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Design Department was established in the faculty of Architecture by a decree Nr. 3-7 of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Council. Head of the Department from 2013. July 10. appointed Assoc. prof. Jonas Jakaitis.
The new study programme in VGTU combines engineering and design skills

From 2013/2014 academicyear Design Department provides Industrial Product Design study programme.
More information about the study program of industrial design products can be accessed in the e-learning resource:
University first cycle (undergraduate, Bachelor' s) studies 
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture
State code: 612H70004
Official length and form of programme (length in years): 240 credits, Continual studies (four years studies)
Level of qualification and (or) professional qualification: Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
Level of qualification: VI level
Access requirements: Secondary, advanced or any other corresponding education
Study programme director: Jonas Jakaitis



Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de
Gestão do Instituto Politécnico do Porto
Bahcesehir Universitesi Istanbul
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Brno University of Technology
Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna
Technicka Univerzita v Košiciach
  Public institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations
The Design Council at UK




International Activity


On 01-06/12/2014 under Erasmus+ mobility for training program Head of the Department of Design assoc. prof. dr. Jonas Jakaitis visited Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. The general purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with Design & Product Management study program and its implementation features from the study process and the organization of coursework and final thesis preparation.
After the visit student exchange and staff mobility partnership agreements between Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences have been signed. Afterwards student exchange and staff mobility partnership agreement with the Istanbul University - Bahçeşehir University was also signed after a visit to Salzburg.
During the visit J.Jakaitis has made a presentation on VGTU strategic objectives, academic life and newly developed Industrial Design study program. J.Jakaitis also participated as a jury member in the international creative workshop process.

Visit of the industrial design expert from Brno University

In mid-October Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Design Department hosted a visit of Professor Jan Rajlich from Brno University of Technology (BTU) Industrial Design Department.
During the meeting with VGTU Vice Rector for Studies Prof. Dr. Romualdas Kliukas, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Dr. Liutauras Nekrošius, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Assoc. Prof. Dr. Audrius Novickas, Head of the Department of Design Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jonas Jakaitis and other members of the academic community, the topic of discussion was further development opportunities of study program at the international level and the possibility to set up joint study program.
Professor Jan Rajlich inaugurated the exhibition of his students works and was acquainted with the learning and industrial equipment of VGTU, he visited the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Contemporary Design Gallery. Later the guest held a lecture and a workshop for students of the Design Department.
On the basis of cooperation agreement it is planned to accomplish Erasmus exchange program between universities in the spring, as well as the joint workshop program. Preparations are underway to seek each other's experiences and knowledge sharing forms.