Curriculum in Industrial Design

Students of Industrial Design learn the basic principles of design, engineering, human factors, marketing and sociology. They acquire such technical skills as computer-aided design and drafting, prototype fabrication, photography, sketching and graphics techniques. Students are introduced to design methods, color theory, product planning, visual statistics, materials, manufacturing methods, consumer psychology and environmental studies.
The four and a half year (nine semester) curriculum, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, leads to the professional degree of bachelor of industrial design. Graduates will qualify for positions in industrial design consultant offices and in various industries. Motivated students will be considered for admission to the Graduate Program in industrial design. The Cooperative Education Program is offered at the completion of the second year of studio. A one semester internship experience is recommended before enrollment in the fourth year studio sequence. 

Curriculum in Industrial Design

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3INDD 1310 Synthesis of Drawing710
HIST 1210/1217 Technology and Civilization I3HIST 1220/1227 Technology And Civilization II3INDD 1320 Prototype Fabrication73
Core Mathematics3Core Science 54INDD 1400 Careers in Industrial Design72
INDD 1120 Industrial Design in Modern Society3Core Fine Arts (Humanities)3After successful completion of this studio sequence, the top 45 students, based on grade point averages accumulated during the summer semester, are allowed to proceed into the fall semester industrial design professional program. 
Free Elective1  
 13 13 15
Core Science54Core Social Science33
INDD 2110 Two Dimensional Industrial Design Principles6INDD 2210 Three Dimensional Industrial Design Principles6
INDD 2120 Computer and Design Communications3INDD 2220 Anthropometry3
INDD 2130 Presentation Rendering3INDD 2230 History of Industrial Design3
 16 15
Core Humanities43Core Social Science33
INDD 3110 Exhibit and Packaging6INDD 3210 Product Design6
INDD 3120 Industrial Design Methods3INDD 3220 Materials and Technology3
INDD 3130 Basic Photography for Industrial Design3INDD 3230 Advanced Computer Aided Design3
 15 15
Core Literature (Humanities)13Core Humanities (Philosophy)23
INDD 4110 Advanced Product Design6INDD 4210 Industrial Design Thesis6
INDD 5120 Professional Portfolio3INDD 4220 Professional Practice3
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 12 12
Total Hours: 126

For Core students must complete the approved sequence, HIST 1210/HIST 1217 and HIST 1220/HIST 1227.


Satisfies SLO 3 (PHIL 1100, PHIL 1010, PHIL 1020, PHIL 1030, PHIL 1040, PHIL 1050, PHIL 1060, PHIL 1070, PHIL 1080, PHIL 1090 or comparable Honors course or HONR 1007, HONR 1017)


Any Core Social Science course may be selected. See the 2015-16 Bulletin or an advisor for a list of approved choices


Any Core Humanities course may be selected. See the 2015-16 Bulletin or an advisor for a list of approved choices


Students must complete a sequence of Science courses


Satisfies SLO 7, Oral Communication