(Award available for year: Master of Arts)
* Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the current issues and challenges of technology and its applicationto design, informed by knowledge at the forefront of the design research community.* Negotiate an innovative design project and develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate this.* Exhibit mastery in the exercise of established research methodologies and methods in order to define a problemor need and to provide a design solution.* Undertake an active and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others.* Present effective design solutions displaying sophisticated technical competence and skills.* Evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the Design using appropriate critical and creativemethods and frameworks.
Transferable (key) skills
* The skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industryor area of professional practice.* Evaluating their own achievement and that of others.* Self-direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations.* Independent learning and the ability to work in a way that ensures continuing professional development.* Critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
* Demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area.* Drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study.* Evaluating received opinion.* Make sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of completedata.