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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)
Program Exam Name Last Date to Apply Mode Of Exam Exam Date Interview Date Mode of Interview
B. Des UPESDAT To be announced soon Online To be announced soon To be announced soon Skype
B. For Non Examination Pathway:
Eligibility Criteria Admission Criteria
Non-Exam Pathway
Board Merit: - Minimum 65% marks in class X and XII (Any Stream)
UCEED: Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII with valid JEE MAIN/UCEED scores.
Presentation of Portfolio and Interview
Valid and Qualified UCEED scores. Candidate will be required to appear for interview followed by presentation of portfolio
  • UCEED 2018 Candidates : Rank upto 5562 as the qualifying criteria for admission to B.Des program.
  • UCEED 2017 Candidates: Rank upto 1344 as the qualifying criteria for admission to B. Des program.
  • In case you do not meet the UCEED eligibility criteria you can apply for UPESDAT Online test.

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

Interviews and Portfolio Presentation schedule for M.Des is as follows:

Location Date of Interview Time Location of Interview Contact Person Registration
Mumbai To be announced soon 09:30 AM UPES Regional Office
405-406,Fourth Floor, Shivashish
Commercial Complex, 19th Road,
Chembur (East), Mumbai-400071
Mr. Ninad Sapre
M: 8652842525
Delhi To be announced soon 09:30 AM UPES Corporate Office, 210,
2nd floor, Okhla Industrial
Estate, Phase III, Delhi.
Mr. Arshad Hussain
M: 9818639147
Kolkata To be announced soon 09:30 AM UPES Regional Office 803
Central Plaza, 8th Floor, 2/6
Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 020,
Above HDFC Bank Minto Park Branch,
Tel : 033-40632335/36
Mr. Anupam Ghosh
M: 9874721555
Dehradun To be announced soon 09:30 AM UPES Campus, Energy 
Acres: P.O. Bhidoli
Via-Prem Nagar, Dehradun-248007

Mr. Rohin Singh

Ph: 9557260010


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


In its short span of 13 years, UPES has already won many prestigious awards including:


  • UPES bags The Worldwide Achiever Award for being the university with Best Industry-Academic Partnership at the World Education Summit & Awards 2018
  • UPES bags awards for Best Academic & Industry Interface at the DNA Innovative Educational Leadership Awards 2018
  • Best Training Institute Award for the Port and Shipping Management Program at international SHIPTEK conference held in May 2016 in Dubai
  • Best Innovative University Award at the ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2013
  • Green Campus Award at World Education Summit 2013
  • Outstanding Petroleum University by 11th Annual World Oil Awards 2012
  • Petrotech Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 to Dr. S J Chopra, Chancellor, UPES for his contribution to the growth of Petroleum industry in India
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