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Undergraduate subject

Industrial Product Design

Hoahoa Hua Pakihi

04 October 2023
The purpose of this subject is to produce graduates with knowledge and skills in creative design, science, engineering, and business studies.


Industrial Product Design


Studying Industrial Product Design will teach you how to design and deliver suitable products that solve problems and generate consumer interest.

Power tools, parachutes, footwear, furniture, backpacks, bikes, inhalers, and interfaces are all examples of Industrial Product Design. This subject combines creative innovation with technical and business skills.

Find out more about Industrial Product Design.

Industrial Product Design

What will my study involve?

  • Gain practical understanding of the product design lifecycle — from research and idea generation through to prototyping, testing, and delivery.
  • Cross-disciplinary study including engineering, physics, mathematics, design, and science.
  • Access to computer designing software to test, visualise, and communicate your ideas.
  • Opportunities to enter in internationally recognised design competitions.

Industrial Product Design


Industrial Product Design major

Complete the compulsory courses for the Bachelor of Product Design, along with the following major courses:




Industrial Product Design minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


  • 75 points chosen from the 15-point major courses above, with at least 45 points above 100-level

15 points may be chosen from courses in the other Product Design majors.

Industrial Product Design

Career opportunities

Studying Industrial Product Design will give you the skills to work across various industries due to the combination of disciplines you participate in during your studies.

Career pathways could include:

  • industrial product designer
  • design researcher
  • design engineer
  • entrepreneur — set up your own company, generating your own product.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Industrial Product Design.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus

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