Undergraduate

Undergraduate2018-09-24T20:45:06+00:00

The core elements of industrial design education at METU Department of Industrial Design are the design studio courses and the open jury system. Taking 12 hours per week each semester, design studio courses aim to deliver professional education via hands-on practice. These are conducted in the four design studios, one for each year of studio education, where every student has their own workspace. Each semester students are expected to carry out a number of design projects, increasing in complexity as students progress through the program. Each project is concluded in an open jury where completed projects are evaluated by a jury composed of department members and professionals from the industry.

First Year

The first year is dedicated to Basic Design, where students are introduced to the basic concepts of design, visual thinking, the nature of different materials and structural principles.


Second Year

The second year Industrial Design studios are concerned with issues of innovation, styling, redesign and human-product interaction. Design projects at this stage focus on the functional requirements of products, while introducing systematic thinking and scenario building.


Third Year

The third year Industrial Design studios regularly collaborate with industry partners, communities and civil society organizations for projects that foreground sustainability criteria and participatory practices. Developing an individual design approach, style and context-awareness are educational objectives at this stage.


Fourth Year


Other Courses

The design studio courses are accompanied by compulsory courses that provide students with in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge and skills. The curriculum includes courses on visualization and modelling techniques, covering freehand drawing, technical drawing, model making and computer-aided 3D modelling; and theoretical courses on elementary physics, structures, materials, manufacturing techniques, ergonomics and user research, marketing, design management, design history, and cultural and critical aspects of design. The curriculum also includes an extensive range of hands-on and theoretical elective courses that offer specific skills, knowledge and experience, from jewellery design to multimedia design. In addition, students are required to carry out summer practices in manufacturing companies and professional design offices.

The program provides students with design skills and knowledge to cope with diverse problem areas in industrial design without being restricted to fields of specialization. Our graduates are proficient at creatively defining and solving problems, planning and managing the design process, and conducting design-centred research, with an awareness of and sensitivity towards sociocultural and technological contexts.

First Year

Fall

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID101 Basic Design I 8 4 8 9.0
ID111 Design Communication I 3 2 2 4.0
ID122 Origins and Attitudes in Industrial Design I 3 3 0 5.0
IS100 Introduction to Information Technologies and Applications 0 0 2 1.0
PHYS101  Physics for Non-Scientists I 3 3 0 5.0
ENG101  English for Academic Purposes I 4 4 0 6.0

Spring

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID102 Basic Design II 8 4 8 9.0
ID112 Design Communication II 3 2 2 5.0
ID121 Introdution to Industrial Design 3 3 0 5.0
PHYS102 Physics for Non-Scientists II 3 3 0 5.0
ENG102 English for Academic Purposes I 4 4 0 6.0

Second Year

Fall

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID201 Industrial Design I 8 4 8 9.0
ID211 Design Communication III 3 3 0 5.0
ID221 Origins and Attitudes in Industrial Design II 3 3 0 5.0
ID233 Structures 3 3 0 4.0
ID290 Elementary Workshop Practice & Computer Literacy in Design 0 3 5 1.0
ME212 Principles of Production Engineering 3 3 0 5.0
HIST2201 Principles of Kemal Ataturk I 0 2 0 2.0

Spring

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID202 Industrial Design II 8 4 8 9.0
ID212 Design Communication IV 3 2 2 4.0
ID222 Origins and Attitudes in Industrial Design III 3 3 0 4.0
ID236 Manufacturing Materials 3 3 0 4.0
ID242 Ergonomics 3 3 0 4.0
ID290 Elementary Workshop Practice & Computer Literacy in Design 0 3 5 1.0
ENG211 Academic Oral Presentation Skills 3 3 0 4.0
HIST2202 Principles of Kemal Ataturk II 0 2 0 2.0

Third Year

Fall

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID301 Industrial Design III 8 4 8 9.0
ID311 Computers in Design 3 2 2 4.0
ID390 Summer Practice in a Production Establishment & Computer Literacy in Design 0 0 0 1.0
BA3702 Introduction to Marketing 3 3 0 5.0
Elective
Elective
TURK303 Turkish I 0 2 0 2.0

