Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design: Concentration in Product Design and Development Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 61

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis
or Economic Analysis for Non-Majors
3
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 7
 Units13
Fifth Semester
DES 323 Visual Design Literacy 3
DES 356 A History of Design and Technology 3
DES 370 Introduction to Design and Industry 1
Concentration Electives (9 Units Total) – Take Two 4 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
DES 300 Design Process 3
DES 305 Lab Safety Basics 1
DES 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design 3
DES 322 Computer Graphic Imaging 3
DES 324GW Research and Writing for Design - GWAR 4 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Seventh Semester
DES 310 Product Design 1 3
DES 321 Technical Drawing 1: Introduction to CAD 3
DES 420 Rapid Visualization 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing 3
Concentration Electives (9 Units Total) 4 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
DES 410 Product Design 2 3
DES 421 Technical Drawing 2: 3-D Solid Modeling 3
DES 460 Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Systems 3
DES 505 Senior Design Project 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
 Total Units120-121
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Electives
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 units)
or ACCT 300 Accounting and Finance Reporting (3 units)
DES 210 Industrial Science (3 units)
DES 332 Electricity and Electronics (3 units)
DES 340 Design and Materials (3 units)
DES 342 Metals Manufacturing (3 units)
DES 360 Model Development Laboratory (3 units)
DES 475 Topics in Design and Industry (3 units)
DES 524 Information Design 2: Exhibit Design (3 units)
DES 575 Workshop (3 units)
or DES 576 Practical Experience: Internship (3 units)