Studies & Degrees in Technical Engineering in Industrial Design

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If you’ve ever wondered who’s responsible for making the various products we use every day—and maybe even dreamed of creating your own products—a career in Industrial Design may be the ideal position for you.  However, prior to seeking employment, you’ll need the type of education and training required by most companies, which is exactly what you’ll receive while earning a degree in Technical Engineering in Industrial Design.  For engineering students who are interested in pursuing a career in industrial design, there is no better academic pathway than the Bachelor of Science (first-cycle) degree program in Technical Engineering in Industrial Design.  This program will teach students some of the more basic and advanced techniques used by industrial design professionals, and allow them to work hands-on completing their own projects under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Engineering and Industrial Design
Industrial design engineers make, inspect and troubleshoot everything from automobiles to children’s games, and with all the awesome technology that is now at the disposal of qualified specialists, there has never been a more perfect time to pursue a degree in this field.
The studies leading towards a degree in Technical Engineering and Industrial Design are designed to provide graduates an interdisciplinary training approach, one that covers both the socio-cultural and technological aspects of the field.  Emphasis in this program is on project-based learning, and the contents of the degree are typically organized into four broad areas of study:
  • Coursework related to visualization, representation and communication systems
  • Coursework related to materials, their transformation and the technology used in their applications
  • Classes in the basic core subjects required for industrial design engineers, ranging from the foundations of physics and applied mathematics to the history of culture and design
  • Project-based subjects, in which students will work with products of varying degrees of complexity
The coursework from the areas above is typically taken in the first 3-4 years of the degree program, along with the general education subjects required by the college or university.  In the final year of study, students can select from one of four specialist pathways:
  • Equipment.  In the Equipment pathway students will learn an approach to industrial design based on computer-assisted engineering.
  • Habitat.  Items such as household furniture or vehicle interiors are studied in this pathway.  These types of items, which constitute habitable environments, are those that will undergo constant changes due to user or design tendencies, representing the area in which most graduates will work upon earning their degree.
  • Leisure and Automotive Industry. In the Leisure and Automotive pathway, students will engage in projects that are approached with the aid of computer-assisted design, applied to both the visualization and the production of complex volumes.
  • Urban Furniture.  The Urban Furniture pathway is one that allows students to work on projects based on designing furniture--furniture adapted to different urban settings
With a degree in Technical Engineering in Industrial design students can pursue any number of possible career opportunities, including positions as design engineers, design auditors, quality management specialists, risk prevention specialists, project and technical managers, computer-assisted design artists and designers of automobiles, games, toys, furniture and machines.