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About M.Design Industrial Design

M.Des. Industrial Design is offered by the Department of Industrial Design

Why study Product Design at UID?

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Development

Programme Common Courses

  • Culture and Environment
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Digital Visualization

Programme Core Courses

  • Representation Techniques
  • Ergonomics
  • Design Process
  • Material and Process

Semester 2

Programme Common Course

  • Professional Development

Programme Core Courses

  • Form Studies
  • Human Factors
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Elective 1
    1. Introduction to Interaction Design
    2. Design Semantics
  • Prototyping Techniques
  • System Thinking and Design

Semester 3

KU Core Courses

  • Research Methodology
  • Enterpreneurship Development

Programme Core Courses

  • Internship
  • Design Management
  • Humanizing Technology
  • Technically Complex Product Design
  • Product Detailing
  • Elective 2
    1. Introduction to Universal Design
    2. Packaging Design

Semester 4

Programme Common Course

  • Design Research
  • Graduation Project

Areas of Mastery

  • master of industrial design course - interaction design, area of mastery – Process Design
  • master of industrial design course - packaging design, area of mastery – User Experience Design
  • master of industrial design course - hci design, area of mastery – User Interface Design
  • master of industrial design course - hci design, area of mastery – Social Innovation
  • master of industrial design course - interaction design, area of mastery – System Design
  • master of industrial design course - packaging design, area of mastery – Service Design
  • master of industrial design course - hci design, area of mastery – Human Factors (Ergonomics)

Career Prospects

  • Learning Model
  • Master Class
  • Workshop
Learning Model
Learning Model of M.Design Industrial Design
Learning Model of M.Design Industrial 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
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.

 

FAQs

I have a Bachelor’s degree in a non-design stream. Am I eligible for M.Des. Industrial Design at UID?

Yes, you are eligible for M. Des. in Industrial Design. All you need is a curious and willing mind!

What should I include in my portfolio for admission to the M.Des. Industrial Design?

Your portfolio should reflect your 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 visualizing your designs. It is a good idea to practice 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?

Brief knowledge of scale and dimensions as well as materials is preferable. Model-making skills and processes will be touched upon during the modules taught.

What kind of subjects/courses will I study in the M.Des. Industrial Design programme?

The product design programme at UID offers a well-balanced, hands-on, and industry-focused curriculum of theory and practical courses, 2 years for the Post graduate programme. The details of semester-wise subjects/courses are shared on the website in the department section.
M. Des. Industrial Design programme includes subjects covering Design and Technology, User Experience Design, Internet of Everything (IoT), Packaging design, Universal Design, Product Detailing, Surface Modelling, 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.

Do you 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,
i. Have their start-up & be entrepreneurs. The Corporate Resource Centre at UID guides as required.
ii. Go overseas for higher education. The International Relations Office at UID guides and supports the admission & visa process.
iii. 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-
i. Continuous Evaluation- It comprises marking regular assignments during the semester. There are points for attendance too.
ii. Mid-Term Exam- Students are evaluated through written exams and internal jury during the mid-semester.
iii. 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 Maker’s 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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