Spring

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID302 Industrial Design IV 8 4 8 9.0
ID321 Design and Culture 3 3 0 5.0
ID480 Introduction to Design Management 3 3 0 5.0
ID390 Summer Practice in a Production Establishment & Computer Literacy in Design 0 0 0 1.0
Elective
Elective
TURK304 Turkish II 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Year

Fall

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID401 Industrial Design V 8 4 8 14.0
ID451 Professional Practice 3 3 0 5.0
ID490 Summer Practice in a Design Office 0 0 0 1.0
ID495 Portfolio Presentation 3 2 2 4.0
Elective
Elective

Spring

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID402 Graduation Project 8 4 8 14.0
ID490 Summer Practice in a Design Office 0 0 0 1.0
Elective
Elective
Elective

Departmental Electives

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ID303 DIRECTED PROJECTS IN DESIGN I 3 2 2 5.0
ID305 DESIGN PRESENTATION I 3 2 2 5.0
ID306 DESIGN PRESENTATION II 3 2 2 5.0
ID310 MODEL MAKING 3 2 2 5.0
ID312 COMPUTER GRAPHICS I 3 2 2 5.0
ID313 INTERACTIVE MULTI-MEDIA DESIGN I 3 2 2 5.0
ID314 INTERACTIVE MULTI-MEDIA DESIGN II 3 2 2 5.0
ID317 INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL MEDIA 3 2 2 5.0
ID319 VIRTUAL DESIGN STUDIO 3 2 2 5.0
ID361 SENSE OF FORM 3 2 2 5.0
ID363 VISUAL NARRATIVE IN DESIGN I 3 2 2 5.0
ID364 VISUAL NARRATIVE IN DESIGN II 3 2 2 5.0
ID365 COLOR IN PRODUCT DESIGN 3 2 2 5.0
ID371 DIGITAL ART: DESIGNING THE AUDIO-VISUAL REALM 3 2 2 5.0
ID403 COLLABORATIVE DESIGN I 3 2 2 5.0
ID405 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN 3 2 2 5.0
ID406 JEWELLERY BEYOND TRADITION 3 2 2 5.0
ID408 TV STAGE DESIGN 3 2 2 5.0
ID409 GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 2 2 5.0
ID413 INTERACTIVE PROTOTYPING FOR DESIGNERS 3 2 2 5.0
ID414 INTERACTIVE PROTOTYPING FOR DESIGNERS II 3 2 2 5.0
ID424 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 3 3 0 5.0
ID427 AUTOMOBILE DESIGN AND DESIGNERS IN THE 20TH CENTURY 3 3 0 5.0
ID483 JEWELLERY BEYOND TRADITION II 3 2 2 5.0
ID485 CERAMIC FORM I 3 2 2 5.0
ID486 CERAMIC FORM II 3 2 2 5.0
ID489 DESIGN AND CINEMA 3 3 0 5.0

*h/w: hours per week

ID 290

Elementary Workshop Practice and Computer Literacy in Design

ID290 Summer Practice is organized by the Department of Industrial Design for first year students. The aim of the summer practice is to equip the students with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience of basic model making techniques, Computer Aided Design software and digital modeling, and the safe and effective use of the model making workshop.

ID290 Summer Practice takes 6 weeks. The first four weeks of the summer practice are dedicated to hands-on model making by diverse materials and techniques in the Faculty Model Making Workshop. The remaining two weeks cover the use of Computer Aided Design software in the Faculty Computer Lab.

ID 390

Summer Practice in a Production Establishment and Computer Literacy in Design

ID390 Summer Practice targets the second year students and takes 6 weeks. At the first two weeks following the end of the fourth semester, the students attend lectures and workshops on digital 3D modelling. Students are required to spend the remaining four weeks making observations on manufacturing processes in a manufacturing company or establishment, and present their observations and experience in the form of a report to the Department.

ID 490

Summer Practice in a Design Office