"Responsible-Design@Grenoble" is an international 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.
Our objective is to propose innovation that includes social and environmental issues:
User centred design
Ethics & Responsibility
Joint seminars 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
French language and culture courses
The programme is open to students who have a solid academic background in Engineering and at least a First Year of a Master's Degree (M1) (European Bologna process*)
The language of communication is English
Students receive an international certificate upon successful completion of the project
* The purpose of the Bologna Process (or Bologna Accords) is the creation of the European Higher Education Area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe.
Written by Candida Saulnier
Date of update April 25, 2016
How to apply for the International Semester Project ( Close)
Deadline to apply
4th November 2016
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