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Product Design - Course Structure

Semester 1

Introduction to Design Thinking
Design Sketching I
Elements of Design I
Technical English
Design Principles
Fundamentals of Programming
Kannada Kali
Constitution of India

Semester 2

Engineering Graphics and Design
Ideation Methods in Design
Engineering Basics 
Design Sketching II
Elements of Design II
Mini Project I


Semester 3

Basics of CAD and 3D Printing
Photography and Videography
Representation Techniques 
Ergonomics I
Science for Design
Mini Project II

Semester 4

Computer Aided Design
Trend Analysis and Forecasting
Materials Exploration I
Ergonomics II
Need Identification and Analysis
Mini Project III


Semester 5

Materials Exploration II
Elements of Design III
Product Planning and Strategy Building
Introduction to AI
Professional Elective I
Professional Elective II
Mini Project IV 

Semester 6

Introduction to Design Research
AR and VR Technology in Product Design
Professional Elective III
Professional Elective IV
Open Elective I
Open Elective II
Mini Project V


Semester 7

Major Project (Phase I)

Semester 8

Studio Design and Project Management
Major Project (Phase II)


Professional Elective I (PD)

Design Semiotics and Semantics
Design of Smart Systems
Vehicle Styling
Human Computer Interaction

Professional Elective II (PD)

Packaging and Branding Design
Design Management
Interior Design
Design Simulation and Analysis


Professional Elective III (PD)

Design Simulation and Analysis
Application Design 
Technically Complex Products
Introduction to Game Design
Programinng in Python and React JS

Professional Elective IV (PD)

Product Life Cycle and Management
AI Applications in Design
Design for Assembly and Disassembly
Advanced Sculpting
New Product Development


USPs for Product Design at DSU

  • Our product design curriculum thrusts upon functionality, aesthetics, usability and sustainabilityas the pillars of design, thereby providing a wholistic view of product design.
  • Our key applications areas are: Modular furniture design, Smart toy designs, Game Design, AR and VR technologies for design, Design for the specially abled.
  • Key areas of technical expertise: 3D Printing, Ergonomics, AR and VR, CAD, Product Research, Design Principles, Creativity and Innovation, Photography and Videography.
  • Emphasis on project-based courses.
  • Orientation to research through research-based courses.
  • Active industry interaction through collaboration with DERBI Foundation, incubation centre of DSU which is located inside DSU campus.
  • Experienced faculty from reputed industries and academic institutions.

SLA printing facility at Digital Trans Media and Design, DSU



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