Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

College of Architecture, Design & Construction Management

Full Time
Undergraduate Major
Bachelors
On Campus

Program Description

Welcome!

Artists, makers, creative problem solvers, and anyone who wants to make the world a better place. We are industrial designers! We create products, services, and solutions to improve the world we live in. Imagine an education where art and technology come together—a world where people are wearing shoes, riding bikes, playing with toys, and interacting with the digital devices you designed.

Come join us!

Industrial Design Student Work

Industrial Design Department Info

Program Curriculum

  • FIRST YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 17)

    • DSGN1000, Visualization 1/Drawing 1 (3 Credits)
    • DSGN1100, Design Magic (2 Credits)
    • INDS1750, Visual Communication (4 Credits)
    • INDS1000, Industrial Design Studio 1 (4 Credits)
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below * (4 Credits)

    Spring Semester (total credits 19)

    • INDS1500, Industrial Design Studio 2 (4 Credits)
    • INDS1850, Visualization 2: Advanced Perspective (3 Credits)
    • DSGN1200, Color & Composition (4 credits)
    • MATH1020, Plane and Solid Geometry (4 Credits)
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below * (4 Credits)
    • SECOND YEAR

      Fall Semester (total credits 19)

      • INDS2000, Industrial Design Studio 3 (4 Credits)
      • INDS2350, Visualization 3: Drawing and Thinking (3 Credits)
      • INDS2300, 3D Realization 1 (4 Credits)
      • PHYS1010, Conceptual Physics (4 Credits)
      • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * (4 Credits)

      Spring Semester (total credits 18)

      • INDS2500, Industrial Design Studio 4 (4 Credits)
      • INDS2600, CAD 1: Surface Modeling (3 Credits)
      • INDS2800, 3D Realization 2 (4 Credits)
      • INDS2850, Visualization 4: Presentation Illustration (3 Credits)
      • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * (4 Credits)

      Summer Semester

      • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)
    • THIRD YEAR

      Fall Semester (total credits 17)

      • INDS3000, Industrial Design Studio 5 (4 Credits)
      • INDS3200, 
Human Factors in Design (3 Credits)
      • INDS3100, CAD2: Solid Modeling (3 Credits)
      • INDS3300, Information Architecture 1 (3 Credits)
      • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * (4 Credits)

      Spring Semester

      • COOP3500, Co-op Work Term I

      Summer Semester (total credits 14)

      • INDS3500, Industrial Design Studio 6 (4 Credits)
      • INDS3600, Manufacturing in Design (3 Credits)
      • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *(4 Credits)
      • ELECTIVE, Technical (3 Credits)
    • FOURTH YEAR

      Fall Semester

      • COOP4500, Co-op Work Term II

      Spring Semester (total credits 18)

      • INDS4000, Industrial Design Studio 7 (4 Credits)
      • INDS4300, Information Architecture 2 (3 Credits)
      • INDS4011, Design Perspectives: Topics in History (4 Credits)
      • INDS5000, Research: Senior Studies (3 Credits)
      • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below * (4 Credits)

      Summer Semester (total credits 14)

      • INDS4500, Business in Design (3 Credits)
      • INDS4750, Senior Seminar (3 Credits)
      • INDS5500, Senior Studies (4 Credits)
      • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * (4 Credits)
    • ENGL/HSS Note:  

      Day program students are required to complete at least:  

      • One course in Humanities  
      • One course in the Social Sciences  
      • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category 

      Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.   For more information about the English, Humanities, and Social Science requirements please refer to the Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate section of this catalog.

      Of the six listed humanities and social science electives, BIND students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:

      • A Design History Elective
      • An Art History Elective
      • PSYC/SOCL Elective   

    Program Tracking Sheet

    Industrial Design in the World

    Earnings in 2016:

    Industrial Designers starting salary averages 52K per year.

    Top 6 Industries for Wentworth Industrial Designers:

    • Consumer Electronics Design
    • Toy Design
    • Footwear Design
    • Robotic Design
    • Sports Equipment Design
    • Consultant Design
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