This program prepares students for entry-level positions in industrial design. Students master design fundamentals with courses in drawing, 2D design, 3D design, engineering design, and manufacturing principles. Emphasis is placed on math and physical sciences, and English and social sciences broaden and improve communication skills.

Graduates have the foundation to pursue a bachelor’s degree or opportunities for life-long learning or professional development.

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
ARET 103C Architectural Graphics and Sketching 2 2 3
ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
MCET 105C Engineering Design 4 0 4
VRTS 101C Introduction to Drawing 2 4 4
Spring Semester
MATH 124C College Algebra or higher-level math course 4 0 4
MCET 106C Advanced CAD Modeling (SolidWorks) 2 2 3
VRTS 103C Two-Dimensional Design 2 3 3
VRTS 104C Three-Dimensional Design 2 3 3
XXX xxxC Science elective 3 2 4

Second Year

Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
INDS 110C History of Industrial Design or      
VRTS 111C Survey of Western Art History or      
VRTS 115C History of Modern Art 3 0 3
INDS 150C Industrial Design Studio 1 3 3 4
INDS 232C Business of Design 3 0 3
MFET 111C Manufacturing and Materials Processing 3 3 4
VRTS 193C Introduction to Photoshop or      
VRTS 195C Introduction to Illustrator CC 3 0 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 120C Communications or      
ENGL 125C Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology 3 0 3
INDS 250C Industrial Design Studio 2 3 3 4
INDS 242C Manufacturing Techniques 3 0 3
PSYC 105C Introduction to Psychology or      
PSYC 209C Educational Psychology or      
PSYC 225C Social Psychology 3 0 3
Total Credits 62

Graduates are able to:

  • Employ design research that contributes to the definition and solution of design problems.
  • Apply principles of engineering, basic science, math, and psychology to formulate creative design solutions for a given problem, creating rough and finished concept sketches assessing those concepts and selecting the most appropriate final design.
  • Demonstrate proficient skills in sketching and rendering with appropriate media, technical drawing, 3-D physical and computer modeling, and prototyping. 

Students who complete this program can enter into entry-level positions in the field of industrial design.

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