School of Design and Engineering Graduate Programs

Industrial Design (M.S.)
Surface Imaging (M.S.)
User Experience and Interaction Design (M.S.)
Textile Engineering (M.S.)
Textile Design (M.S.)
Textile Engineering and Sciences (Ph.D.)

About the School

The School of Design and Engineering provides both in-depth exploration of the individual design and engineering disciplines and interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities that frequently involve real clients. Through curricular integration of design, engineering and business disciplines, students develop a thorough understanding of the professional dynamics that exist between these fields. Areas of study within the School of Design and Engineering include animation and media, engineering, fashion design, graphic design, industrial design, interactive design and development, textiles and textile design.

Designers track advancements in science, technology and changes in society. Through their work, they express the meaning of these changes and they maximize the opportunities these advancements bring to our lives. In the process of interpreting change for the benefit of people, designers are shaping contemporary culture. Engineers apply the principles of mathematics and the laws of natural science to analyze, design, develop and devise improvements that benefit humanity. The engineering major provides for flexibility to address the unknown technical challenges that will confront society.

As change continues to accelerate, the design and engineering disciplines deliver unparalleled value to clients and employers. Designers are sought-after collaborators because of their ability to create synergy between the objectives of many other professions.

Our graduates are multi-dimensional professionals with broad-based skill sets and solid critical thinking abilities. The faculty of practicing professionals, state-of-the-art facilities, study abroad opportunities and our collaborative approach to learning all contribute to creating a unique, nurturing, exciting and creative environment within our school.

Retention of Student Work

Projects completed by students in studio, laboratory or engineering courses may be selected to become part of the University’s collection for purposes of exhibition review or accreditation. Student work not selected for that purpose will be stored for only 30 days into the following semester.