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About B.Design (Hons.) Product Design

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B.Design (Hons.) Product Design is offered by the Department of Industrial Design

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Course Structure

Semester 1

KU CORE COURSES

  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Development Lab

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES

  • Art, Design and Culture
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-I
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design

Semester 2

KU CORE COURSES

  • Thinking Skills

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES

  • Design Criticism and Aesthetics
  • Form Space and Structure
  • Digital Tools-2
  • Discover Design in India

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • User Research Method
  • Model Making
  • Integrated Foundation Project – Product design

Semester 3

KU CORE COURSES

  • Professional Ethics

KU OPEN ELECTIVE- I

  • Principles and Practices of Management

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Programme Elective I (Any one)
    1. Color, Material and Finishes (CMF)
    2. Product Sketching
  • Programme Elective II (Any one)
    1. Introduction to AR/VR/MR
    2. Product Photography

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Creative Coding

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Studio- Human Centric Design
  • Form Studies
  • 3D CAD Modelling
  • Physical Ergonomics

Semester 4

KU OPEN ELECTIVE- II (Any one)

  • Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Applied AI

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tinkering Studio

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Programme Elective III (Any one)
    1. Generative Design
    2. Design Standards
  • Programme Elective IV (Any one)
    1. Story telling
    2. Modular Design

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Materials and Process
  • Surface Modelling and Rendering
  • Product Detailing
  • Studio- Technically Complex Product Design
  • Apprenticeship (4 weeks)

Semester 5

KU CORE COURSES

  • International Language- I (Any one)
    1. German- I
    2. Italian-I
    3. French-I

PROGRAMME OPEN ELECTIVE- I (Any one)

  • Conceptualization & Characterization
  • Speed Modelling in Clay
  • Fashion Styling Fundamentals
  • Space Perception
  • Design Systems
  • Style Statements: Costume Jewellery
  • Concept Sketching
  • Illustration

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Programme Elective- V (Any one)
    1. Game Design
    2. User Experience Design
  • Programme Elective- VI (Any one)
    1. Design for Circular Economy
    2. Introduction to Service Design

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Nature and Form
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Basics of Mechanism Design
  • Studio- Design and Technology

Semester 6

KU CORE COURSES

  • International Language- II (Any one)
    1. German-II
    2. Italian-II
    3. French-II

PROGRAMME ELECTIVE- II (Any one)

  • 3D Background Design
  • Industrial Design CTG (Color, Trim, Graphics)
  • Surface Design and Development
  • Design with Parametrics
  • Design for all Senses
  • Bespoke Bags
  • Component-Based Design
  • Brand and Identity Design

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Research Methodology

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Programme Elective- VII (Any one)
    1. Introduction to Universal Design
    2. Internet of Everything
  • Programme Elective- VIII (Any one)
    1. Packaging Design
    2. Designing with Data

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Social Innovation
  • Portfolio Design
  • Interdiscplinary Design Project

Semester 7

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Internship
  • Studio- System Analysis and Design

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Design Management

Semester 8

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Graduation Project

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Design Research
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Areas of Specialization

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Career Prospects

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Learning Model

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Learning Model of B.Design (Hons.) Product Design

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.

Master Class

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Satish Gokhale – Design Directions Pune
Mukul Goyal – Mukul Goyal
Somnath Dutta Roy – Idea Matrix, Mumbai

Workshops

Workshop

UID organises a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity. The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.

UID organises a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity. The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.

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Master Class
Master Class

Satish Gokhale – Design Directions Pune
Mukul Goyal – Mukul Goyal
Somnath Dutta Roy – Idea Matrix, Mumbai

Workshop
Workshop

UID organises a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity. The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.

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FAQs

I have an educational background in a non-science stream. Am I eligible for B.Des (Hons.) Product design at UID?

Yes, you are eligible for B.Des (Hons.) Product design, irrespective of your discipline. All you need is a curious mind!

What should I include in my portfolio for admission to the B.Des (Hons.) Product design department?

Your portfolio should reflect your individual aesthetic and highlight your skills in 2D/3D product sketching, 3D models, the design process, and your ability to work hands-on. You may also include your extracurricular skills like photography, model making, presentation skills, etc. It is advisable to keep your portfolio concise & crisp.

Are Sketching skills a requirement to get into the programme?

Basic sketching skills will surely help you in Design Aptitude Test. It is a good idea to practise sketching and doodling regularly as it helps you present your design ideas. Start exploring and enjoying different mediums of sketching. Product-specific drawings, digital renders, marker renders and illustration techniques will be a part of your modules at UID.

Is model-making skill a requirement to get into the programme?

knowledge of materials and model making are not required for admission, however, individuals should have basic knowledge of materials. Model-making skills and processes will be touched upon during the modules taught.

What kind of subjects/courses will I study in the Product Design programme?

The product design programme at UID offers a well-balanced, hands-on and industry-focused curriculum of theory and practical courses, taught over 4 years in an Undergraduate programme; and 2 years in Post graduate programme. The details of semester-wise subjects/courses are shared on the website in the department section. The B. Des. (Hons.) Product Design & M. Des. Product Design programmes include subjects covering Design and Technology, User Experience Design, Internet of Everything, Packaging design, Universal Design, Product Detailing, Surface Modelling and Rendering, entrepreneurship and research methodology. Students get the opportunity to study an International language as well as opt from a bouquet of Interdisciplinary electives. Internship & Graduation projects are offered to gain an understanding of the workings of the product industry.

Does UID organize study trips?

Study trips are organized for students to sensitize them to the cultural influences that might affect the design of products. The trips may include visits to heritage places, Industry visits, design studios, industrial production units, etc. for an immersive experience as per the requirement of the courses. The trips may vary from local visits to outstation travels for a couple of days. Faculty members also accompany the students on the study trips.

What companies have the students go to for Internships and Graduation Projects?

Our students have pursued their internships with multinationals like IBM, Microsoft, Tata elxsi, Godrej, Hettich, Titan, Capgemini, Amazon.com, Myntra, Accenture, Caratlane, and Bata. Students have also pitched their projects with various NGOs & governmental organizations like DRDO among others.

What are the options after graduation & what support is available from the institute?

The students upon completion of their degree choose one of the following,

  1. Have their start-up & be entrepreneurs. The Corporate Resource Centre at UID guides as required.
  2. Go overseas for higher education. The International Relations Office at UID guides and supports the admission & visa process.
  3. Get a job in the industry. The Corporate Resource Centre at UID works with the students from their Internship onwards for aspiration mapping & placement accordingly.

What is the examination/ evaluation system?

The evaluation for each course has the following parts-

  1. Continuous Evaluation- It comprises marking regular assignments during the semester. There are points for attendance too.
  2. Mid-Term Exam- Students are evaluated through written exams and an internal jury during the mid-semester.
  3. End Term Exam- The final exam comprises of written paper for theory courses and an external jury for practical courses.

What infrastructure is available on campus?

UID provides world-class facilities at its sprawling campus. The infrastructure includes a technologically advanced Felder Lab, a Makers Lab that includes 3D printers, an AR VR lab, machines for metal works, a fully functional wood workshop, a leather lab, a ceramic lab, audio-visual rooms, a library, and an auditorium. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The campus also houses a Centre for Craft Innovation where students can engage in a symbiotic learning model with craftsmen & artisans from across the country for product development & diversification.

What are the class timings?

Classes are scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays. Labs are kept open after hours at the request of students if required, safety precautions like masks, aprons, and gloves are all mandatory for the student’s safety.

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