This specialization provides students with the necessary skills to solve complex engineering problems as they relate to the creation of products, services, or systems in the larger context of human experience.
Our curriculum encourages creative thinking within the core skillsets of a well-rounded engineering education. Students are trained to analyze complex problems, identify design opportunities, gather and evaluate user input, and apply best practices to arrive at well-engineered design solutions that fully meet the needs of end users. Through their coursework, students learn and refine essential industrial design skills, such as communicating effectively with internal and external teams, conducting preliminary design reviews, creating initial prototypes, drawing concepts, illustrating final renderings, building three-dimensional computer models, and crafting study models. These building blocks will allow them to arrive at final prototypes that will be tested and allow professors to offer valuable feedback that furthers their understanding and skill.
Industrial Design students complete their program as engineers with a deep understanding of industrial design processes and their social and ethical impact. They will be trained to be resourceful in their choice of project materials, create environmentally responsible solutions, and produce aesthetically appealing results that will fully prepare them to meet the needs of future clients in the context of real-world challenges.