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M.Des Industrial Design

M.Des Industrial Design

Duration: 2 years 

The students admitted to our M. Des. Program in Industrial Design at SCID come from a variety of undergraduate streams including commerce, arts and humanities, engineering, architecture, science, and design.

 The SCID’s M. Des. (Industrial Design) is a four-semester program focused on training highly valuable and professionally relevant graduates. The specialization streams include: Design for Sustainability of Socio-Economic and Natural Environments, Interaction Design, Universal Design and Design Management.

Industrial Design deals with products, services and systems addressing usability, form, function, aesthetics, material, technologies, and sustainability. Our students explore creative thinking and problem-solving processes to bring value to companies, communities and people. Our focus is on designing products, systems and services that make life easier.

     We balance creativity, technology, cultural concerns, and environmental needs, exploring materials, production techniques, aesthetics, the emerging fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Artificial Intelligence, and social issues in both local and global contexts. We encourage our students to create solutions that are empathetic to the end-user and have contextual insight.

Why study Industrial Design at SCID?

Our curriculum encourages a broad exploration of the design practice with an emphasis on user-centered approach and design thinking. We enable our students to develop critical, technical and managerial skills that align with the contemporary conversation within the industry also entrepreneurial thinking for self-development by aligning with thought leaders in the industry.

The course is focused on process-driven work that examines all aspects of industrial design from conception to implementation. We equip our students with a wide-range of design skills and thought process that allow them to articulate their design ideas and thinking.  Our exemplary infrastructure and workshops support model making and prototype building for different kinds of design briefs.

Fully equipped workshops with latest technology tools such as 3D printers and laser cutter.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Theory of Design Principles
  • Design Concept Representation
  • Materials and Tools Exploration
  • Skills for Design

Semester 2

  • Evolution of Design
  • User Research Methods
  • Applied Ergonomics
  • Ubiquitous Product Design
  • Design for User Experience
  • Design Management
  • Elements of Graphic Design

Semester 3

  • Industry-Internship
  • Technically Complex Product Design
  • Elective
  • System Thinking Design Project

Semester 4

    • Graduation Project

Areas of Mastery

  • Universal Design
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Interaction Design
  • Design Management

Career Prospects

During the journey of design for M.Des Industrial Design, students starts aligning their personal interest and prior education with the industry. So, a person with Research DNA, can find them self-comfortable as a Design Researcher or UX Researcher with Industry. Whereas in the domain of experience design, students may join as Interaction designer / UX designer or can contribute as an Exhibition/Retail experience designer. Many firms hire Industrial Designer for Innovation, students can help the industry in innovating products, services or strategy by joining as Product Innovator, Strategy Design expert. Also, in manufacturing sector industrial designer can play a vital role as Product Manager, CMF (color material finish) designer, 3D Module.

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