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BSID Curriculum

BSID 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.

Year 1 Fall Hours Year 1 Spring Hours
ID 1011 Industrial Design Fundamentals I 2 ID 1012 Industrial Design Fundamentals II 2
ID 1101 Intro to Industrial Design I 1 ID 1102 Intro to Industrial Design II 1
ID 1401 Intro to Graphic Communication I 1 ID 1401 Intro to Graphic Communication II 1
ID 1418 Intro to Sketching & Modeling I 1 ID 1418 Intro to Sketching & Modeling II 1
ID 2202 History of Modern Industrial Design 3 CS 1315 Intro to Media Computation 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
MATH 1551 Differential Calculus 2 MATH 1552 Integral Calculus 4
XX ---- Social Science Elective 3 APPH 10-0 Health & Wellness 2
  16   17

 

Year 2 Fall Hours Year 2 Spring Hours
ID 2023 Industrial Design Studio I 3 ID 2024 Industrial Design Studio I 3
ID 2101 Digital Design Methods 3 ID 2102 3D Modeling 2
ID 2325 User-Centered Design Methods 3 ID 2320 Human Factors in Design 3
Math 1552 Linear Algebra  2 ID 2510 Intro to Smart Products 3
PHYS 2211 Physics I 4 COA 2242 Art History II 3
    XX ---- Lab Science 4
  15   18

 

Year 3 Fall Hours Year 3 Spring Hours
ID 30-1 Junior Design Studio I 4 ID 30-2 Junior Design Studio II 4
ID 3302 Materials/Processes II 3 ID 3301 Materials/Processes I 3
ID ---- Industrial Design Elective 3 ID 4206 Culture of Objects 3
ID ---- Industrial Design Elective 3 ID ---- Industrial Design Elective 3
XX ---- Social Science Elective 3 XX ---- Free Elective 3
  16   16

 

Year 4 Fall Hours Year 4 Spring Hours
ID 40-1 Senior Design Studio 4 D 40-1 Senior Design Studio 4
ID ---- Industrial Design Elective 3 ID ---- Industrial Design Elective 3
XX ---- Social Science Elective 3 XX ---- Social Science Elective 3
XX ---- Free Elective 3 XX ---- Humanities Elective 3
XX ---- Free Elective 3 XX ---- Free Elective 3
  16   16
Wellness  
APPH 1040 Scientific Foundations of Health 2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
or APPH 1060 Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
Core A - Essential Skills  
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
MATH 1552 Integral Calculus 4
Core B - Institutional Options  
CS 1315 Introduction to Media Computation 3
Core C - Humanities  
Any HUM 3
COA 2242 History of Art II 3
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology  
Any Lab Science 4
PHYS 2211 Introductory Physics I 1 4
MATH 1551 Differential Calculus 2
MATH 1553 Introduction to Linear Algebra 2
Core E - Social Sciences  
Select one of the following: 3

HIST 2111

The United States to 1877

 

HIST 2112

The United States since 1877

 

INTA 1200

American Government in Comparative Perspective

 

POL 1101

Government of the United States

 

PUBP 3000

American Constitutional Issues

 
Any SS 9
Core F - Courses Related to Major  
ID 1011 Industrial Design Fundamentals 1 2
ID 1012 Industrial Design Fundamentals 2 2
ID 1101 Introduction to Industrial Design 1 1
ID 1102 Introduction to Industrial Design 2 1
ID 1401 Introduction to Graphic Communications 1 1
ID 1402 Introduction to Graphic Communications 2 1
ID 1418 Introduction to Sketching and Modeling 1 1
ID 1419 Introduction to Sketching and Modeling 2 1
ID 2024 Industrial Design Studio 2 3
ID 2023 Industrial Design Studio 1 3
Major Requirements  
ID 2101 Digital Design Methods 3
ID 2102 3D Modeling 2
ID 2202 History of Modern Industrial Design 3
ID 2320 Human Factors in Design 3
ID 2325 User Centered Design Methods 3
ID 2510 Introduction to Smart Product Design 3
ID 3031 Health Design Studio 1 4
or ID 3041 Product Development Studio 1
or ID 3051 Interactive Product Design Studio 1
ID 3032 Health Design Studio 2 4
or ID 3042 Product Development Studio 2
or ID 3052 Interactive Product Design Studio 2
ID 3301 Materials I: Renewables 3
ID 3302 Materials and Processes II: Nonrenewables 3
ID 4061 ID Capstone Design Studio 1 4
or ID 4071 Invention Studio 1
or ID 4081 ID/ME Collaborative Design Studio 1
ID 4062 ID Capstone Design Studio 2 4
or ID 4072 Invention Studio 2
or ID 4082 ID/ME Collaborative Design Studio 2
ID 3320 Design Methods: User Centered Design 3
ID 4206 Culture of Objects: A Seminar on the Design and Culture of Objects 3
Departmental Electives  
Any ID course 12
Free Electives  
Free Electives 12
Total Credit Hours 130

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives. 

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