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Can i get into designing?

Postby Shreyan237 » July 15th, 2017, 10:52 am


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Hi there! :D

My name is Shreya and i am from Mumbai,India.I am a biomedical engineer (graduated in 2016) and currently working a 9-5 job in an IT firm as a software tester.Now why am i here you might ask right? for help from you amazing designers i say!
my question is, having no prior education or professional experience in Designing can i really get into this exciting world at all?

for the past 1 month i have been looking up for schools and future education options i can pursue as an engineer at this point.I understood that i could get into the IIT's or NID's in india by giving the CEED exam as an engineering degree is a prerequisite for it.but i am really interested to look up for a masters in designing abroad as well.

I just sketch as a hobby and i know i can improve with practise,but is that all? I don't have any professional portfolio
So my questions are:
Should i even think about pursuing a MDes?
If yes, Where and how should i start working on my skills?
and are there institues abroad that take in Students without any professional experience in Designing?


Designers! please help...

Re: Can i get into designing?

Postby ralphzoontjens » July 16th, 2017, 1:08 pm

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Hi Shreya,

I definitely recommend doing a Master's program before entering a design career. It will be a great training where you can go in-depth and explore the kind of design you want to pursue. Eindhoven University in the Netherlands will be a good program for you - you get individual guidance, work in teams and can work on various kinds of design activities and always involved in the groups doing presentations, demonstration days and other events. Also there is a biomedical eng. faculty where you can collaborate with their experts and facilities. You will find plenty of people from your city there as well. Cost of living and studying is very good. You will have to do a 6-month pre-master trajectory before entering the program so this will be the best time to send in a letter, so the staff has time to review it before the crazy new season starts again.
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Re: Can i get into designing?

Postby Sandipan_Nath » August 15th, 2017, 7:56 am


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Checked the website and it seems the Pre-Masters is available only for the EU applicants. Do you know of any other pre-masters/Foundation courses which are open for Non-EU applicants as well?

Re: Can i get into designing?

Postby Sandipan_Nath » September 11th, 2017, 2:08 am


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Hi Shreya

Have you found out any pre-master/Foundation or design engineer programs that you are eligible to apply? I am in similar kind of situation. I pm'd you with further questions. I have shortlisted few.

Re: Can i get into designing?

Postby ralphzoontjens » September 12th, 2017, 3:38 am

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I don't know about other universities but I know that the Eindhoven university does take students from outside the EU, including East Asia. In fact the faculty is very happy to accept students from Japan, China and India. You will have to go to a recruitment procedure but you can always contact the study advisor for further information and they will be happy to answer you.
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