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Industrial Design, Bachelor of


Ministry Title: Bachelor of Industrial Design

Honours Degree


Program Code: 22031

Campus: North

Length: 8 semesters starting in September

Industrial designers and product designers create a wide variety of consumer products that are used daily such as sports footwear, wearables, headphones and automobiles. 

Our graduates are in high demand across industries for the practical skills gained through the program’s hands-on learning environment. These skills include sketching, digital graphic rendering, model-making and computer-aided design (CAD).

Many of your design projects will involve industry collaboration to ensure real-world relevance rounded out with a work placement. Our program offers two specializations: product design and vehicle design - the only industrial design program in Canada that offers a vehicle design specialization. 

Work Placement

This program includes a work placement of 420 hours in the summer between year three and four.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
IDSN 1001: Visual Communications 1 Online Not Running

IDSN 1003: 2D Design Principles Online Not Running

IDSN 1004: Concept Modelmaking 1 Online Not Running

IDSN 1005: History of Design Online Not Running

IDSN 1010: Design Studio 1 Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
IDSN 1501: Visual Communications 2 Online

IDSN 1502: Technical Drawing Online

IDSN 1503: 3D Design Principles Online

IDSN 1504: Concept Modelmaking 2 Online / In-person

IDSN 1510: Design Studio 2 Online / In-person

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
IDSN 2001: Visual Communications 3 Online Not Running

IDSN 2002: Computer-Aided Design Studio 1 Online Not Running

IDSN 2004: Materials and Manufacturing for Design 1 Online Not Running

IDSN 2005: Human Factors Online Not Running

IDSN 2010: Design Studio 3

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 5

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
IDSN 3002: Computer-Aided Design Studio 3 Online Not Running

IDSN 3012: Interaction Design Studio 1 Online Not Running

IDSN 3509: Multimedia Design Online Not Running

RSMT 1500: Quantitative Research Methods Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Required 1 from the following courses
IDSN 3010: Product Design Studio 1 Online Not Running

IDSN 3011: Transportation Design Studio 1 Online Not Running

Semester 6

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
IDSN 3504: Sustainable Design Online

IDSN 3505: Entrepreneurship Online

IDSN 3512: Interaction Design Studio 2 Online

RSMT 2500: Qualitative Research Methods Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Required 1 from the following courses
IDSN 3510: Product Design Studio 2 Online

IDSN 3511: Transportation Design Studio 2 Online

Work Experience - SEM 6C

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
IDSN 3599: Industrial Design Work Experience Online

Semester 7

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
IDSN 4002: Senior Level Thesis Project 1 Online / In-person Not Running

IDSN 4003: Design Research Method and Analysis Online Not Running

IDSN 4006: Design Management Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Required 1 from the following courses
IDSN 4010: Product Design Studio 3

IDSN 4011: Transportation Design Studio 3

IDSN 4012: Interaction Design Studio 3

Semester 8

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
IDSN 3005: Professional Practices

IDSN 4502: Senior Level Thesis Project 2 Online / In-person

Required 1 from the following courses
IDSN 4510: Product Design Studio 4

IDSN 4511: Transportation Design Studio 4

IDSN 4512: Interaction Design Studio 4

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
      • Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
      • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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    Portfolio

    A portfolio is a collection of work which tells us about your creative and problem solving abilities, your drawing skills and how you present yourself as an artist and designer.  Your portfolio is reviewed by Industrial Design faculty to determine your suitability for the program.

    Applicants must submit a portfolio that includes five creative pieces. Be sure to title each submission and briefly describe it (maximum 50 words each piece).

    The requirements for these submissions are as follows:

    Submission #1 – Perspective line drawing of a chair (two-point perspective).  You are encouraged to work in black line for the chair and to use construction lines to show proper perspective methods.

    Include a small photograph of the chair you have drawn as part of the submission page.  You may use your choice of medium for this piece.

    Submission #2 – Perspective line drawing of one of the following three kitchen appliances:

    a) Kettle
    b) Coffee maker
    c) Kitchen stand mixer

    This piece should be drawn from an appliance or device and not from your imagination or an abstract method. Use construction lines to show proper perspective methods.

    Include a small photograph of the appliance or device you have drawn as part of the submission page.  You may use your choice of medium for this piece.

    Submission #3 – Colour still life study that demonstrates your use of colour and composition. You are encouraged to group everyday objects such as fruit, pottery or shoes. We will assess your representation of realistic details: shade and shadow, depth, tonal value and texture.

    Include a small photograph of the object(s) you have drawn as part of the submission page.

    Submission #4Three-dimensional work that demonstrates your manual construction skills.  Examples include sculpture, furniture construction, home construction, craft work (e.g. jewelry that you have designed), and costume design (e.g. Comicon).

    Submission #5Your choice

    Submit one example of projects/pieces of your choice that further demonstrates your skills and design sense.

    Possible examples include:

    a) Something you designed and fabricated including the conceptual sketches and the finished piece;
    b) Images from a sketchbook you keep of products, figures or objects that inspire you;
    c) CAD drawings or digital graphics that show your talent as a designer (e.g. SolidWorks, Keyshot, or Illustrator, respectively);
    d)   A sketch, drawing or painting that illustrates your artistry.

    Not acceptable is photography and abstract art.

    For assistance with your drawing skills, we recommend:

    ‘Sketching: The Basics’ by Roselien Steur and Koos Eissen, Amsterdam BIS Publishers, 2016.

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    Writing Sample

    Part #1
    Describe your knowledge of industrial design, referring to products and designers, as well as styles that you find appealing.  (200 words)

    Part #2
    Describe the skills and talents you bring to the Industrial Design program. List your extracurricular activities (e.g. hobbies, passions, volunteer work) as well as previous work experience.  How do you think these experiences will contribute to your perspective of design, as well as help you as a student of design?  (250 words)

    Submission Instructions

    https://humber.ca/admissions/office-of-the-registrar/registration/submission-instructions.html

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,281.26
  • international: $19,807.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $85.00 $85.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,683.13 $3,543.77
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $70.00 $70.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,668.13 $3,528.77
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $239.50 $239.50
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,837.63 $3,698.27
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $70.00 $70.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,558.13 $3,418.77
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,488.13 $3,348.77

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,979.59 $8,979.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $85.00 $85.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,994.59 $8,994.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $70.00 $70.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,825.09 $8,825.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $239.50 $239.50
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,104.59 $9,104.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $70.00 $70.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i7 (Quad Core) Intel i7 (Quad Core)
Memory Minimum 16GB of RAM
Storage Minimum 250GB storage space (SSD) preferable
Network Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)
Video Minimum 4GB video RAM/Minimum 24 bit colour (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN) Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL
Display 1280x1024 video display resolution (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN) Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL
Other Dedicated graphics card - GTX 1050, 1550, 2060 or higher needed for rendering purposes (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN)

Additional Costs

$1,000 - $1,500 – books, materials, additional software, etc. (per year).

For information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Patrick Burke, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4523
patrick.burke@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

 

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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