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Graduate Courses and Curriculum

Master of Industrial Design (Track 2)

Specific course work will vary due to unique Special Topics and Elective offerings; however, the required curricular path should be as follows:

First Year, Fall Semester

  • Total 15 Credits
    • ID 500 Human Centered Design Studio (6 Credits)
    • ID 512 Materials & Processes II (3 Credits)
    • ID 582 Research Methods in Design (3 Credits)
    • Elective (3 Credits)

First Year, Spring Semester

  • Total 15 Credits
    • ID 500 Design Research Studio (6 Credits)
    • Design Elective (3 Credits)
    • Design Elective (3 Credits)
    • Elective (3 Credits)

Second Year, Fall Semester

  • Total 9 Credits
    • ID 500 Product Innovation Lab Studio (6 Credits)
    • ID 581 Final Project Preparation (3 Credits)

Second Year, Spring Semester

  • Total 9 Credits
    • ID 588 Final Project Studio (6 Credits)
    • ID 581 Special Topics (3 Credits)

* Electives should be courses listed at the 500 and above.

Master of Industrial Design (Track 3)

Specific course work will vary due to unique Special Topics and Elective offerings; however, the required curricular path should be as follows:

First Year, Fall Semester

  • Total 15 Credits
    • ID 582 Graduate Studio I (6 Credits)
    • ID 582 Product Digital Techniques I (3 Credits)
    • ID 582 Product Visualization I (3 Credits)
    • Elective (3 Credits)

First Year, Spring Semester

  • Total 15 Credits
    • ID 582 Graduate Studio II (6 Credits)
    • ID 582 Product Digital Techniques I(3 Credits)
    • ID 582 Product Visualization II(3 Credits)
    • ID 511 Materials & Processes I (3 Credits)

Second Year, Fall Semester

  • Total 15 Credits
    • ID 500 Human Centered Design Studio (6 Credits)
    • ID 512 Materials & Processes II (3 Credits)
    • ID 582 Research Methods in Design (3 Credits)
    • Elective (3 Credits)

Second Year, Spring Semester

  • Total 15 Credits
    • ID 500 Design Research Studio (6 Credits)
    • Design Elective (3 Credits)
    • Design Elective (3 Credits)
    • Elective (3 Credits)

Third Year, Fall Semester

  • Total 9 Credits
    • ID 500 Product Innovation Lab Studio (6 Credits)
    • ID 581 Final Project Preparation (3 Credits)

Third Year, Spring Semester

  • Total 9 Credit
    • ID 588 Final Project Studio (6 Credits)
    • ID 581 Special Topics (3 Credits)

* Electives can be courses listed at the 400 and below.

* Electives should be courses listed at the 500 and above.

* Design electives may be selected from any course offered by the College of Design listed at the 500 and above.

* Note that Year Two and Three of Track 3 parallel those courses outlined in Year One and Two of the Track 2 schedule. Ultimately, as a Track 2 or Track 3 student, you must have a minimum of 48 hours of graduate credit to graduate with the MID degree.