The M:IPD curriculum is designed to ground students in the disciplines of product design while allowing them to tailor their learning experience to meet their particular individual goals. M:IPD students take both integrated courses designed specifically for the degree and single discipline courses that provide more in- depth training in business, design arts or engineering.

M:IPD Sample schedule:

A student entering into the M:IPD program with a background in design might take the following courses:

Summer Year 1

EAS 102

Product Engineering Basics

Fall Year 1

IPD 551

Design Processes

IPD 561

Theories & Methods 1

MKTG 101

Intro to Marketing

Spring Year 1

IPD 552

Problem Framing

IPD 562

Theories & Methods 2

IPD 515

Product Design

IPD 514

Design for Manufacturability

Fall Year 2

IPD 799

Final Project 1

IPD 527

Industrial Design

MKTG 892

Creativity

Spring Year 2

IPD 799

Final Project 2

IPD 526

Furniture Design

 

The curriculum is comprised of 6 core courses and 4 additional courses, one each in design, business and engineering and one additional course in one of the disciplines. In addition, since the program is cross-disciplinary, students who do not have the requisite background in the three areas, engineering, design arts, and marketing/finance, may be required to enroll in additional background courses in these areas.

A graduate student is considered full time if he/she takes 3 CUs per semester.

 

M:IPD Core curriculum

The core curriculum is comprised of 6 foundational courses:

  • IPD 515: Product Design (1st year) (1 CU)
  • IPD 551: Design Process (1st Semester) (1 CU)
  • IPD 552: Problem Finding (2nd Semester) (1 CU)
  • IPD 561: IPD Theories & Methods 1 (1st Semester) (0.5 CU)
  • IPD 562: IPD Theories & Methods 2 (2nd Semester) (0.5 CU)
  • IPD 799: Final Project (3rd Semester) (1 CU)
  • IPD 799: Final Project (4th Semester) (1 CU)
 

For more information about design, engineering and business courses see Courses or the IPD Guidelines.