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Bachelor of Design (B. Des.)

Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) program at UPES, gives the students the flexibility to work in multi – disciplinary environments. The course will teach you to address contemporary issues in an independent and creative way, in order to participate in a most stimulating and gratifying career.

The emphasis is on the fundamentals of the following domains:

  • Transportation Design
  • Product & Industrial Design
  • Media & Communication Design [Digital]
  • Media & Communication Design [Graphics]
  • Interior & Exhibition Design

Studying Design at UPES –School of Design Studies will facilitate to hone your distinctive viewpoint as well as the perception of societal values thus shaping the design of the comprehensive surroundings.

As a UPES student your practical hands-on studies will be supplemented by leading research and explorative practices and methodologies. The course provides a launching pad that would propel your thoughts in the lines of creativity, unique and lucid concepts.

Career Prospects

  • Transportation Design Studios
  • Design Consultancy
  • Accessory Design Studios
  • Furniture Design
  • Retail Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Electronics Companies

Semester wise Coverage

SEMESTER I

  • Sketching & Drawing-1
  • Elements of Design- 1
  • Colour
  • Geometry I
  • Engineering Graphics-1
  • Material Exploration I

SEMESTER II

  • Sketching & Drawing-II
  • Principles of Design
  • Geometry II
  • Material Exploration II
  • Visual Composition
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Computer Applications I

SEMESTER III

Elective Group I- Product Design
  • Product Drawing I
  • Product Presentation
  • Form Analysis and Generation I
  • Material and Processes
  • Computer Applications II ( CAD )
  • Design Methodology
Elective Group II- Transportation Design
  • Vehicle Packaging & Architecture
  • Basics of Automotive Engineering
  • Automotive Illustration
  • Automotive Sketching
  • Advanced Engineering Graphics
  • Transportation Design Project 1

SEMESTER IV

Elective Group I- Product Design
  • Product Drawing II
  • Model Making Techniques
  • Form Analysis and Generation II
  • Ergonomics I
  • Basic Mechanics and Electricity
  • Project: Simple Product Design
Elective Group II- Transportation Design
  • Materials & Processes
  • Design Research
  • Aerodynamics and Form Study
  • History of Automobile and Design
  • Digital Sketching and Rendering
  • Transportation Design Project II

SEMESTER V

Elective Group I- Product Design
  • Joining and Fastening Devices
  • Product Styling
  • Product Photography
  • Research Methodology
  • Ergonomics II
  • Computer Applications II
  • Crafts Workshop I
  • Project- Display and Control
Elective Group II- Transportation Design
  • Digital Sculpting I
  • Elements of Ergonomics
  • Vehicle Interiors I
  • Vehicle Exteriors I
  • Clay Modeling I
  • Graphic Design I
  • Transportation Design Project III

SEMESTER VI

Elective Group I- Product Design
  • Design Research
  • Open Elective I
  • Material Colour and Finish
  • Independent Studies
  • Professional Documentation
  • Project : System Design
  • Crafts workshop II
  • Industrial Visit
Elective Group II- Transportation Design
  • Digital Sculpting II and 3D Rendering
  • Advanced Ergonomics
  • Vehicle Interiors II
  • Vehicle Exteriors II
  • Clay Modeling II
  • Graphic Design II
  • Transportation Design Project IV
  • Industrial Visit

SEMESTER VII

Elective Group I- Product Design
  • Design Management
  • Interface and User Experience Design
  • Portfolio Design
  • Project: Technically Complex Product
  • History of Design
  • Introduction to Semiotics
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Summer Internship
Elective Group II- Transportation Design
  • Digital Sculpting III
  • Portfolio Creation & Presentation Skills
  • Clay Modeling III
  • Biomimicry in Transportation Design
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Transportation Design Project V
  • Industrial Training

SEMESTER VIII

Elective Group I- Product Design
  • Design Project
Elective Group II- Transportation Design
  • Graduation Project

Eligibility Criteria :

A. For Examination Pathway:
  • Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
B. For Non Examination Pathway:
  • Board Merit: Minimum 65% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th).
  • JEE Mains/UCEED Merit: Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
Program Exam Name Last Date to Apply Mode Of Exam Exam Date
B. Des UPESDAT 3rd April 2018 Online 11th - 14th April 2018

Admission Criteria :

A. Examination Pathway:
  • UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPESDAT) followed up by Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio
B. Non - Examination Pathway:
  • On the basis of Board Merit / JEE Mains / UCEED Merit followed up by Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio

Duration :

4 Years

Fee Structure (per semester in Rs.)

Semester Tuition Fee Academic Services Fees Total Fee
I 83,780 55,845 1,39,625
II 83,780 55,845 1,39,625
III 92,100 61,400 1,53,500
IV 92,100 61,400 1,53,500
V 1,01,250 67,500 1,68,750
VI 1,01,250 67,500 1,68,750
VII 111,380 74,245 1,85,625
VIII 111,380 74,245 1,85,625
Total 12,95,000
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