We design and innovate to affect culture change, restore a stable climate, regenerate water and food systems, and reduce economic disparities. What do you design for? Let’s work together to design solutions to real problems. 

The Master of Design is a professional graduate level program that blends critical design thinking, creative practice, and engineering principles within a culture of innovation, creativity and social and sustainable entrepreneurship. The program is geared towards working professionals seeking ways to improve their leadership and practice.

Why study design?

Learn the processes and approaches to work more innovatively and creatively to address meaningful and practical problems of practice.

Program Overview

Advance your career through the MDes program. Applications for the May 2025 start date will open on May 1, 2024. Questions? Email masterdesign.ok@ubc.ca 

Virtual Information Session

We are looking for our first cohort of people working towards solving critical problems facing humanity. Our goal is to help you do that.

View this video recording to learn more about the program and the application process.