Industrial Design Engineering (AS Degree S0331)

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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
IDE 110Design Foundation-Visual Literacy3
IDE 120Introduction to CAD3
IDE 130Introduction to Shop Processes3
IDE 150Design Foundation II3
IDE 160Intermediate CAD3
IDE 170Introduction to Prototyping3
IDE 210Advanced Media3
IDE 220Advanced CAD3
IDE 230Introduction to Mechanical Principles3
IDE 250Product Design and Viability6
IDE 270Manufacturing Processes and Materials3
Total Units36

Recommended Electives

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
ELEC 81Laboratory Studies in Electronics Technology1-2
MATH 51Elementary Algebra4
PHYS 1Physics4
WELD 30Metal Sculpture2
WELD 40Introduction to Welding2

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

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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 Introduction to Shop Processes 3
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3
Intersession 1
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
Semester 2
IDE 150 Design Foundation II 3
IDE 160 Intermediate CAD 3
IDE 170 Introduction to Prototyping 3
JOUR 100 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
Intersession 2
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
BIOL 6 Humans and the Environment ((or any AREA B Scientific Inquiry General Education course)) 1 3
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
Intersession 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
LIT 2 Modern American Literature ((or any AREA C Arts and Humanities General Education course)) 1 3
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
 Total Units68

Program Learning Outcomes

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