Bachelor in Industrial Product Design

General

Program Description

Industrial design involves the design of industrially produced items such as automobiles, household appliances, electronic equipment, furniture, and jewelry. Technically, this profession is closely related to disciplines such as natural sciences, ergonomics, anthropology, production and material technology and ecology. In addition to aesthetic concerns, social references, global interactions and the expectations of the users are taken into consideration. Simultaneously, economic and consumption trends and systems of competition are among the subjects of research in the design process.

The scope of the profession calls for many different subjects of study in the curriculum, such as fine arts, technology, human and social sciences, economy and law. The challenges of industrial design education can be undertaken by creative and intelligent students who have the ability to solve complex design problems by interpreting the results of research and expressing design ideas through the use of various media. Graduates of this program can work in many sectors of mass production, such as consumer items, electronics, furniture, packaging, automotive industry, and jewelry. Designers can also give freelance support to various other sectors.

Qualification Awarded / Level of Qualification

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Industrial Product Design. (Level 6)

Admission Requirements

Applicants should obtain the required scores from Transition to Higher Education Examination (YGS), First Cycle Placement Test (LYS-MF 4), and Direct Transfer Test (DGS). Placements are centrally organized by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). International students applying for the program must follow the admissions criteria determined by Kadir Has University. Students can transfer into the program by following Kadir Has University regulations on the basis concerning the horizontal transfer. (Further information: "Regulations for Associate and Undergraduate Degree Programs" at Kadir Has University (http://www.khas.edu.tr/uploads/pdf-doc-vb/mevzuat/regulations-for-associate-and-undergraduate-degree-programs.pdf)

Recognition of Prior Learning

At our department, full-time students can be exempted from some courses within the framework of the related bylaws. If the content of the course previously taken in another institution is equivalent to the course offered at our department, then the student can be exempted from this course with the approval of the related faculty/graduate school after the evaluation of the course content.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete all courses in the curriculum accepted by the Senate (240 ECTS Credits) and have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00/4.00. In addition, each student must complete 30 days of compulsory internship.

Definition of the Program

Industrial design involves the design of industrially produced items such as automobiles, household appliances, electronic equipment, furniture, and jewelry. Technically, this profession is closely related to disciplines such as natural sciences, ergonomics, anthropology, production and material technology and ecology. In addition to aesthetic concerns, social references, global interactions and the expectations of the users are taken into consideration. Simultaneously, economic and consumption trends and systems of competition are among the subjects of research in the design process. The scope of the profession calls for many different subjects of study in the curriculum, such as fine arts, technology, human and social sciences, economy and law. The challenges of industrial design education can be undertaken by creative and intelligent students who have the ability to solve complex design problems by interpreting the results of research and expressing design ideas through the use of various media. Graduates of this program can work in many sectors of mass production, such as consumer items, electronics, furniture, packaging, automotive industry, and jewelry. Designers can also give freelance support to various other sectors.

Program Outcomes

  1. Have the comprehension and knowledge of social, economic and environmental impacts of industrial design.
  2. Keep essential theoretical, scientific, technologic, aesthetic and artistic knowledge up to date which is in the industrial design profession.
  3. Posses the knowledge of manufacturing techniques and material and develop details in the product development process.
  4. Ability to the creative value and knowledge in the field of industrial design by generating creative and innovative approaches within the local and global competitive contexts.
  5. Use the theories, principles, and methods regarding human-product interaction.
  6. Have skills and practice of creative, innovative and critical thinking.
  7. Being proficient of form analysis, form perception and form creation through the new product development process.
  8. Identify a need in the context of product design and can define the design problem.
  9. Ability to define the requirements of different user groups and to project to the professional practice.
  10. Use design methods and techniques effectively.
  11. Determine and apply industrial product design strategies.
  12. Skill for managing design process and preparing work-time plans.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduates of the program can work in every possible area of Industrial design such as industrial design offices, industrial firms, various industries, government institutions, academic institutions or research centers.

Access to Further Studies

The students graduating from this program may apply to graduate programs.

Evaluation Questionnaires

Course and Instructor Evaluation Questionnaire Graduation Questionnaire, Satisfaction Questionnaire

International Cooperation

Throughout their education, our students can benefit from student exchange programs and Erasmus programs via cooperation of our university with the relevant departments of universities in various countries.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Kadir Has University (KHU) was founded in 1997, in Istanbul. The university, with its five faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Law and ... Read More

Kadir Has University (KHU) was founded in 1997, in Istanbul. The university, with its five faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Law and Fine Arts, as well as its several vocational schools, is dedicated to becoming a leader in educational and cultural fields in Turkey, as well as establishing itself as an international center for research and scientific development. Read less