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Four years B.Des course

Bachelors in Industrial Design is a 4 year professional course.
First year of the course deals with basics and fundamentals of creativity and design thinking modules like sketching, communication, liberal science, mind mapping, form, color and composition study. Students also get to learn parallel disciplinary such as basics of graphic design, photography skills in their second semester.

Second year takes the students to the core technicalities in Industrial Design. By the third year, students get their subject knowledge in design process, technical drawings, materials, processes, technology, prototyping, and ergonomics and digital tools in a more advanced and stronger manner.

With the starting of their final year, students are prepared for their professional experience through design management, Intellectual property rights, portfolio skills and a professional internship from industry. By the end of the final year, student completes a graduation project that showcases all their knowledge and skills they learnt and developed through the whole program. With a jury evaluating their works, they complete their bachelor program in Industrial Design, equipped for a quality placement or for their own start up.

Student working with a machine by wearing gloves, mask, and apron as a part of industrial design activity
  • Design thinking
  • Freehand Drawing
  • Materials & Production
  • Form Space and order
  • Design & Production Drawing
  • Liberal Arts: Cultural Studies
  • Color & Composition
  • Basic Graphics, Typography, Photography
  • Design Process & Research Methodology
  • Representation Technique
  • Model making & Workshop Skills
  • Ergonomics
  • Simple Product design
  • Digital Design Tools
  • Interactive Media
  • Techno-scientific Principles & Applications
  • Analysis
  • Surface Finishes
  • Printing Technology
  • Sustainable Design
  • Motion & Transmission
  • Packaging Design- Practical
  • Design Management & Professional Practice
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Product Graphics
  • Internship (Industrial Practicum)
  • System Design


A B.Des Industrial Design student from DOT is well equipped to be placed at any industry as an Industrial Designer. Since Industrial Design is a broad spectrum of field and discipline, they can also concentrate in any specific field as a designer like Product designer, Automobile Designer, Toy designer, Ceramic designer, Furniture designer, User experience designer, Design researcher, Interaction designer, Package designer, Accessory designer etc.

DOT School of Design
10/7, 3rd Main road,
Off Chennai Bypass Road,
Ambattur Industrial Estate -
South Phase, Chennai - 600058
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