B.Des. Product Design

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Overview

Objective

  • To produce creative, innovative and skilled graduates with an ability to think independently and pursue a career in industrial design.
  • To enable students to conceptualise, model and create product design solutions with the aid of traditional and modern methods and tools.
  • To impart aesthetic as well as functional approaches to design along with exposure to hands-on implementation of the design.

Highlights

  • Minor Programme

    A Minor Programme is an additional program of choice that can be pursued along with the main degree program. Students can register for this with the University. This is offered to meet the aspirations of high performing students.

  • Proctoral System

    Under the Proctoral System, every student is assigned a faculty member as a Proctor or a mentor. 

    These mentors offer guidance, support and encouragement to students, helping them as they progress along their academic journey. From the choice of electives to their academic performance, from attendance to meeting their credit requirements, students can approach these mentors with any and every query. 

    Proctors also interact with parents/​guardians and keep them updated on the progress of students.

    To ensure that they reap the benefits of the Proctoral System, students are advised to be in regular contact with their Proctors. 

  • Innovation Centre

    At the Innovation Centre, students team up with faculty members to bring their innovative ideas to life. 

    Ideas are assessed based on their relevance to — and impact on — society. These are then translated into working projects that are entered in national and international competitions, and for registration as patents. 

Over its 21 years of existence, the Faculty of Fashion Design has ensured that students gain access to the industry while ensuring academic rigour, offering students a program that —

  • Uses application-based learning.
  • Provides interdisciplinary opportunities across engineering, medicine and management faculties.
  • Incorporates a partnership with Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) which links firms such as General Motors, Siemens, and Hewlett-Packard with select academic institutions around the world to nurture young talent and create the product development teams of the future.
  • Ensures internship, training and placement support with various universities and industries around the world.
  • Includes expert guest lectures from qualified professionals from institutions and Industries.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most.
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi at any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level

Structure

Study Domains

  • DF

    Design Foundation

    An introduction towards developing a strong base in the field of design.

  • AF

    Art Foundation

    A foundation in art and the use of various materials to translate ideas and creativity into tangible solutions.

  • PDC

    Product Design Core

    • An Introduction towards developing a strong base in the field of design.
  • PW

    Project Work

    This includes active participation in output-based projects, seminars and internships in industry, and counts towards your final scores.

  • PCE

    Professional Core Elective

    Students can choose from subjects offered within Fashion Design as electives to develop a sharper skillset.

  • AEC

    Ability Enhancement Course

    These are courses that help enhance knowledge in fields of environmental science and communication.

  • SEC

    Skill Enhancement Course

    Through exploration, practice and academic reflection, this course will aid in skill enhancement and cater to individual curiosity.

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
Elements of Design-1

Theory Practicals

3 Design Foundation DF
Foundation Drawing

Theory Practicals

4 Art Foundation AF
History of Art and Visual Culture

Theory

3 Art Foundation AF
Print Making Techniques

Theory Practicals

3 Art Foundation AF
Digital Design Basics

Practicals

2 Design Foundation DF
Studio Practice-1

Practicals

2 Design Foundation DF
Creative Writing for Design Communication

Theory

3 Ability Enhancement Course AEC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Design Drawing-1

Theory Practicals

3 Design Foundation DF
Creativity Techniques

Theory

2 Design Foundation DF
Foundation Painting

Theory Practicals

3 Art Foundation AF
Handicraft

Theory Practicals

4 Art Foundation AF
Sculpture

Theory Practicals

4 Art Foundation AF
Studio Practice-2

Practicals

2 Design Foundation DF
Skill Enhancement Course - 1

Practicals

Choose From -

  • Participation in art and design exhibitions and shows
  • Participation in national & international design competition
  • Field and industry visits
  • MOOC Course
2 Skill Enhancement Course SEC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Elements of Design-2

Theory Practicals

4 Design Foundation DF
Product Photography

Theory Practicals

4 Product Design Core PDC
Digital Illustration Techniques 1

Theory Practicals

4 Product Design Core PDC
Materials, Finishes and Trim

Theory Practicals

4 Product Design Core PDC
Studio Practice-3

Practicals

2 Design Foundation DF
Environmental Studies

Theory

2 Ability Enhancement Course AEC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Design Drawing 2

Theory Practicals

4 Design Foundation DF
Digital Illustration Techniques 2

Theory Practicals

4 Product Design Core PDC
Digital modelling and Animation

Theory Practicals

5 Product Design Core PDC
Design Thinking and Need Identification

Theory

3 Product Design Core PDC
Studio Practice-4

Practicals

2 Design Foundation DF
Skill Enhancement Course - 2

Practicals

Choose From -

  • Participation in art and design exhibitions and shows
  • Participation in national & international design competition
  • Field and industry visits
  • MOOC Course
2 Skill Enhancement Course SEC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Product Ergonomics

