Industrial Design

Industrial Design
Hours73 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 40 Students.
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Program Requirements

Students can be placed on probationary status for the following: 1. Inadequate academic performance. 2. Unprofessional attitude and lack of commitment. 3. BYU Honor Code violations.
Complete all 100-level foundation courses.
Complete a portfolio and application for admission into the Professional program.
requirement 3 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
requirement 4 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 5 Complete 2 courses
requirement 6 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 7 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: InDes 399R requires 3 hours. Other courses, as approved by the Program, may be taken.
TES 251 - (Not currently offered)
TES 400 - (Not currently offered)
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
Art History requirement:
requirement 11
Complete department packet and exit interview.
Program Outcomes

Design Products

A foundational understanding of how products can be made to work better for people; what makes a product useful, usable, and desirable.

A foundational understanding of how products are manufactured, assembled and materials used.

A understanding of how ideas can be presented using state-of-the-art tools.


Knowledge of computer-aided design in developing 3D geometry and appropriate 2D image development and communication software.

Design History

Understanding of the history of industrial design.

Basic Business Practices

Functional knowledge of basic business and professional practice.

Structured Creativity and Design Thinking

The ability to investigate and synthesize the needs of marketing, sales, engineering, manufacturing, servicing, and ecological responsibility and to reconcile these needs with those of the user in terms of satisfaction, value, aesthetics, and safety. To do this, industrial designers must be able to define problems, variables and requirements; conceptualize and evaluate alternative; and test and refine solutions.

Communicate Ideas

The ability to communicate concepts and requirements to other designers and colleagues who work with them; to clients and employers; and to prospective clients and employers. This need to communicate draws upon verbal and written forms, two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, and levels of detailing ranging from sketch or abstract to detailed and specific.

Human Connection

Studies related to end-user psychology, human factors and user interface.

A Deeper Understanding

Opportunities for advanced undergraduate study in areas which intensify skills and concepts already developed, and which broaden knowledge of the profession of industrial design. Studies might be drawn from such areas as engineering, business, the practice and history of visual art and design, and technology, or interdisciplinary programs related to industrial design.

Available Resources

Easy access to computer facilities; woodworking, metalworking, and plastics laboratories; libraries with relevant industrial design materials; and appropriate other work facilities related to the major.


Opportunities for internships, collaborative programs, and other field experiences with industry groups.

Team Projects

Participation in multidisciplinary team projects.