MDes in Industrial Design atThe University of Illinois at Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Duration

2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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Type of University

Public

Year of establishment

1982

Highlights

  • The Master of Design (MDes) in Industrial Design is a two-year degree program focused on an independent master's research project that offers students the opportunity to identify and explore a topic of inquiry with the potential to contribute to broader disciplinary knowledge
  • The program's mission is to create dynamic thinkers/makers who view design holistically in terms of objects, systems and services and can simultaneously bridge the gap between each speculative outcome and its broader context
  • While able to create highly resolved formal designs, students arrive at their well-crafted considered solutions through a process of deep research and critical thinking
  • Students are challenged to define new grounds within the context of industrial design practice that contribute to the betterment of society through design proposals
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Ranking

  • University Rankings
    • #201-300

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #285

      - QS 2022

    • #301-350

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #227

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #103

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 24,67,689
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 9,57,068
InsuranceINR 1,50,607
TransportationINR 26,468
Housing Application FeeINR 4,060
TotalINR 11,38,203

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.19

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Tuition & expenses were last updated on 3ʳᵈ November 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria
12th

No specific cutoff mentioned

Graduation

No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors's degree 
  • At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study
  • Applicants must demonstrate an advanced level of competence in industrial design through their portfolio submission

TOEFL

Marks - 92/120

  • with subscores of  Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21

PTE

Marks - 54/90

  • with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56

IELTS

Marks - 6.5/9

  • with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores

Other eligibility criteria
  • Students who lack competence in computer-aided design will be required to take remedial work. Prerequisites and/or technical experience specific to this field of study may be required prior to entrance
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

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  • Three Letters of Recommendations

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Important Dates

Aug , 2022

Course Commencement Date

Scholarships
Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for International Students- PG
Rs. 3,88,400
Engineering,Computers,Science + 4 more
Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship
Rs. 77,680
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more
International Student Ambassador Service Award
Rs. 38,840
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more

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