
  • Inclusive design
  • Ethics & Responsibility
  • Eco-efficient innovation & design

Specificities

Projects/outcomes

  • Projects are suggested by industrial partners and then refined with the teaching team
  • Projects are of vital interest to companies, they are real.
The final report will contain:
  • Exploration and acquisition of concepts and values
  • Models and drawings from the study phase
  • Recommendations for future developments.

Key features:

  • Extensive communication between companies and students
  • Regular project reviews
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • French language and culture class

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Admission

  • Entry requirements : Must have completed at least 5 semesters of a Bachelor's degree.

Entry requirements

  • English proficiency
  • Excellent academic results

Application deadline: November 1st

To apply please go to:

Website

Contacts

Education contact

Office Mail

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Program

  • Course duration :
    One semester starting in February

Program

*ECTS : European Credit Transfer System
Program subject to change

February - June (30 ECTS* credits)

Lectures are available each week with guest speakers from universities and companies:

Responsible Design seminar:

  • Environmental impact assessment, eco-design principles, energy consumption analysis
  • European regulations and recommendations
  • Extended producer responsibility
  • Industrial design, ergonomics
Business seminars:

  • Cost management
  • Marketing
  • Business modelling
  • Project management
  • Operations
French language and culture classes

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International

  • Language of instruction : English
  • Internship abroad : No

International exchange

Exchange semester

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Prospects

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Written by Sophie Adelaide Magnier

Date of update May 5, 2015

Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes