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.
A student entering into the M:IPD program with a background in design might take the following courses:
Summer Year 1
Product Engineering Basics
Fall Year 1
Engineering Entrepreneurship I
Spring Year 1
Design for Manufacturability
Industrial Design I
Fall Year 2
Final Project 1
Designing Smart Objects
Spring Year 2
Final Project 2
Engineering Entrepreneurship II
The curriculum is comprised of 5 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 foundational courses in these areas.
A graduate student is considered full time if he/she takes 3 CUs per semester.
The core curriculum is comprised of 5 foundational courses: