School of Design

Product Design (B.Des)

Program Overview

Product Design is concerned primarily with the relationship between products, systems and those who use them. It covers the design of a wide range of tangible things like consumer goods and appliances, vehicles, industrial tools, healthcare equipment etc.

Product Designers are well poised in the NPD (new product development) processes and are hence suitable for leading product development. However, depending on the complexity of the product in question they often choose to contribute on the most creative part of the value chain

Salient features

Product Design learning enables our students to be independent design thinkers/practitioners, to join industry/organizations in design, or to proceed for higher studies.

  • Design History study in the context of Art and Technology history

  • Design Fundamentals and Design Visualization/Presentation

  • Materials exploration for Product Design

  • User Research Methods

  • Ergonomics

  • Design Methods

  • Design Research Projects

  • Reflective studies on Design and Design Issues

  • Design Prototyping involving 3 D printing as necessary

  • Industry internship and design management

  • Collaborative Design Projects (collaborations across design and engineering)

  • Major Design Project and Thesis/Dissertation submission

  • Portfolio preparation

Program Structure

  • Duration: Four Years, Full Time Program

  • Pattern: Trimester/Module System

  • Credit System: Choice based Credit Systems, 160+ Credits

  • Electives: Choice based Design Electives and Engineering Electives followed by Professional Electives

  • Series of Design Innovation Projects

  • Series of Design Research Projects

  • Design Industry internships

  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Design Project

  • One week of Rural Immersion Program (RuIP) for exposure to grass-roots issues and enabling social innovation

  • National Study Tours which include a visit to Industries, Industrial Exhibitions, Research Laboratories, Research Organizations as well as Institutes of National and International repute.

  • International Study Tour (optional)