Course Sequence

Program Highlights:

  • Total Credits: 180
  • Typical Length of Program: 4 years (fulltime)

Program Outline:

  • Required Professional Requirements: 120 credits
  • General Education: 54 credits
  • Professional Electives: 6 credits

Required Professional Courses

Studio Sequence

  • DES191 Design Foundation
  • DES102 Design Foundations Studio II
  • DES112 Design Studio II
  • PD201 Product Design Studio I
  • PD202 Product Design Studio II
  • STR201 Design Strategy Studio I: Technology-Driven Design Innovation
  • STR301 Design Strategy Studio II: Innovative Product Ecosystems
  • STR302 Design Strategy Studio III: Sustainable Product-Service Systems
  • STR303 Design Strategy Studio IV: Service & Experience Design
  • STR401 Design Strategy Studio V: Design for Social Innovation / Change
  • STR402 Capstone I
  • STR403 Capstone II

Design Knowledge

  • PD212 Manufacturing and Production Systems
  • STR111 Design Methodologies
  • STR112 Innovation & Design for Innovation
  • PD215 Design of Materials
  • PD214 Design for Sustainability
  • PD312 Design for sustainability
  • STR412 Professional Practice

Design, Market, and User Research

  • DES Human Factors
  • STR212 Market & User Research
  • STR311 Branding & Communication
  • STR312 Business & Portfolio Research
  • STR315 Design Methodologies 2: Co-Design & Co-Creation

Business, Management, and Leadership

  • STR313 Managing the Design Process & Team
  • STR314 Business Modeling
  • STR316 Finance & Accounting
  • STR411 Entrepreneurship
  • STR413 Trends in Innovative Business Models

Visualization and Presentation Skills

  • PD210 Visualization & Storytelling
  • STR211 Presentation skills
  • STR213 Visualization & storytelling