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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 31k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 291pts.


    The four-year B.S. Industrial Design program emphasizes conceptualization, design, and production of products for personal, home, industrial, and commercial use, ranging from domestic and consumer products to medical, entertainment, and more. Students learn to design and develop product concepts, visualize them using the latest computer technology, and build models in a well-equipped model shop or computer lab. Students learn presentation skills to demonstrate their creative and unique solutions. Advanced industrial design topics include ergonomics, materials and manufacturing, and marketing.

    Cellphones, HDTV and computer monitors, lighting, furniture, home appliances, exhibition spaces, computer-aided design, hand-modeling: all part of the SASD Industrial Design Program.

    Learning Outcomes

    Learning Outcomes and Assessments

    SASD promotes student learning and performance through various means designed to maximize students’ skills, knowledge base, and production abilities. Each program (Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design) utilizes the following in pursuit of these objectives.

  • Demonstrate ability to identify, analyze, and solve design problems.
    Assessment: Portfolio projects and project research.
  • Demonstrate mastery of design tools, techniques, and concepts in design.
    Assessment: Projects and portfolios that evidence craftsmanship and adherence to project parameters.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetics of form development, and of the history and current state of design.
    Assessment: Projects, papers, and presentations for art and design history courses; in studio courses, projects that appropriately reference historical precedents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in selection and use of relevant technologies in design. Abilities to use available technical and industrial processes to produce a design product, and to design and implement such a process.
    Assessment: Project and portfolio materials planned to be feasibly reproducible by industrial means rather than by one-off or by hand.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and societal connections linking design trends and processes as well as a knowledge of business practices and of the market place.
    Assessment: Projects and portfolio solutions that are culturally- and audience-appropriate for the problem as posed by the business and market briefs for the project.
  • Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester which begins late August/early September;November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester which begins mid-January Tuition fee
    • EUR 30965 Year (National)
    • EUR 30965 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Suggested course of study in SASD Industrial Design


    • 0 ADSN 107 Shop Orientation
    • 3 ADSN 103 2-D Design Principles
    • 3 ADSN 105 Design Drawing I
    • 3 ADSN 119 Introduction to Computer Apps I
    • 3 ADSN 117 Survey of Art History I
    • 3 Eng C101 Composition & Rhetoric
    • 3 FYS C101 First Year Seminar 18


    • 3 ADSN 108 3-D Design Principles
    • 3 ADSN 110 Drawing/Drafting
    • 3 ADSN 220 Introduction to Computer Apps II
    • 3 ADSN 118 Survey of Art History II
    • 3 Nat Sci Natural Sciences Core
    • 3 SoSc C201 Social Sciences Core 18


    • 3 IDDSN 255 Industrial Design Studio I
    • 3 ADSN 205 Design Drawing III
    • 3 IDDSN 215 Materials & Manufacturing I
    • 2 ADSN 218S SolidWorks I
    • 3 Nat Sci Natural Sciences Core 14


    • 3 IDDSN 256 Industrial Design Studio II
    • 3 ADSN 206 Design Drawing IV
    • 3 IDDSN 216 Materials & Manufacturing II
    • 2 ADSN 218A Form•Z a
    • 3 IDDSN 398 Internship 14


    • 3 IDDSN 305 Industrial Design Studio III
    • 3 ITDSN 309 Human Factors (3)
    • 3 ITDSN 312 Furniture Design (3)
    • 3 ADSN 231 Design Photography
    • 3 ADSN 377 History of Modern Design
    • 3 Hum C201 Humanities Core 18


    • 3 IDDSN 306 Industrial Design Studio IV
    • 3 ADSN 218w SolidWorks II
    • 3 ADSN 357A Alias A
    • 3 ITDSN 311 Exhibition Design (3)
    • 3 Hum Humanities Core Elective
    • 3 Math C105 Intermediate Algebra 18


    • 3 IDDSN 355 Industrial Design Studio V
    • 3 ADSN 357B Alias B
    • 3 IDDSN 399 Special Projects
    • 3 SoSc Social Sciences Core Elective
    • 3 Caps C390 Capstone Seminar 15


    • 3 IDDSN 356 Industrial Design Studio VI
    • 3 ADSN 230 Video
    • 3 ADSN 380 History of Architecture & Urbanism
    • 4 Liberal Arts Free Elective(s) 13

    SASD is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the governing body of undergraduate and graduate art and design schools.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below:

    1. A letter certifying completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI).
    Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB).

    2. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates).

    3. A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates and a minimum Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates).

    4. A transcript from an accredited American university indicating a grade of “C” or better in one semester of college English Composition.

    5. Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above; or ACT English score of 19 or above.

    6.An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112.

    7.An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5.

    8. A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates and score of 77 or above for graduates.

    9. A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above.

    10. A level of “Advanced” on the English Language Proficiency Test of the College Board.

    11. An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English.

    12. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates.

    13. A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

    14. WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam.

    15. A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (post-graduates).

    You must demonstrate English language competency in one of the ways listed above. If you don’t demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may begin classes.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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