Bachelor Programs in Engineering Design

Compare 6 Bachelor Programs in Engineering Design

Engineering Design

Prospective students who are considering a career in engineering design will most likely have strong backgrounds in math and science and a strong interest in technology. Engineering is a broad field, affording students the opportunity to move in many different directions in their careers.

 

What is a Bachelor in Engineering Design? This is post-secondary degree program that provides students with a solid grounding in design, manufacturing, technologies and product development. Students pursuing an engineering design degree may be interested in coming up with new products. Most are creative individuals who enjoy problem solving. In their careers, they will troubleshoot their designs through working with prototypes before the production process begins. They might also work in conjunction with drafting engineers and others who will translate their designs into fully realized products.

 

Earning an engineering design degree provides the student with a strong foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of design engineering. Students often learn what it takes to bring a new product from the initial visualization stage to final production. They can learn problem solving skills and how to interact with other team members.

 

Costs of obtaining this degree varies depending upon the school, the length of the program and living arrangements. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree normally takes four years with some universities offering a fifth year option. Careful research will ensure choosing a program that best suits the student.

 

There are a number of career opportunities for graduates with an engineering design degree. Students might work as product design engineers in the fields of manufacturing, biotechnology, video gaming, environmental engineering or even aerospace engineering. Some other disciplines that might appeal to graduates are human systems engineering and sound engineering. The role of a design engineer has a creative component that gives many graduates an increased sense of job satisfaction.

 

Prospective students have worldwide options to obtain this degree. Additionally, they may find they can take part or possibly all of their classes online. Distance learning offers the advantages of lower costs and flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor in Architectural Design

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

Grounded in environmental design, the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design (BA-ARH-D) degree provides a strong undergraduate education while allowing the student to experience and gain skills in architectural design, art, architectural, and urban history and theory, fundamentals of sustainability, materials, building construction and structures, as well as advanced design representation tools. [+]

Bachelors in Engineering Design. Grounded in environmental design, the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design (BA-ARH-D) degree provides a strong undergraduate education while allowing the student to experience and gain skills in architectural design, art, architectural, and urban history and theory, fundamentals of sustainability, materials, building construction and structures, as well as advanced design representation tools. To study the world through the architectural lens is an opportunity to examine our culture through the spaces and buildings that we create. BA Architectural Design Unit Requirements Core 36 units Major 45 units Liberal Arts 45 units Breadth 6 units TOTAL 132 units BA Architectural Degree Requirements Minimum 2.0 GPA Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and the following Liberal Arts courses: LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 219 History of Architecture 1 LA 249 History of Architecture 2 LA 255 College Math LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry LA 292 Programming & Culture LA 293 Precalculus LA 296 Applied Physics LA 319 History of Architecture 3 LA 449 Urban Design Theory And the following general education requirements: 2 Written Communications courses 3 History of Art & Architecture courses 1 Fundamental Math course 1 Applied Math course 1 Advanced Math course 1 Physics course 1 Cultural Influences & Human Behavior course 1 Social Factors & Historical Awareness course 1 Urban Studies course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Conceptual Thinking and Process Communicate conceptual thinking verbally and in writing Articulate and extend conceptual thinking through diagrams Develop a rigorous material logic for model-making to test ideas Produce critical analyses of canonical precedent buildings recognizing the significance to the discipline of architecture Produce critical analyses of contemporary, historical, global precedents inclusive of buildings, theoretical texts, and related arts Fundamental Design & Drawing and Making Develop methodologies to generate and evaluate an architectural formal order and language Develop architectural proposals sensitive to the site context in scale and use Produce architectural drawings with appropriate drawing conventions to convey spatial qualities and design intent Demonstrate an understanding of materiality through making Construct drawings and models with a high level of craft and attention to detail Presentation Skills Clearly explain and defend design projects in verbal presentations Create presentation boards, slides, and/or printed materials which exhibit logical sequencing and a hierarchy of information Develop effective representational strategies to convey information that build towards an argument Leadership and Community Demonstrate a commitment to community building and social responsibility through programming and organization of an architectural project Demonstrate cultural literacy capable of designing for cultures with different values Architectural Design Project Develop a clear concept for the architectural design of a building Conduct a user & programmatic analysis Communicate analyses of the urban and environmental conditions of a site with clear graphic devices Develop a research-driven strategy for integrating structural systems into the design Integrate sustainable strategies into the design Develop an energy-conscious strategy for the design of building envelope systems and material selection Address accessibility and life safety requirements in the design Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to: Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design. Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge. Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field. Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products. Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design

