Industrial Design

Curriculum

Total: 133-134 credits


First Year (32 - 34 credits)

Major Core

  • Design I (Fall)
  • Design II (Spring)
  • Materials and Process: Fabrication
  • CAD 1 for Industrial Design

DEC Core

  • Integrative Design Process

College Studies

  • Writing Seminar I
  • History of Western Art I
  • Historical Understanding I

Quantitative Reasoning I + II

  • Finite Math + Introduction to Calculus or
  • Pre-Calculus + Introduction to Calculus or
  • Introduction to Calculus + Free Elective or
  • Calculus I + Free Elective

Physical Education

  • Physical Education 1
  • Physical Education 2


Second Year (32.5 credits)


Major Core

  • Design III for Industrial Design (Fall)
  • Design IV for Industrial Design (Spring)
  • Visual Studies: Drawing
  • History of Western Art II

DEC Core

  • Systems Thinking
  • Business Models

College Studies

  • Science II: General Physics
  • Social Sciences I
  • Writing Seminar II (WRTG-215 recommended)
  • Language or Area Studies I

At the end of the sophomore year students will undergo a rigorous review of their portfolios. Students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental design principles, must effectively apply required knowledge in the design process and they must demonstrate competence in basic communication, documentation, mechanical drawing
and freehand drawing skills. Before entering the junior year, students should carefully consider how they will use the electives in the curriculum.

At this time a summer internship is a useful experience. To secure an internship a good portfolio must be prepared. The search for a position should start before the beginning of April.

 


Third Year (34 credits)


Major Core

  • Design V for Industrial Design (Fall)
  • Design VI for Industrial Design (Spring)
  • Hist. of Des. & Commun. (Fall preferred)
  • Materials & Process: Manufacturing 
  • Ergonomic Studies
  • History of Design and Communication
  • Drawing: Design Development

DEC Core

  • Research Methods

College Studies

  • Humanities I
  • Language or Area Studies II

At this time a summer internship (Course DIGD-493) is a useful experience. To secure an internship a good portfolio must be prepared. The search for a position should start before the beginning of April.


Fourth Year (31 credits)


Major Core

  • Design VII for Industrial Design (Fall)
  • Design VIII for Industrial Design (Spring)
  • Professional Practice I (Fall)
  • Professional Practice II (Spring)
  • Design History and Theory

College Studies

  • Junior Seminar
  • Contemporary Perspectives

Free Elective

  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective 


RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

CAD-306 CAD II, Digital Design Techniques and INDD-205, Rendering for Industrial Design

Also: PHOTO-301 Studio Photography, GRAPH-310 Digital Imaging (Photoshop), DIGD-312 Multimedia Design, DIGD-405 Digital Video Design and Production, DIGD-415 Modeling and Animation, ENGR-210 Introduction to Materials Science

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