Minor in ID

The Strength of Industrial Design Knowledge

Students from across campus can complete an Industrial Design Minor to strengthen their skills and understanding of creative problem solving as it relates to design.  The ID Minor provides and introduction to basic competency in sketching and visualization; an understanding of design methods and human factors and a chance to apply this knowledge to a practical design studio problem.

The Curriculum

Students will take four required courses and one elective.  The four required courses cover the basics of Industrial Design:

  • One course covers the theory of human factors (physical and cognitive attributes of people)
  • The second covers visual design thinking (graphical communication)
  • The third covers design methods
  • The fourth is a studio experience where students work on multidisciplinary teams to solve design problems. 
  • An additional elective is required covering other topics in Industrial Design to broaden the scope of the student’s experience

In accordance with Institute guidelines, the minor requires a minimum of 15 hours, including 9 hours at 3xxx or above.   All hours must be outside the student’s major. 

The minor is not available to majors in Industrial Design.