industrial design

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design program at LTU is an accredited, professional, project-focused baccalaureate degree program that focuses on business case assessment, entrepreneurship, leadership, product psychology, customer journey experience, marketing, sustainability, packaging, and cultural geography.  The structure of this program is unique, as it is designed to collaborate with industry professionals on the design and development of product concepts during all four years of the core curriculum.   Students pursuing a degree in Industrial Design have many different career path options available, including: product design, fashion design, jewelry design, entertainment art, storyboarding, graphic design, 3d modeling, automotive/interior design, exhibition design and furniture design, among many others.  

Read More LTU’s Industrial Design program offers many unique opportunities in and out of the classroom. These include interdisciplinary opportunities within the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Engineering, and Management; the chance to participate in company-sponsored projects throughout your academic career; as well as a strong balance of theory and practice, providing you with a better understanding of how products are creatively designed to solve issues of usability and ergonomics. In addition to exceptional exposure in studios, seminars, and lecture classes, you’ll benefit from dedicated studio space and access to digital, wood, and metal fabrication labs.Read Less



Admissions + Curriculum 

Admission into the Industrial Design program follows the University’s admission criteria. Portfolios are not required for admission.

For specific Industrial Design program questions, contact the Chair of Art and Design, Steve Rost, at at srost@ltu.edu.

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Jane McBride at jmcbride@ltu.edu, 248.204.2805 or click on the links below.

Total Semester Credit Hours: 128

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
COM 1103

College Composition

3
ARC 1012

Art and Design Awareness

2
IDD 1113

Product Design Method 1

3
IDD 1114

Industrial Design Studio 1

4
MCS 1XX4*

Mathematics 1

4
Total Credit Hours 16
   
*Math 1 & 2 Sequence Options Based on Placement Scores:

A] MCS 1074 Pre-calculus followed by MCS 2124 Statistics
B] MCS 1074 Pre-calculus followed by MCS 1224 Survey of Calculus
C] MCS 1074 Pre-calculus followed by MCS 1414 Calculus 1
D] MCS 1224 Survey of Calculus followed by MCS 2124 Statistics
E] MCS 1414 Calcu Ius 1 followed by MCS 2124 Statistics
F] MCS 1414 Calculus 1 followed by MCS 1424 Calculus 2

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
COM 2103

Technical and Prof. Communication

3
LLT 1213

World Masterpieces 1

3
IDD 1223

Product Design Method 2

3
IDD 1124

Industrial Design Studio 2

4
MCS 1XX4*

Mathematics 2

4
Total Credit Hours 17

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
LLT 1223

World Masterpieces 2

3
IDD 2213

Visual Virtualization 1

3
IDD 2216

Industrial Design Studio 3

6
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. elective

3
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. Lab

1
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
SSC 2413

Foundations of the Amer. Experience

3
IDD 2223

Visual Virtualization 2

3
IDD 2226

Industrial Design Studio 4

6
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. elective

3
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. Lab

1
Total Credit Hours 16

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
COM 3000

Writing Proficiency Exam

0
SSC 2423

Development of the Amer. Experience

3
IDD 3316

Industrial Design Studio 5

6
ATD 3616

Integrated Con. Design A

6
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
ATD 3723

Transportation History

3
IDD 3326

Industrial Design Studio 6

6
ATD 3626

Integrated Con. Design B

6
ATD 2832

Practicum

2
Total Credit Hours 17

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
DES 4112

Design Leadership

2
ATD 4513

Professional Practice

3
ATD 4414

Rapid Technology

4
ATD 4516

Transportation Design Studio 7T

6
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
ATD 4524

Manufacturing Process

3
ATD 4526

Transportation Design Studio 8

4
ARC/ARI/ART/GAM/IDD/ATD

CoAD elective

3
LLT/SSC/PSY 3XX3 or 4XX3

Junior/Senior elective

2
Total Credit Hours 16
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