Integrated Product Design - B.S.
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The Integrated Product Design bachelor's degree program at JWU trains students to imagine and create the next generation of connected products, high-tech systems and user experiences. Graduates leave prepared to lead as technologists, innovators and designers in a rapidly changing global economy.
The edges of professional design practice are becoming porous, revealing new challenges and opportunities in the field. A new kind of design thinking is needed to develop the next generation of experiences, interconnected products and interfaces. The B.S. Integrated Product Design degree prepares students to integrate system and experience design with strategic innovation, removing traditional boundaries within design practice.
JWU Integrated Product Design students explore the web of systems and human experiences surrounding and supported by a design proposal. This approach positions graduates to create smart, connected products or integrate design thinking and problem-solving into established businesses and industries, helping them adapt and differentiate themselves in a global economy.
Students begin their studies with an intensive design foundation. In small project-based classes, students work closely with faculty to develop their representation, research and communication skills. With skills in hand, students proceed through a studio sequence of increasingly complex design projects with exposure to real clients and real-world problems. In their final year, students develop a capstone design investigation to explore a specific area of interest and begin the transition from student to design professional. Graduating students enter the world ready to use design as a catalyst for change, transforming and improving people’s lives.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Apply the concepts of universal design to create inspiring, user-focused products and experiences.
- Model systems to improve system performance through design intervention.
- Move iteratively and critically from open-ended problems to design proposals.
- Communicate complex ideas visually, orally and in written form.
- Propose appropriate materials, technologies, and processes for design proposals.
Integrated Product Design
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|GDES1000||Foundation Drawing and Digital Tools||4.5|
|GDES3050||Basics of Print Design||4.5|
|IDES1010||Introduction to 3D Design||4.5|
|IDES1020||Studio - Research and Debate||6|
|IDES2020||Studio - Iteration||6|
|IDES2030||Studio - User Centered Design||6|
|IDES2040||Materials and Processes||4.5|
|IDES2060||Studio - Form Finding||6|
|IDES3020||Studio - Systems of Production||6|
|IDES3030||Simulation, Analysis and Optimization||4.5|
|IDES3040||Studio - Ethical Design||6|
|IDES3050||Emerging Design Technology||4.5|
|IDES4010||Studio - Computational Design and Informatics||6|
|IDES4020||Studio - Collaboration and Context||6|
|IDES4030||Preparation for Capstone Project||1.5|
|Related Professional Studies|
|PRMG2010||Introduction to Project Management||4.5|
|Choose 9 credits from the following *||9|
|Directed Experiential Education **|
|Technical Solutions Team I|
|Technical Solutions Team II|
|College of Engineering & Design Internship ***|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||13.5|
|Advanced Composition and Communication|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level.
|Arts and Humanities||9|
Two courses from different disciplines: ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, PHIL or REL (recommend ART3020).
|Fundamentals of Algebra|
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI (recommend SCI1010).
Two courses from different disciplines: ANTH°°, ECON, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
|4.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university.||4.5|
Students not meeting the requirements for experiential education may take other course options with Dept. Chair and Dean approval.
Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS).
Students wishing to do 13.5 credits of TECX4099 College of Engineering & Design Internship must use 4.5 credits of free elective requirements.
Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.
‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.
# In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.