Industrial Design: Concentration in Product Design and Development SF Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area C 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis (Major Core, D1) 3
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics (Major Core, B1) 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area E 3
 Units15
Second Year
Fall Semester
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 9
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 9
 Units15
Third Year
Fall Semester
DES 305 Lab Safety Basics (Major Concentration) 1
DES 322 Computer Graphic Imaging (Major Foundation) 3
DES 323 Visual Design Literacy (Major Prerequisite) 3
DES 356 A History of Design and Technology (Major Core) 5 3
DES 370 Introduction to Design (Major Core) 1
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing (Major Core) 3
 Units14
Spring Semester
DES 300 Design Process (Major Foundation) 3
DES 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design (Major Foundation) 3
DES 321 Technical Drawing I: Introduction to CAD (Major Concentration) 3
DES 324GW Research and Writing for Design - GWAR (Major Foundation) 3
Concentration Electives (9 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units6
Fall Semester
DES 310 Product Design I (Major Concentration) 3
DES 420 Rapid Visualization (Major Concentration) 3
DES 421 Technical Drawing II: 3-D Solid Modeling (Major Concentration) 3
Concentration Electives (9 Units Total) - Take Two 6 6
 Units15
Spring Semester
DES 410 Product Design II (Major Concentration) 3
DES 460 Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Systems (Major Core) 3
DES 700 Seminar in Design Research (Graduate Core) 3
Graduate Elective (9 units total) - Take One 7 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
Summer Semester
DES 505 Senior Design Project (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
 Units3
Fall Semester
DES 724 Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing for Creative Disciplines (Graduate Core) 3
DES 800 Seminar in Design Topics (Graduate Core) 3
DES 852 Directed Experience in Design (Graduate Core) 3
Graduate Elective (9 Units Total) - Take One 7 3
 Units12
Spring Semester
DES 755 Seminar in Design Management (Graduate Core) 3
DES 805 Seminar in Design Methodology (Graduate Core) 3
DES 894
Creative Work Project (Graduate Core)
or Master's Thesis
3
Graduate Elective (9 units total) - Take One 7 3
 Units12
 Total Units152-153