Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Industrial Design — ABM

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Curriculum for Industrial Design 

The Industrial Design Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program (ABM) provides an opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain a depth of understanding and experience of industrial design beyond that of typical bachelor's level graduates. The ABM program allows these exceptional students to count up to 9 hours toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees.

The Bachelor of Industrial Design undergraduate major can lead to a Master of Industrial in the ABM track. Please see the School of Industrial and Graphic Design website for additional information.

Below is a chart of all the approved courses that can be taken in the ABM program and what course that replaces at the undergraduate level. INDD 6960 Special Problem is a one hour course taken in the spring of senior year to develop graduate research interest. 

INDD 6210 Portfolio (Replaces INDD 5120 Professional Portfolio)3
INDD 7910Industry Practicum (Replaces INDD 4210 Industrial Design Thesis)5

Senior Year for student in ABM - Industrial Design

Courses marked with an asterisk are those used by students enrolled in the ABM program to meet nine undergraduate hours during their senior year and nine graduate hours to be used toward their graduate degree.

Core Literature3Core Humanities3
INDD 4110 Advanced Product Design6*INDD 7910 Industry Practicum5
*INDD 6120 Portfolio3INDD 4220 Professional Practice3
 *INDD 6960 Special Problems1
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0

Accelerated Master of Industrial Design 

First Year
INDD 7010 Design Orientation3INDD 7020 Computer/Industrial Design3
INDD 6010 History of Industrial Design II3Elective6
Elective6INDD 7990 Design Thesis5
 12 14
Total Hours: 26