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Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate education in industrial design at Georgia Tech leads to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The undergraduate program prepares students for a career in design practice as well as for graduate education in industrial design and related fields. The School of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech offers the only industrial design degree program in the University System of Georgia.

First Year - Fall Hrs First Year - Spring Hrs
ID 1011 Industrial Design Fundamentals 1 2 ID 1012 Industrial Design Fundamentals 2 2
ID 1101 Intro to Industrial Design 1 1 ID 1102 Intro to Industrial Design 2 1
ID 1401 Intro to Graphic Communications 1 1 ID 1402 Intro to Graphic Communications 2 1
ID 1418 Intro to Sketching & Modeling 1 1 ID 1419 Intro to Sketching & Modeling 2 1
HIST 2111 or 2112 or
POL 1101 or
PUBP 3000 or
INTA 1200
3 CS 1301 or
CS 1315 or
CS 1331 or
CS 1371 Computer Science
3
ENGL 1101 English Composition 1 3 ENGL 1102 English Composition 2 3
MATH 1551 Differential Calculus 2 MATH 1552 Integral Calculus 4
ID 2202  History of Modern Industrial Design 3 APPH 1040 / APPH 1050 Health & Wellness 2
       
Total semester hours = 16 Total semester hours = 17
Second Year - Fall Hrs Second Year - Spring Hrs
ID 2023 Industrial Design Studio 1 3 ID 2024 Industrial Design Studio 2 3
ID 2101 Digital Design Methods 3 ID 2102 3D Modeling 2
ID 2325 User-Centered Design Methods 3 COA 2242 Art History II 3
MATH 1553 Linear Algebra 2 ID 2320 Human Factors In Design 3
PHYS 2211 Physics I 4 Lab Science 4
    ID 2510 Intro to Smart Products 3
Total Semester Hours = 15 Total Semester Hours = 18
Third Year - Fall Hrs Third Year - Spring Hrs
ID 3031 Health Design Studio 1 or
ID 3041 Product Development Studio 1 or
ID 3051 Interactive Product Design Studio 1
4 ID 3032 Health Design Studio 2 or
ID 3042 Product Development Studio 2 or 
ID 3052 Interactive Product Design Studio 2
4
ID 3301 Materials/Processes I 3 ID 3302 Materials/Processes II 3
ID 3320 Design Methods 3 ID 4206 Culture Of Objects 3
Industrial Design Elective 3 Industrial Design Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3 Free Elective 3
Total Semester Hours = 16 Total Semester Hours = 16
Fourth Year - Fall Hrs Fourth Year - Spring Hrs
ID 4061 ID Capstone Design Studio 1 or
ID 4071 Invention Studio I or
ID 4081 ID/ME Collaborative Studio 1
4 ID 4062 ID Capstone Design Studio 2 or
ID 4072 Invention Studio 2 or
ID 4082 ID/ME Collaborative Studio 2
4
Social Science Elective 3 Industrial Design Elective 3
Industrial Design Elective (specialization) 3 Social Science Elective 3
Free Elective 3 Humanities Elective 3
Free Elective 3 Free Elective 3
Total Semester Hours = 16 Total Semester Hours = 16

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