In this intensive program, students learn how to take an innovative idea from concept to development, and how to launch a project. The program will put you in a project-based curriculum developed around three key disciplines: design thinking, technology development, and entrepreneurship.
Students will receive two graduate degrees from leading universities:
1. University of Washington: Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI).
2. Tsinghua University: Master of Science in Engineering (Data Science and Information Technology) (MSE(DSIT)), or a Master’s Degree in Design.
To keep abreast with the development in social economy and in technologies, which brings new challenges as well as opportunities, a cross-disciplinary knowledge of art and science becomes more important for future art & design talents and industrial leaders. With the mutual aims to cultivate such talents, GIX cooperates with the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University** to offer new learning opportunities for students with art & design background.
The goal of this new direction is to improve the breadth and depth of students’frontier knowledge, build information product innovation for cultural creative industries, and cultivate high-level compound talents with an interdisciplinary knowledge structure. More details are coming soon. Stay tuned!
As the first higher education institution of arts and design in China, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University is in the leading position since the establishment. The Academy has been actively collaborating with the world’s top-class arts & design institutions and multinational companies in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teaching and research. Learn about AADTHU here (
Who Should Apply？
We're seeking a diverse cohort of learners who have demonstrated a capacity of innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and collaborative teamwork.
The program should attract students with diverse backgrounds and types of experience ranging from recent college grads to experienced professionals and seasoned entrepreneurs.
We have maintained placement 95%+ rate within 6 months of graduation for all cohorts.
Employers of our graduates:
• Microsoft • Amazon • Baidu • Huawei • The Climate Company • Ernst and Young • Alibaba • Electronic Arts • Facebook • Bytedance/Tik Tok • Google
• Product Designer • Software Engineer • Technical Program Manager • Product Manager • UX Designer/ Researcher
New Dual Degree Timeline Fall 2021
Starting Fall of 2021, we will adopt a new program structure geared toward providing more time for students to meet with their faculty advisors in the early stage of their thesis.
Application Deadlines (based on applicant's passport):
> International students : Jan 18, 2021. Admissions decisions will be communicated in mid-March, 2021.
> As a dual degree program, students are required to apply on both universities’ graduate admission portal by the required deadline.
Tsinghua Admission Portal：
UW Graduate School Website：
More details for application materials and process at