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  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Industrial Design, MS


Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design  > Industrial Design, MS

The program for the Master of Science in Industrial Design degree is a two-year curriculum of 36 semester hours.

The graduate program offers a new perspective on creativity, product and system development, services and environment with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies: design for health, design for sustainability, and design for the world community. Before the first semester of graduate study, a personalized curriculum is developed to meet a student’s research topic and interdisciplinary study plan. In conjunction with the required courses, elective courses may be taken in the College of Architecture, Bauer College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Hotel Restaurant and Management or other departments and colleges of the university in order to complete a personalized program of study.

Students can achieve Entrepreneurship Certificate from the Bauer College of Business.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate is a joint endeavor between the Industrial Design program at the College of Architecture and the Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship at the Bauer College of Business, ranked as one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. This certificate program provides a series of courses in entrepreneurship and the business skills necessary to commercialize new design opportunities. Students have additional business content that is not typically offered in Master of Industrial Design studies and more start up content than a traditional MBA.

 

 

Degree Plan: Personalized Program of Study

The personalized graduate degree plan will be developed in consultation with the Director of the Industrial Design program in order to meet students’ individual research goals.

 

Prospective Degree Plan, Design Research and Development


First Year


Spring


Second Year


Fall


Spring


Program Concentration Notes


*Students can expand design research in the context of space architecture and extreme environment from Master of Science in Space Architecture program:

  • ARCH 6201 - Main Systems Integration I ,
  • ARCH 6203 - Spacecraft and Habitat Design I ,
  • ARCH 6204 - Spacecraft and Habitat Design II .

 

Prospective Degree Plan, Entrepreneurial Design and Technology (MS in Industrial Design with Entrepreneurship Certificate)


First Year


Second Year


Program Concentration Notes


*Students can achieve a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from C.T. Bauer College of Business with 3 courses:

  1. Entrepreneurship Overview 
  2. and ANY TWO of

Prior Degree Information:


Candidates who do not have an undergraduate degree in industrial design are advised to take an additional 17 credits focusing on the development of fundamental design thinking and visualization skills. The Director of Industrial Design program and instructors will advise and approve appropriate courses including undergraduate industrial design studios.