The Industrial Design major will equip graduates with the knowledge and experience required to design and develop three-dimensional physical objects and artifacts. Students will engage with the design process from sketching through to prototyping and learn how to take their ideas to the world. As a graduate, you'll be primed for a thriving design career, fueling the growth of manufacturing industries in the Waikato region, across the nation, and across the world. Your professional profile will contribute to the development of homegrown products, adding significant economic value to New Zealand's design landscape.

Industrial Design is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Design (BDes). Industrial Design may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Industrial Design as a single major for the BDes, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Industrial Design, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete DSIGN141, ENGEN112, DSIGN281, ENGME280, ENGMP211, DSIGN360, DSIGN381, DSIGN382 and ENGME380.

To complete Industrial Design as a second major, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Industrial Design, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete DSIGN141, ENGEN112, DSIGN281, ENGME280, ENGMP211, DSIGN360, DSIGN381 and DSIGN382.

To complete Industrial Design as a minor, students must gain 60 points from the papers listed for Industrial Design, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete DSIGN126 and DSIGN281.

Note:

Candidates who wish to structure a strong qualification that will prepare them well for the creative industries should consider a double major pathway. Consider pairing Industrial Design with Communication Design or another major to create a qualification that sets you apart from other Design graduates in Aotearoa. Discuss these options with the Design undergraduate advisor.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Industrial Design papers

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Code and paper title Points
DSIGN126 Introduction to Industrial Design Production right arrow

This paper focuses on Computer Aided Design (CAD)/3D modelling software packages, CNC routing and 3D digital printing, required in the process of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
DSIGN141 Principles of Form and Design right arrow

This paper develops the student's ability to recognise and utilise the basic elements and principles of design both two and three dimensionally. It...

15 24A (Hamilton)
DSIGN151 Design History right arrow

Students journey through a thematic history of design and its interplay with society and technology by studying historical artefacts that influence...

15 24B (Hamilton)
DSIGN161 Introduction to the Web right arrow

This paper introduces the core Web technologies of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Students will learn how to combine these technologies with design...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering right arrow

Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering right arrow

Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
DSIGN251 Applied Computing Tools 1 right arrow

This paper enables students to widen their experience of design relevant computer software using an intensive laboratory programme. Students select...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24H (Hamilton)
DSIGN281 Industrial Design Studio 1 right arrow

This paper presents students with the challenge of designing different types of simple industrially manufactured projects. The students are...

15 24A (Hamilton)
DSIGN290 Directed Study right arrow

A directed study involving the design, implementation and testing of the solution to a creative industries problem and production of a formal report.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
ENGME280 Design and Manufacturing 1 right arrow

The paper focuses on the principles of fundamental manufacturing processes and engineering design methods. Practical aspects of selected major...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENGMP211 Materials 1 right arrow

This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
DSIGN350 Design Internship right arrow

This paper will induct the design student into the professional environment where the student applies design skills, research methodology and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
DSIGN360 Capstone Project right arrow

In this paper students plan, develop and execute a small scale design project with relative independence alongside the guidance of a supervisor.

15 24B (Hamilton)
DSIGN381 Industrial Design Studio 2 right arrow

This paper presents the students with the challenge of designing different types of complex industrially manufactured projects. The students are...

15 24A (Hamilton)
DSIGN382 Industrial Design Studio 3 right arrow

This paper presents the students with the challenge of designing different type of systems of industrially manufactured projects. The students are...

15 24B (Hamilton)
DSIGN390 Directed Study right arrow

A directed study involving the design, implementation and testing of the solution to a creative industries problem and production of a formal report.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
DSIGN397 Work Integrated Learning Directed Study right arrow

A directed study undertaken in collaboration with an industry partner involving the development of a design project and the production of a formal...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
DSIGN398 Work Integrated Learning Directed Study right arrow

A directed study undertaken in collaboration with an industry partner involving the development of a design project and the production of a formal...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
ENGME380 Design and Manufacturing 2 right arrow

This paper uses problem and project based learning methods to help students gain knowledge and skills in design and manufacturing. Students will be...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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