Western Washington University Industrial Design
“The bachelor of science degree program in industrial design prepares graduates to begin working as practicing designers in corporate, consulting, or entrepreneurial positions. The industrial design program requires a completion of a total of 185 quarter credit hours. Due to the intense nature of studio courses and the quantity of requirements, the period of education can generally be expected to stretch beyond four years, and admission into the upper-division program is competitive. Early advisement is critical for a timely graduation.
Industrial design students are taught problem solving methodologies, marketing principles, usability research, drawing skills (both by hand and by computer), three dimensional model-making techniques, materials, three-dimensional form theory, color application, manufacturing processes, ergonomics, and design theory. These skills are applied in the design of many new and innovative products which eventually comprise the student’s portfolio. The industrial design program requires long hours of concentrated effort and skill, especially in the upper division courses.” -WWU