MDes in Industrial Design

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, USA
MDes in Industrial Design
Duration2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of Design (MDes) in Industrial Design is a two-year degree program focused on an independent master’s research project that offers students the opportunity to identify and explore a topic of inquiry with the potential to contribute to broader disciplinary knowledge
  • The program is equally concerned with making and thinking
  • Its curriculum seeks a bold reimagining of the role and capacity of industrial design and provides a forum for the critical questioning of design theories and methods
  • Students explore, research, conceptualize, develop, and prototype a product/service/system that breaks new ground within the context of industrial design practice
  • The MDes in Industrial Design engages in four fundamental fields of practice: commercial design, responsible design, experimental design, and discursive design
  • The program culminates in a public exhibition of the master’s research paper and project
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees2180794 INR
Hostel & Meals844677 INR
Insurance98581 INR
Housing Application Fee3662 INR
Housing Technology Access Fee11718 INR
Graduate Student Fee137252 INR
International Credential Evaluation3662 INR
International Student Fee19042 INR
Total1118594 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors's degree 
  • At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study
  • Applicants must demonstrate an advanced level of competence in industrial design through their portfolio submission
ExamsTOEFL: 92
  • with subscores of  Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21

IELTS: 6.5
  • with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores

PTE: 54
  • with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56

Additional info
  • Portfolio:
    • Applicants must submit a portfolio of no more than 20 images of current work demonstrating proficiency in the area of industrial design
    • Students who lack competence in computer-aided design will be required to take remedial work
    • Prerequisites and/or technical experience specific to this field of study may be required prior to entrance
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