Creativity in Design
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Design
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThrough a series of exercises students' observation skills, problem solving skills and lateral thinking
abilities will be developed. Students will be encouraged and actively engaged in developing creative design
solutions, to assigned problems and to critically evaluate these solutions. Throughout the process students
will be introduced to techniques and tools of problem solving and they will be encouraged to use these in all
their design work. Observation, visualization and communication are central to the innovation cycle. Students
will be introduced to visual (sketching) and physical representation (prototyping/model making). Verbal
communication of ideas will be developed through in-class presentation of solutions.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.