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
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area E 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Fall Semester
GE Area C 3
GE Area D - Take Two 6
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 7
 Units16
Spring Semester
DES 200 Visual Design Literacy (Major Foundation) 3
Select One (Major Foundation): 3
Introduction to 3D Digital Design  
Introduction to 2D Digital Design  
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units15-16
Third Year
Fall Semester
DES 305 Lab Safety Basics (Major Requirement) 1
DES 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design (Major Requriement) 3
DES 321 Technical Drawing I: Introduction to CAD (Major Requirement) 3
DES 322 Computer Graphic Imaging (Major Core) 3
DES 356 A History of Design and Technology (Major Core) 5 3
DES 370 Introduction to Design (Major Core) 1
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units17
Spring Semester
DES 300 Design Process (Major Core) 3
DES 310 Product Design I (Majro Requirement) 3
DES 324GW Research and Writing for Design - GWAR (Major Core) 3
DES 420 Rapid Visualization (Major Requirement) 3
DES 360 Model Development Laboratory 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units3
Fall Semester
DES 410 Product Design II (Major Requirement) 3
DES 340 Design and Materials 3
DES 421 Technical Drawing II: 3-D Solid Modeling (Major Concentration) 3
DES 460 Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Systems (Major Core) 3
Major Electives (6 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
DES 505 Senior Design Project (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
DES 570 Professional Practices for Designers (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
DES 700 Seminar in Design Research (Graduate Core) 3
Major Electives (6 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
Graduate Elective (9 units total) - Take One 7 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
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
Select One (Culminating Experience): 3
Creative Work Project  
Master's Thesis  
Graduate Elective (9 units total) - Take One 7 3
 Units12
 Total Units150-152