Essential upskilling for working professionals, leaders and managers from all industries and sectors looking to creatively solve problems and develop innovative products, services, processes and systems.
Propose a design solution to a problem in your chosen organisation
Design thinking is a practical and creative problem-solving approach that focuses on human need. As a human-centred and iterative design approach, it involves empathising, defining, ideating, prototyping and testing – to develop better and more innovative products, services, processes and systems. Design Thinking is therefore highly relevant to any business or organisation across all sectors.
In this Design Thinking micro-credential you will develop
the ability to creatively solve specific problems through convergent and divergent thinking processes
the ability to critically reflect on your practice and outcomes
a Kaupapa Māori approach to design thinking and practice
a creative solution to a real-world problem within your organisation
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent level qualification, OR
Equivalent and relevant professional experience that demonstrates ability to perform in the micro-credential and commit to achieving its outcomes
All entry applications are assessed by the Programme Director and a personal interview may be requested if necessary.
International students will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete this micro-credential, Academic IELTS 6.5 (minimum with no bands less than 6.0), or a minimum TOEFL score of 100 with minimum sub-scores of 25, or equivalent qualification, if English is not the potential students' first language.
Proof of equivalent and relevant professional experience eg CV, pay slips, references
You may be eligible for an Influence Scholarship, which covers 60% of the full fees for selected programmes, including the Digital Transformation Micro-Credential. See our Scholarships page to find out more.