Industrial Design Engineering, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0331

This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in a wide range of industries including product and industrial design firms and fabrication and manufacturing companies. Students are introduced to product development from design through prototyping and fabrication for manufacturing.

Portfolio or prototype development is required on each of the semester levels. In the Level Three certificate and AS Degree course work, this will culminate in a final “senior project,” which is a portfolio that includes two and three-dimensional design, documentation (accountability measures), presentation, and fabrication. This project will demonstrate the student’s mastery of the concepts and methodologies learned during the program.

Students desiring a Bachelor’s Degree should consult with a counselor or an educational advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

IDE 110Design Foundation-Visual Literacy 3
IDE 120Introduction to CAD 3
IDE 130Shop Processes 3
IDE 150Design Foundations 3
IDE 160Intermediate CAD 3
IDE 170Introduction to Prototyping 3
IDE 210Advanced Media 3
IDE 220Advanced CAD 3
IDE 230Introduction to Mechanical Principles 3
IDE 250Product Design and Viability 6
IDE 270Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3
Total Units36

Recommended Electives

ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) 4
ELEC 81Laboratory Studies in Electronics Technology 1-2
MATH 51Elementary Algebra 4
PHYS 1Physics 4
WELD 30Metal Sculpture 2
WELD 40Introduction to Welding 2

Explore Your Future in Industrial Design Engineering

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AS Degree in Industrial Design Engineering as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
IDE 110 Design Foundation-Visual Literacy 3
IDE 120 Introduction to CAD 3
IDE 130 Shop Processes 3
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3
 Units12
Intersession 1
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
 Units6
Semester 2
IDE 150 Design Foundations 3
IDE 160 Intermediate CAD 3
IDE 170 Introduction to Prototyping 3
JOUR 100 Introduction to Mass Media 3
 Units12
Intersession 2
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
BIOL 6 Humans and the Environment (or any AREA B Scientific Inquiry General Education course) 1 3
 Units7
Second Year
Semester 1
IDE 210 Advanced Media 3
IDE 220 Advanced CAD 3
IDE 230 Introduction to Mechanical Principles 3
POLI 1 Introduction to American Government and Politics (or any AREA D Social Sciences General Education course) 1 3
 Units12
Intersession 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
LIT 2 Modern American Literature (or any AREA C Arts and Humanities General Education course) 1 3
 Units7
Semester 2
IDE 250 Product Design and Viability 6
IDE 270 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3
FCS 41 Life Management (or any AREA E Lifelong Learning General Education course) 1 3
 Units12
 Total Units68
1

This degree requires the completion of sixty (60) degree appropriate units. At least 24 units are required from General Education Areas A through E with a grade of "C" or better. See GE Area course requirements.  

2

 Physical Well-Being Requirement: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of “C” or better or “CR”. 

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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