Computers, Tech & Engineering
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Industrial Design

If you want to design the future systems and products of the world and desire to spend your career at the confluence of art, design, drafting, and engineering, a degree in Industrial Design may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Industrial Design students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). In this industry, most entry-level design positions require a bachelor's degree, while master's degrees will lead to more opportunities and a leg up on the competition in the job market.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and design coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Industrial Design Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Industrial Design include:

  • Industrial Designer
  • Commercial Designer
  • Automotive Designer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Industrial Designer was $68,890 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.