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

CourseTitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
ARET 103CArchitectural Graphics and Sketching223
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
MCET 105CEngineering Design404
VRTS 101CIntroduction to Drawing244
 15
Spring Semester
MATH 124CCollege Algebra or higher-level math course404
MCET 106CAdvanced CAD Modeling (SolidWorks)223
VRTS 103CTwo-Dimensional Design233
VRTS 104CThree-Dimensional Design233
XXX xxxCScience elective324
    17

Second Year

Fall Semester

CourseTitleCLLABCR
INDS 110CHistory of Industrial Design or   
VRTS 111CSurvey of Western Art History or   
VRTS 115CHistory of Modern Art303
INDS 150CIndustrial Design Studio 1334
INDS 232CBusiness of Design303
MFET 111CManufacturing and Materials Processing334
VRTS 193CIntroduction to Photoshop or   
VRTS 195CIntroduction to Illustrator CC303
 17
Spring Semester
COMM 120C/ ENGL 12oCCommunications or   
COMM 125C/ ENGL 125CCommunication and the Literature of Science and Technology303
INDS 250CIndustrial Design Studio 2334
INDS 242CManufacturing Techniques303
PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology or   
PSYC 209CEducational Psychology or   
PSYC 225CSocial Psychology303
    13
Total Credits62

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.

Erik Dunn

Project: Problem-solving for a specific age group (toddlers) and identifying the need for a personal snacking device that wouldn’t spill.

Sketching  |  Final Rendering  |  Gear Cup Animation Video 

 

Elbert Mejia

Project: Problem-solving a new flashlight

Final Powerpoint

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