Seminole State College of Florida
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Sanford

Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments [+]

The Profession Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments and collaborates with architects, engineers, general contractors and other professionals. The Program As the demand for interior designers continues to grow, students with baccalaureate degrees are also increasingly in demand. Seminole State's Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design puts students on the path to licensure and a professional career in interior design. Interior designers work closely with architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of settings. Employment opportunities span from the familiar private practice role to corporations across many industry sectors, ranging from retail and restaurant establishments, healthcare and government facilities, commercial and residential real estate development to the many furniture and decor supply chain companies. These firms hire interior designers to create environments that not only enhance sales and customer experience, but also create a more productive and pleasing work environment. This program has an art-based curriculum that combines the concepts and philosophies of the social sciences with the technical skills required to communicate within this design profession. Students will learn design theory, architectural design, space planning, aesthetics, sustainable "green" design, materials and methods of construction, life safety and building codes, professional ethics and practices, interior finish products and materials, and both oral and visual communication. The comprehensive curriculum provides a complete educational foundation for this profession. Upon completion of the B.A.S. Interior Design degree and two years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination for state licensure. As the practice of interior design becomes ever more complex and technical, it is increasingly important for designers to have a solid educational base with a pathway to licensure. Having obtained skills critical to the industry, graduates of this program will be able to work in a wide variety of design occupations. Why Seminole State? Path to licensure: The bachelor’s degree is state approved for our graduates to sit for the state licensing exam. Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum reflect current client needs and trends, such as sustainable design practices, ergonomics, universal design and aging in place. Industry-focused faculty: All full-time interior design faculty are Florida-licensed professionals who are actively involved in the industry. Award-winning facilities: Classes are taught at the College's award-winning Heathrow Campus, which is also the base for other design-related degrees. Award-winning students: The program is nationally recognized, and students have consistently won national and regional industry awards. Community involvement: You can participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and design centers, and join the student chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association and the Emerging Green Builders. Career Opportunities Interior design is among the fastest-growing occupations in the region, with projected growth of 20 percent over the next decade. Students with a bachelor's degree in interior design can pursue careers in: "Aging-in-Place" Design Barrier-Free/Universal Design Commercial Interior Design Facilities/Project Management Government/Institutional Design Healthcare/Assisted Living Facilities Design Hospitality/Entertainment Design Kitchen/Bath Design Residential Interior Design Retail Design/Visual Merchandising/Exhibit Design Sales/Manufacturer Representative Space Planning/Specification Sustainable/Environmental Design Program Admission Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Interior Design that meets the following requirements: The program must be a Florida Board of Achitecture Interior Design-approved program, and The degree must be from a regionally accredited Florida institution. All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis to make the final admission determination. Students entering with an A.S. degree from a college other than Seminole State may need additional courses to provide appropriate background for the baccalaureate program. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. [-]

Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Architecture

RISEBA
Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Latvia Riga

Already for 18 years Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration offers its students contemporary and high quality education. RISEBA is the place where “BUSINESS MEETS ART”. As from Year 2011 RISEBA offers a unique, international architecture study programme in English. The best educational standards of architecture of USA and Europe are integrated in the new... [+]

