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Foundation Program

Foundation Design Technology belongs to the ‘Experimental Sciences’ group of IB subjects and prepares students for the demands of Group 4 Sciences in the IB Diploma Programme.


The Foundation Design Technology course at UWC Changshu China develops an understanding of the ‘Design Thinking Process’ and prepares students with the necessary skills to be able to use and apply key Approaches To Learning (ATL skills) while providing the resources for each student to practice and develop Design and Manufacturing techniques that are both relevant educationally and compare to a real world context.


The purpose built faculty at the UWC Changshu China campus has been specially equipped to allow students to easily realize their design potential and explore critical thinking skills in both 3D and 2D contexts with a rich provision of both modern and traditional prototyping resources available which include the most current CAD and CAM technologies.     

Design Technology (IBDP)

Design Technology aims to foster among students the skills required to use new and existing technologies to create new products, services and systems. Modern technology involves the application of scientific discoveries to produce useful artifacts. In creating new technologies to solve problems, designers in turn impact on the rate of scientific discovery. Through DP Design Technology, students achieve a high level of design literacy through the development of critical-thinking and design skills which they can apply in a practical context. With enhanced understanding of design and the technological world, IB Design Technology students contribute to our shared guardianship of the planet and create a better world.

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  • CODE with UWC (girls coding)
  • Renovare (fashion & textile)
  • Design hub (product/graphic design)
  • Architecture
  • Virtual Reality of UWC
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics