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Industrial Design

Published On: 11 Oct 2012 | Last Updated On: 20 Aug 2013

The learners, who opt for any of the disciplines belonging to Industrial Design stream, acquire an acute sensibility toward what is known as the world of objects and built spaces that exist all around us. These object systems and spaces as a rule define and characterize all our human environments whether small or large, inside or outside, modern or traditional.

The learners of Industrial Design acquire a hands-on proficiency over handling of materials both conventional and technologically advanced and an extensive knowledge of various methods of making that would include the latest high tech as well as batch production techniques.

Besides, there are comprehensive inputs in human factor and social sciences (such as ergonomics and anthropometrics, social anthropology and social psychology), the systems thinking and design management and marketing.

Few courses offered under Industrial Design –

  • Graduate Diploma Program in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
  • Master of Design in Industrial Design
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Design
  • Master of Technology in Industrial Design
  • Master of Science in Industrial Design
  • Post Graduate Diploma Program in Industrial Design

Top Industrial Design Colleges in India –

  • Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing
  • Department of Industrial Design, School of Planning and Architecture
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Industrial Design Center
  • M.I.T. Institute of Design
  • M.S. Ramaih School of Advanced Studies
  • National Institute of Design
  • Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology

Eligibility –

UG Eligibility –

For admission into bachelor’s degree program a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 from any reputed institute/university.

PG Eligibility –

For admission into master’s degree program a student must have a bachelor’s degree from any discipline.

Career Prospects –

Industrial designers, design a wide range of items, from everyday things like mobile phones to household appliances to cars, to larger things like industrial tools, equipment and machinery, as well as medical products. They work on new products or improve existing ones, and use their understanding of technology, materials and manufacturing methods to improve the design and usability of an item. The work involves designing, modeling, testing and producing prototypes. Working alongside engineers and model-makers, industrial/product designers conduct research and devise a design proposal for projects.

It is quite possible to progress to senior designer posts in larger organizations where the size of the design department and the variety of specialized roles within it permit such progression - larger automotive and consumer product manufacturers may offer such opportunities. Depending upon the type of experience gained and your personal interests, progression thereafter is sometimes possible to more senior positions, such as creative director, or to a management role, such as new business director or project manager.

A few large consultancies may be able to offer similar opportunities but, typically, opportunities in smaller consultancies will be more limited and progression may only be achieved through movement between employers or even between related fields of design, as opportunities arise. Professional qualifications, specialist knowledge and breadth of experience will become more important as you climb the promotional ladder. There is a significant demand for experienced designers, especially those with experience in specific areas and a technological background.

Relocation, nationally or internationally, may be required to take advantage of opportunities for promotion within larger multinational organizations. There are various career options for designers. They can be employed by manufacturing establishments; large MNC’s or design firms. Even the Government of India recruits a large number of designers. Designers can also freelance or start their own venture. You can also choose to become a faculty in design school and university. As a faculty you have the option to continue to provide consultation or operate small design studios to complement the classroom teaching.

Pay package –

For fresher’s who want to build a career in this field have lucrative job opportunities. For those who hold diploma or degree in design can start with a pay package ranges between Rs.6, 000 to Rs.10, 000 per month. While those who have passed out from reputed institutes such as National Institute of Fashion Designing and National Institute of Design can earn a salary ranging from Rs. 15, 000 to Rs. 20,000 per month. The pay scale is also depended on the type of organization they are working for.

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