Theory Practicals

3 Product Design Core PDC
Mechanism Design

Theory Practicals

3 Product Design Core PDC
Computer Aided Industrial Design and Rendering

Theory Practicals

4 Product Design Core PDC
Manufacturing Process & Surface Finishing

Theory

3 Product Design Core PDC
Product Design Group Project

Practicals

7 Project Work PW

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
3D Modelling and Product Detailing

Theory Practicals

3 Product Design Core PDC
Professional Core Elective - 1 and 2

Theory Practicals

Professional Core Elective — 1 and 2

Choose From -

Consumer Durable Products

  • Advanced Form Exploration
  • Consumer Product Trends and Innovation

Transport Design

  • Vehicle Interior Colour and Trim
  • Vehicle Exterior Design

Decorative Product Design

  • Decorative Products
  • Lighting Design
8 Professional Core Elective PCE
Product Design Project-1/ Internship

Practicals

7 Project Work PW
Skill Enhancement Course - 3

Practicals

2 Skill Enhancement Course SEC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Portfolio Design and Presentation

Practicals

3 Product Design Core PDC
Soft Skills and Professional Development

Theory

2 Ability Enhancement Course AEC
Professional Core Elective - 3 and 4

Theory Practicals

Choose From -

Consumer Durable Products

  • Model Making
  • Eco Design and Sustainability

Transport Design

  • Digital Sculpting and Rendering
  • Clay Modelling and Transport Design

Decorative Product Design

  • Furniture Design
  • Space And Environment Design
8 Professional Core Elective PCE
Product Design Project-2

Practicals

7 Project Work PW

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Design Management and Professional Practice

Theory

4 Product Design Core PDC
Skill Enhancement Course - 4

Practicals

Choose From -

  • Participation in art and design exhibitions and shows
  • Participation in national & international design competitions
  • Field or industry visits
  • MOOC Course
2 Skill Enhancement Course SEC
Product Design Project - Final

Practicals

14 Project Work PW

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment

During each semester, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) and a Semester End Examination (SEE). CE and SEE weightages carry equal weightage.

Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored. 

Key Skill Development

  1. Ability to apply your knowledge of art and design fundamentals to solve complex problems in product development. 
  2. Ability to analyse design problems, interpret data and arrive at meaningful conclusions using design-related inferences. 
  3. Ability to design an artifact keeping in view public health and safety, as well as social, cultural, and environmental considerations. 
  4. Ability to understand and solve complex problems in design through interaction with end-users. 
  5. Ability to apply appropriate tools and techniques and understand the utilisation of resources for complex design activities. 
  6. Ability to understand the socio-cultural and legal effects of design solutions on public health and safety. 
  7. Ability to develop sustainable solutions and understand their effect on society and the environment. 
  8. Ability to apply ethical principles to design practices and professional responsibilities. 
  9. Ability to work in teams and plan and integrate various aspects of disciplinary knowledge in design and engineering to multidisciplinary settings. 
  10. Ability to use written and oral communication for making effective presentations on design ideas to a broad audience. 
  11. Ability to use design and management principles for leading multidisciplinary teams.
  12. Ability to adapt to changes and advancements in technology and engage in independent and life-long learning.

Careers

  • Entrepreneur

  • Product Designer

  • Innovation Consultant

  • Specialisation in Product Development

Admissions

Eligibility

Must have passed pre-University level examinations or equivalent from any recognized state or central board in any stream

Application Process

  1. Fill in the online admission form
  2. Pay the registration fees
  3. Submit the required documents to the University
  4. Pay tuition fee

Note: Please read the instructions carefully before filling the admission form

Fees & Scholarships

Rs 1,98,550 per annum

Eligibility

  • Must have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized board in any stream
  • Any international qualification approved by an Association of Indian Universities that is equivalent to 10+2 examinations

Application Process

  1. Fill in the online admission form
  2. Pay the registration fees
  3. Submit the required documents to the University
  4. Pay tuition fee

Note: Please read the instructions carefully before filling the admission form

Fees & Scholarships

USD 5000 + Other fee Rs. 38550 per annum for NRI/​international students

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Director - Admissions
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Prof. Prasannakumar J P
Mr. S L Narasimhan