Industrial Design, MID

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The MID in industrial design is a studio-based program in which students learn to design new products and service systems that solve critical global problems. Students engage in research, brainstorming, idea visualization, prototyping and testing of creative solutions that address critical problems faced in the world today.

Graduates of this program will be adept in using principles of design innovation, sustainability and systems thinking in problem-solving and after graduation often find positions in industry and academia.

Program offered

Industrial Design, MID

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program requirements

Required Core (40 credit hours)

Electives (12 credit hours)

Other Requirement (3 credit hours)
IND 584 Internship (3)

Culminating Experience (5 credit hours)
IND 622 Advanced Industrial Design Studio IV (5)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students should see the academic unit for an approved course list.

The MID program includes sequential studio courses. Requirements involve an average of 14 credit hours per semester. An internship is required during the summer prior to the final year.

Additional deficiency coursework is required for students who are in the three-year plus program; students should see the academic unit.

Information about this program

Visit The Design School website for full details.