In a world of expanding relations that bind societies, politics, economics, technologies, and environments, there are few simple, isolated problems.


In today’s world, innovations require weaving together the knowledge, theories and skills of different disciplines. This Certificate introduces design as the creative and critical means to innovate — to define, to imagine, and to advance a globally just future.

The Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation assumes that innovation will not come from any one discipline, but rather from the meaningful integration of methods, technologies, knowledge, and thought from a wide range of different disciplines. As such, the certificate connects the design approaches and disciplines from four schools (College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design, College of Letters and Science – Arts and Humanities Division, and the Haas School of Business) to ensure that students know how to innovate. The program trains students to take responsibility for the entire life cycle of innovation, from idea to execution and beyond.