Bachelors in Engineering Design. Already for 18 years Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration offers its students contemporary and high quality education. RISEBA is the place where “BUSINESS MEETS ART”. As from Year 2011 RISEBA offers a unique, international architecture study programme in English. The best educational standards of architecture of USA and Europe are integrated in the new architectural study programme of RISEBA. By establishing a new course of architecture studies RISEBA is taking the next step in order to accomplish its mission: to become “the gateway to international careers!” Advantages of the programme international study environment; the possibility to thoroughly master the English language; studying abroad for one semester within ERASMUS programme; study practice abroad; academic staff with international experience; library, computer classrooms, specialized computer programs, equipped design studios and modeling workshops; variety of courses of students' choice. Programme Content The Studies on six fields of concentration: Architectural Design; Fine Art; Building Technology and Science; Project Management, Economics and law; City Planning; History and Theory of Architecture; Humanities and Social Subjects; Practice; Bachelor Thesis. Architecture students are invited and encouraged to compose their curriculum by choosing additional courses also from other Creative and Business faculties. Programme content: The curriculum aims to integrate the knowledge of all these diverse, yet complementing domains. The main aspiration is to provide students with the ability of analytical thinking and problem solving: granting the knowledge, intellectual capacity and practical skills of interrelating apparently separate domains of architectural realm of theory and practice. The successive years of the curriculum built up on one another in Architectural Design studies. Each academic year, the curriculum aims to explore consequently more complex issues and scales of design problems as such: - Principles of design - Private space and dwelling - Public space and place-making - Urban space and urban regeneration Entrance requirements for EU citizens centralized exams in English and Mathematics*; entrance examination in drawing/spatial modeling; interview and work portfolio (documentation of the previously performed works reflecting person’s individuality, creativity and capacity for work, in any field and techniques (photo, cinema, music, dance, computer graphics, multimedia, design, installations etc.)***. *For those who have obtained secondary education until 2004, certificates of the centralized exams are not necessary. If a person has not passed the centralized exams, RISEBA additionally organizes entrance examinations in English and Mathematics. **Application process usually opens in June. Please follow the information in our web site not to miss the application dates. ***On demand. Entrance requirements for non-EU citizens Step 1: Candidate should submit following documents: - Candidate should submit his/her portfolio of creative work (drawings, paintings etc) reflecting the true interests and passion of the candidate. Please send it as a PDF document not exceeding 5 MB. - A motivation letter in English. - CV in English - Copies of the diplomas from previous education Step 2: If necessary, there will be also a skype lecture scheduled for the interview with the candidate. (optional) Step 3: The board of the faculty will review all the portfolios and send acceptance or refusal letter to the candidate not later than in 2 weeks time. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering

University of Prince Edward Island
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Charlottetown

The program follows current trends in engineering education and focuses on student outcomes. Small class sizes within an activity-based learning environment allow faculty and staff to be student-centric and to provide specific and timely input to individual students. [+]

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Design Engineering) degree which recognizes the need for a broad and balanced engineering education. The program follows current trends in engineering education and focuses on student outcomes. Small class sizes within an activity-based learning environment allow faculty and staff to be student-centric and to provide specific and timely input to individual students. Students are exposed to a broad base of knowledge and skills in engineering science, natural science, mathematics, and complementary studies in concert with an applied project-based design stream simulating the engineering profession. Students entering the degree program will be actively engaged in the profession of engineering from day one, providing creative and sustainable solutions to society’s problems. The degree program is designed to provide a highly flexible learning environment that is responsive to the dynamic needs of students and the industries that employ them. In addition to fundamental science, engineering science and mathematics courses, students are required to develop skills in engineering design, communication, analysis, project management, professional ethics and more. With a solid grounding in these fundamentals, students in Program Years 3 and 4 can enhance their technical knowledge by choosing one of three engineering focus areas: Mechatronics (MT), Sustainable Energy (SE), or Bioresources (BR). This program is specifically structured to maximize flexibility and mobility for students looking to complete a degree in any engineering discipline. The first two years of the degree program are common with those of our partner institutions. This allows, for instance, students with a Diploma in Engineering from one of the Dalhousie University Associated Universities to transfer into the third year of the Sustainable Design Engineering degree. Similarly, students seeking a degree in a more traditional engineering discipline can complete the first two years of their studies at UPEI before transferring to Dalhousie or the University of New Brunswick to complete their degree. Engineered by Design It is increasingly recognized that understanding basic science and mathematics are only two of the many areas that are essential to professional engineering practice. Engineering students in this program must make responsible decisions based on good judgment and an ability to justify decisions within a structured analytical framework. Based on this generalist philosophy, this program is designed to develop a student’s ability to think. This fundamental requirement of engineers to think critically in response to ever-changing and complex situations is accomplished through a design stream core which relies heavily on inquiry-based learning supported by traditional lecture-based knowledge. The progression in complex thinking skills occurs over the duration of the four-year program and beyond through appreciation of lifelong learning and professional development. An integrated, project-based professional practice (PBPP) stream provides an applied foundation where students work on real community and industry-based projects in every semester of their program. Traditional content courses are delivered via an integrated and timely approach with the PBPP courses so that professional practice skills are developed in a simulated workplace environment. This program emphasizes design as an essential element of engineering as reflected in the Community Design Program (Year 1), and the Junior Design (Year 2) and Senior Design (Years 3 and 4) Clinics. [-]

