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MID Curriculum

MID 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* FallHoursCertificate Year* SpringHours
ID 6102 Graduate Studio A4ID 6103 Graduate Studio B4
ID 6104 Drawing2ID 6106 3D Design Methods2
ID 6105 Brand & Visual Design3ID 6107 Integrated Product Design3
ID 6109 Human Factors & Ergonomics3ID 6108 Survey of ID History3
 12 12

 

1st Year FallHours2nd Year FallHours
ID 6211 Graduate Studio 14ID 6211 Graduate Studio 2: Health and Wellness OR
ID 6213 Graduate Studio 2: Interactive Products
4
ID 6100 Intro to Graduate Studies in ID3ID 6403 Intro to Thesis Studies3
ID 6216 Service Design, Brand and Value Creation3ID 6101 Human Centered Design3
XX---- Graduate Elective**3XX---- Graduate Elective**3
 13 13

 

2nd Year FallHours2nd Year FallHours
ID 7000 Master's Thesis OR
ID 6400 Master's Project (Non-Thesis)
6ID 7000 Master's Thesis OR
ID 6400 Master's Project (Non-Thesis)
6
XX---- Graduate Elective**3XX---- Graduate Elective**3
XX---- Graduate Elective**3XX---- 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. 

 

CodeTitleCredit Hours
Required Courses 
ID 6100Introduction to Graduate Studies in Industrial Design3
ID 6101Human Centered Design3
ID 6211Graduate Studio One4
ID 6216Service Design, Brand and Value Creation3
ID 6403Intro to Thesis Studies3
Select one:4
ID 6212Grad Studio Two: Health and Wellness 
ID 6213Grad 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 7000Master's Thesis 
ID 6400Master's Project (Non-Thesis) 
Total Credit Hours48

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