- Application Deadline:March 1
- Program Code:570.C0
- DEC in:Industrial Design
- Certification:Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec
- Program Length:3 years
If you would like to:
- Design the products of the future
- Build sustainable products that reduce waste
- Create designs for consumer products, furniture, sports equipment, toys and cars
- Study in a hands-on, project-based learning environment
- Learn using the latest technology in sketching design tablets and 3D design software
- Construct design concept models in up-to-date workshops
- Take your designs from concept through technical development
Then the Industrial Design Program could be for you.
The Industrial Design Program focuses on design development, sketching and 3D modelling. As a student, you will produce technical drawings of design concepts followed by the building of actual models of consumer products. The program will encourage you to use your creativity and curiosity to develop new sustainable product designs to meet the needs of consumers. You will develop the skills necessary to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in an exciting career that evolves constantly.
Industrial Design is about seeing something that you sketched on paper come to life as a real product. It’s an incredible and unique experience!— Dylan B.
What you will learn?
- To demonstrate creativity with an industrial design methodology
- To demonstrate curiosity and open-mindedness throughout the design process
- To use critical thinking skills, specifically for the design process
- To construct physical and virtual concept models to develop a product’s form and function
- To verify and validate a design concept, its functionality and usage through physical and/or virtual models and simulation
- To present product design concepts using visual presentations and technical documentation in a professional industrial design context
- To play a key role in transforming a concept into a tangible product
- To design innovative and sustainable products
Where will this program lead you?
Graduates of this program pursue careers as Industrial Design Technicians in consulting offices and manufacturing enterprises. They also work as CAD Technicians and Model Makers. Other graduates choose to pursue university studies in Industrial Design, Architecture, Engineering, Computer Modelling and Animation among other disciplines.
What else you should know?
As an Industrial Design student, you are studying in a program recognized by the Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec. You will become accredited by the OTPQ upon application once you graduate.You will have a student membership in the Association des designers industriels du Québec.
What do you need to get in?
- A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
- Sec IV Mathematics – Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-404/414†
- Sec IV Science 555-404/444 OR 557-406/416†
- Letter of intent
† For students graduating before June 2010 or from an Adult Education Centre, the prerequisites are Mathematics 436 and Physics 534.