The field of industrial design covers mainly the areas of product design, furniture and transportation design. The BA (Hons) in Industrial Design offers a strong curriculum that will give students an opportunity to explore and meet the demands for innovation for a better living. The programme also enables graduates to contribute and support the development of the manufacturing industry. Industrial Design students develop their creative and technical skills by employing the current technology through a programme supported by business studies, professional practice, consumer knowledge and ethics. Students are introduced to the design process in the earlier semesters and get to learn studio practices through set projects.
They conduct research, identify problems, propose solutions and convey final ideas through sketches, computer renderings and prototypes. They are also encouraged to engage in live projects for better understanding of the actual industry practice. Such experiences are vital towards a seamless transition from learning institution to working environment.
- Pass STPM/A Levels with minimum 2 principles; OR
- Pass Foundation/Matriculation programme in related field; OR
- Any other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government
Students with a recognised Diploma in the relevant field will be given credit exemptions based on past results and portfolio review (where applicable).
Pass an ‘O’ Level or equivalent qualification from an institution recognised by the local Ministry of Education.
- Pass a Foundation programme (minimum of 1 year), Pre-University or Matriculation programme in a related field or discipline or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognised by the local Ministry of Education; or
- Pass a Diploma programme (minimum at Year 1 or Year 2) in a related field or discipline or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognised by the local Ministry of Education; and
- In the instance of the above, credit transfers can be awarded by the Head of School or Programme Leaders based on individual cases through the inspection of results transcripts and course details (curriculum) in the related field or discipline from an institution recognised by the local Ministry of Education.
For non-Malaysian citizens, please refer to the Malaysian Qualification Agency’s (MQA) List of Overseas Qualifications & its equivalency with Malaysian Education System (PDF) to see if you qualify for this course.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Visual Culture||Multimedia Presentation 1|
|Creative Development||Computer Aided Design 2|
|Computer Aided Design 1||Industrial Design 2|
|Model & Prototypes||Digital Visualization|
|Technical Drawing||Elective 1|
|Industrial Design 1|
|Select One:||Select One:|
|Malaysian Studies||Moral Studies|
|Co-Curriculum 1||Islamic Studies|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Sociology & Design||Ergonomic Studies|
|Multimedia Presentation 2||Design Technology|
|Computer Aided Design 3||Industrial Design 4|
|Industrial Design 3||Design Research|
|Materials & Processes||Elective 2|
|Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Design Management||Exhibition Design|
|Design in Global Context||Innovative technology|
|Design Reflective Practice||Portfolio Review|
|Professional Practice||Industrial Design 6|
* Not applicable for international student
The evolution of time and demand for new innovation as well as rapid development of new technology have resulted in the necessity for business expansion. The need for research and development, and innovation has seen to increasing demand for people with an industrial background. A graduate can work as a:
- Consumer Product Designer
- Furniture Designer
- Automotive Designer
- Toy Designer
- Exhibition Designer
- CAD Designer
- Set Designer
- Environmental Designer
- R&D Manager
- Jewellery Designer
- Signage Designer