DETAILS

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Duration of Program 4 Years (8 Semesters)

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Seats 240*

*Total Seats in B.Des. 

UPES School of Design’s Under Graduate Programme, B.Des. in Product Design lays emphasis on a process-centric approach of participation and teamwork to shape the students’ education. The curriculum is designed in a way that gradually increases in complexity levels and covers broad areas that product designers will come across in their professional careers. Collaborative projects with industrial houses, social sector, government and multinational companies are a part of the education process.

Co-Delivered Courses by Partner Industries

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

DETAILS

  • Designer, industrial products

  • Designer/maker

  • Exhibition designer

  • Furniture designer

  • Interior designer

  • Production manager/planner

  • Textile designer

  • Clothing/textile technologist

  • Costume designer

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X and XII any Stream)

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.

  • Date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced post UPES-DAT result

Non-Examination Pathway:

On the basis of valid Board Merit, NIFT, NID and UCEED ranking, candidates will directly go for the personal interview and presentation on the work portfolio.

Date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced post UPES-DAT result.

SEMESTER I

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1014 Sketching Drawing 1   5
SDCS 1026 Elements of Design   3
SDCS 1027 Colour   4
SDCS 1028 Geometry   5
SDCS 1018 SLA   2
SDCS 1006 Material exploration I   2
SLLS0101 Living Conversations School of Life 2
SLLS0102 Learning how to learn School of Life 2
  Total   25

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1019 Sketching Drawing 2   5
SDCS 1020 Principles of Design   5
SDCS 1021 Design Process   6
SDCS 1023 Computer Applications   2
SDCS 1010 Material exploration II   2
SLLS 0103 Leadership and Teamwork School of Life 2
SLSG 0101 Critical Thinking and Writing School of Life 3
       
  Total   25

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Subject Code Subject Credits L T P
SDID 2012 Product Sketching and Rendering 1 3 2 0 2
SDID 2014 Model Making Techniques 2 2 0 2
SDID 2015 Applied Ergonomics  3 0 0 4
SDPJ 2126 Project 1: Simple Product Design 5 3 0 0
SLLS 0201 Design Thinking 2 1 2 6
SLSG 0201 Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3 3 0 0
  Exploratory Elective 1 3 3 0 0
           
  Total 21      

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Subject Code Subject Credits L T P
SDID 2023 Product Sketching and Rendering 2 3 1 0 2
SDID 2024 Form Studies 3 2 0 2
SDID 2025 Material and Processes 3 2 0 0
SDID 2026 Visual Communication 3 1 1 0
SDPJ 2133 Project 2: Lifestyle Product design 5 1 1 0
SLLS 0202 Working with Data 2 1 2 6
SLSG 0202 Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3 3 0 0
  Exploratory Elective 2 3      
  Professional Elective 1 2 2 0 0
SDID 2021P Advance Ergonomics   2 0 0
SDID 2022P Product Presentation   2 0 0
SDID 2028P Computer Application   2 0 0
SDID 2027P Professional Documentation   2 0 0
  Total 27      

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Subject Code Subject Credits L T P
SDID 3014 Product Styling 3 3 0 0
SDID 3026 Design Research Methodology 2 2 1 6
SDPJ 3131 Project 3: Display and Control 5 0 0 4
SLLS 0301 Persuasive Presence 2 2 0 2
SLSG 0301 Start Your Start-up 3      
  Exploratory Elective 3 3 2 0 2
  Professional Elective 2 3      
SDID 3027P Biomimicry        
SDID 3015P The Wearables        
SDID 3016P Craft Design   2 0 2
  Professional Elective 3 3 2 0 2
SDID 3017P Packaging Design   2 0 2
SDID 3018P Surface Design: Color and Texture   2 0 2
      2 0 2
      3 0 0
      3 0 0
  Total 24      

 

  

SEMESTER VI

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits L T P
SDID 3001 Joining and Fastening Devices 3 2 2 0 2
SDPJ 3132 Project 4: Technically Complex Product  6 5 2 2 4
INDT 3101 Industrial visit 1 1 1 0 0
  Exploratory Elective 4   3 3 1 0
  Choose Anyone of the following   3      
SLSG 0302 Solving Complex Problems 3   3 1 0
SLSG 0303 Technologies of the Future          
SLSG 0304 Future Casting          
SLSG 0305 Managing Relationships and Being Happy          
  Professional Elective 4 4 4 3 1 0
SDID 3020P Digital Interface and Experience Design     3 1 0
SDID 3021P Digital Marketing     2 0 2
SDID 3022P Tangible Interface Design      2 0 2
  Professional Elective 5 3 3 2 0 2
SDID 3023P Furniture Design     2 1 0
SDID 3024P Photography and Videography     2 1 0
  Total   21      

 

  

SEMESTER VII

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 4001 Design Management   2
SDID 4012 Semantics and Semiotics   3
SDID 4009 Seminar: Design for Future   1
SDPJ 4130 Project 5: System Design   5
SIIB 4101 Summer Internship   2
  Professional Elective 6   3
SDID 4010P Advance Design Tools    
SDID 4011P Mechanism and Robotics    
  Exploratory Elective 5   3
  Choose Anyone of the following   3
SLSG 0401 India and Its Place in the Contemporary World 3  
SLSG 0402 Theory of Everything    
SLSG 0403 Digital Transformation    
SLSG 0404 Finding your Purpose in Life    
  Total   22

 

  

SEMESTER VIII

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits L T P
SDPJ 4108 Graduation Project: Industrial Design   15 0 0 30
             
  Total   15      

 

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