Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The program aims to provide students with in-depth theoretical and technical knowledge and high levels of practical skills in the field of industrial design. The program offers a number courses that are concerned with the knowledge of structure, materials and production techniques as well as of ergonomics, management, history and marketing. The students are also introduced to the traditional and computer-aided techniques of drawing and modelling. These courses aim to support the core element of the program, which is the design studio courses. The final year students usually work on projects in collaboration with industry. The program aims to develop the ability to cope with diverse problem areas in industrial design without restricting students to particular fields of specialisation.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID101 BASIC DESIGN I 8 4 8 9.0
ID111 DESIGN COMMUNICATION I 3 2 2 4.0
ID122 ORIGINS AND ATTITUDES IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN I 3 3 0 5.0
PHYS101 PHYSICS FOR NON-SCIENTISTS I 3 3 0 5.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID102 BASIC DESIGN II 8 4 8 9.0
ID112 DESIGN COMMUNICATION II 3 2 2 5.0
ID121 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 3 3 0 5.0
PHYS102 PHYSICS FOR NON-SCIENTISTS II 3 3 0 5.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID201 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN I 8 4 8 9.0
ID211 DESIGN COMMUNICATION III 3 3 0 5.0
ID221 ORIGINS ATTITUDES IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN II 3 3 0 5.0
ID233 STRUCTURES 3 3 0 4.0
ID290 ELEMENTARY WORKSHOP PRACTICE&COMPUTER LITERACY IN DESIGN 0 3 5 1.0
ME212 PRINCIPLES OF PRODUCTION ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID202 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN II 8 4 8 9.0
ID212 DESIGN COMMUNICATION IV 3 2 2 4.0
ID222 ORIGINS AND ATTITUDES IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN III 3 3 0 4.0
ID236 MANUFACTURING MATERIALS 3 3 0 4.0
ID242 ERGONOMICS 3 3 0 4.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID301 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN III 8 4 8 9.0
ID311 COMPUTERS IN DESIGN 3 2 2 4.0
ID390 SUMMER PRAC.IN A PRODUC.ESTABLISHM.&COMP.LITERACY IN DES. 0 0 0 1.0
BA3702 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID302 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN IV 8 4 8 9.0
ID321 DESIGN AND CULTURE 3 3 0 5.0
ID480 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID401 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN V 8 4 8 14.0
ID451 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3 3 0 5.0
ID490 SUMMER PRACTICE IN A DESIGN OFFICE 0 0 0 1.0
ID495 PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION 3 2 2 4.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID402 GRADUATION PROJECT 8 4 8 14.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week