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Graduate Curriculum

Graduate Curriculum

The graduate program of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech includes rigorous coursework across a wide range of topics. Whether the students have background in Industrial Design or not, the program ensures that all graduates are well-rounded and skilled designers, ready to shape the future of design. The curriculum specializes in fortifying the designer’s role in humanizing connections between people and technology, with a focus on the areas of interaction design, healthcare design, service design, product design, and user-experience research.  The School of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech offers the only industrial design degree program in the University System of Georgia.

Certificate Year* Fall Hours Certificate Year* Spring Hours
ID 6102 Graduate Studio A 4 ID 6103 Graduate Studio B 4
ID 6104 Drawing 2 ID 6106 3D Design Methods 2
ID 6105 Brand & Visual Design 3 ID 6107 Integrated Product Design 3
ID 6109 Human Factors & Ergonomics 3 ID 6108 Survey of ID History 3
  12   12

 

1st Year Fall Hours 2nd Year Fall Hours
ID 6211 Graduate Studio 1 4 ID 6211 Graduate Studio 2: Health and Wellness OR
ID 6213 Graduate Studio 2: Interactive Products
4
ID 6100 Intro to Graduate Studies in ID 3 ID 8803 Intro to Thesis Studies 3
ID 6216 Service Design, Brand and Value Creation 3 ID 6101 Human Centered Design 3
XX---- Graduate Elective** 3 XX---- Graduate Elective** 3
  13   13

 

2nd Year Fall Hours 2nd Year Fall Hours
ID 7000 Master's Thesis OR
ID 6400 Master's Project (Non-Thesis)
6 ID 7000 Master's Thesis OR
ID 6400 Master's Project (Non-Thesis)
6
XX---- Graduate Elective** 3 XX---- Graduate Elective** 3
XX---- Graduate Elective** 3 XX---- Graduate Elective** 3
  12   12

*Students who have not earned an undergraduate industrial design degree are required to take a certificate year in order to prepare them for the level of skill needed for master’s studies.

**Elective credit varies by class. These values have been given to give the student an idea of elective distribution. While 16 credits in electives is the minimum, students may find they need to exceed this amount. 

 

Code Title Credit Hours
Required Courses  
ID 6100 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Industrial Design 3
ID 6101 Human Centered Design 3
ID 6211 Graduate Studio One 4
ID 6216 Service Design, Brand and Value Creation 3
ID 8803 Intro to Thesis Studies 3
Select one: 4

ID 6212

Grad Studio Two: Health and Wellness  

ID 6213

Grad Studio Two: Interactive Products  
Graduate Electives  
Select 16 credit hours approved by the school chair. 16
Thesis/Non-Thesis  
Select one of the following: 12

ID 7000

Master's Thesis  

ID 6400

Master's Project (Non-Thesis)  
Total Credit Hours 48

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