Bachelor in Spatial Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Cities, buildings, interiors. These have major influences on how we experience our world. In spatial design, we look at the urban environment and at indoor and outdoor spaces at small and large scale. It is a discipline in which cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical affinity come together creatively. [+]

Bachelors in Engineering Design. Cities, buildings, interiors. These have major influences on how we experience our world. In spatial design, we look at the urban environment and at indoor and outdoor spaces at small and large scale. It is a discipline in which cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical affinity come together creatively. You learn to deal with complex tasks and situations that society faces. You learn to develop your own vision and to translate it into concrete design practice. The method of learning is through projects which cover current themes such as repurposing of buildings, sustainability and identity. In previous years, these themes included ‘quick-visit museums’, a flagship store for a new brand, a ‘long stay hotel’ in an industrial area of Rotterdam, a multi-cultural theatre in a church in Zuidwijk (Rotterdam), and an overhaul of empty buildings in the inner city of Rotterdam. While working on design projects, you take practical classes on analysis; the application of materials; architecture; model (maquette) building techniques; draughtsmanship; software programmes; techniques for light, colour, texture; and presentation techniques; next to that you take subject related theory and history. And of course you can do an exchange abroad in for example Barcelona, Glasgow or Helsinki. After completing the course, you can work as an interior designer, assistant architect, designer of interior or exterior objects, exhibition designer or spatial designer. You could also further specialise to gain a Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design at WdKA’s Piet Zwart Institute, or at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. Creating Pioneers Our successful Spatial Design alumni include: Tom van Odijk & David Baars (TomDavid Architecten); Dennis Vedder; Edwin van de Velde; the duo Daniëlle Linscheer & Joyce Brouwer (known from Hostel/Atelier Ani & Haakien); and Ashley Govers (From Form, founder and partner). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor in Product Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Product Design is about constantly examining the relationship between products and their users. There are all sorts of products and they are everywhere, from the purely functional to those that make a statement. [+]

Product Design is about constantly examining the relationship between products and their users. There are all sorts of products and they are everywhere, from the purely functional to those that make a statement. Emerging new technologies are triggering debate about the foundations of existing ideas about product design, use and the product economy. The free use of new distribution and production opportunities are creating major opportunities for product designers now. At its core, product design is about questioning and redefining what already exists. This is why, as a product designer, you develop meaning and think about appearance. An important part of your course is discovering and developing materials, often new ones, and production processes by literally ‘getting your hands dirty’. You could even go one step further: to not be afraid to dismantle the existing, both in a physical and a conceptual sense as well as in terms of production and distribution. In doing so, you develop new ideas and ways of use; you dive deeply into the consequences of designing in practice. Examples are aspects such as environmental and social sustainability. As a product designer, you are thus not limited to existing instruments, but you either adapt these instruments or you design your own instruments. This goes beyond the product itself: product design is not limited to tangible things, but it can also result into a process or a service. In short, product designers are people who see themselves as experimental, research-driven, collaborative and entrepreneurial in imagining how products can change our future. Creating Pioneers Our successful Lifestyle alumni include: Suzanne van Beest (nominated for the Electrolux Design Lab Competition and listed in HOT100) and Isaac Monté (winner of the Drempel Award 2013 and the Henri Winkelman Award 2013; currently he is Head of the Department of Product Design at The Academy of Design in Colombo/Sri Lanka). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]