Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Degrees offered: B.A., B.Des, B.E /B.Tech, B.Voc., Diploma, M.Des, M.E /M.Tech.

What is Industrial Design

Industrial design trains one to blend applied art and applied science in order to improve a product in terms of its visual aspects, applicability, and usage. An industrial designer learns to work on designs that are beneficial both for market and the customers. BE or B.Tech in Industrial design is a four-year programme.In the market of competition and survival of the best, it is very important to design something that looks good, usable and fit to suit the purpose of a customer, and all these at a low cost. Almost every marketing and production industry need skilled people who can read the need of the customer and design products accordingly to deliver them cost effective, useful products. Industry, design or architectural studios also look for graduates from this stream. One can pursue M.Tech in Industrial design after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Industrial Design

For UG

Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for this programme are also held by the various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test.

For PG

Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering/Industrial Design along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central, and private universities.

Scope of Industrial Design in India and Abroad

  • Industrial design engineers are actively involved in designing, modelling, testing and producing prototypes.
  • They also work alongside engineers and model-makers, and industrial/product designers to conduct research and devise a design proposal for projects.
  • Postgraduates can appear for NET and can teach Industrial Design in universities.

Following opportunities are available for Industrial Design engineers:


Business Director

Project manager

Senior designer


Course Fees Industrial Design

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
1.52 Lakhs
B.Des in Industrial Design at Apex Professional University, Pasighat
6.27 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Industrial Design at National Institute of Technology Rourkela
16.20 Lakhs
B.Des in Industrial Design at Symbiosis School of Planning Architecture and Design, Nagpur
6.27 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Industrial Design at National Institute of Technology Rourkela
1.26 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Industrial Design at Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore
50.40 K
M.Des in Industrial Design at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
13.39 Lakhs
M.Des in Industrial Design at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
3.30 Lakhs
M.Des in Industrial Design at Centre for Sensors, Instrumentation and Cyber Physical System Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
9.12 K
Diploma in Industrial Design at Global Open University, Dimapur
7.00 Lakhs
Diploma in Industrial Design at National Institute of Design Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
9.12 K
Diploma in Industrial Design at Global Open University, Dimapur
8.31 Lakhs
Diploma in Industrial Design at National Institute of Design Haryana Kurukshetra

Questions related to Industrial Design

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what are the books for Industrial design?

priyaankasarkar Student Expert 23rd May, 2020

Gautam, can you help us in understanding if you are preparing for any entrance exam or you have already joined a course and you are looking for reference books as a part of your curriculum please?


hello i have little confusion that industrial design center and iit Bombay is same institute or different as they both are gives chances for addmission for b.des.and if they are different then ,then allow different method to apply for b.des course.

Sharon K Rose Student Expert 5th May, 2020


Industrial design center is a part of IIT, Bombay.The admission in B.Des is based on UCEED merit.So candidates who qualify in UCEED 2020 can apply through a common application form which will be available in IIT, Bombay admission portal.

For details you can click the links below


What is the average package for the Industrial design stutent after doing Mdes from IIT DELHI and is there any preference for young students.As there is no age limit for doing Mdes.If a senior architect with 20 years experience decide to do MDes in Industrial Design what package should he expect.

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 2nd Feb, 2020
Hello, IIT holds the 1st rank in India. The students from that institute is upheld and are given lots of options and opportunities.  Salary range will be above 6 lakhs but it depends on which section or domain the students are working. Different sections have different salary amount and it differs by salary in different companies too.
Anyway salary structure will be good one for a master graduate student from IIT  than other  students for sure.
A person having 20 years experience will have a very high salary structure and it depends on the domain again. The salary structure of that position for a 20 year experience will fixed by the market. They will be provide accordingly. Again depends on the location too. Person working on site gets more salary. There are many perspective to a single branch.
Hope it helps

I have done B Arch from VNIT Nagpur in1998 .I am planning to appear for CEED and persue Mdes industrial design from IIT Delhi after working as design architect for 20 years and worked on commercial projects till date.Will the masters degree in industrial design help me.Will that be a right decision

Vikas gehlot 1st Feb, 2020

I don't think that doing masters at this age would be of any benefit. Even after doing your masters you are going to give your 2 years and after that your age will be an actor and you cannot start your career at the age better you can use your experience and get promotion by your work because degree wont help you at this age.

The other factors is that you need to give time to prepare for the exam at this is it is not very ideal age to prepare for competitive exam in also there is not any guarantee of success in the exam.


Among Architecture and Industrial design which career is best?

Kanupriya Gupta 15th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Architectural design and Industrial design are taught in the same streams and share the same philosophical similarity when it comes to the geometric relationships, general process of design and the presentation o concepts which are used to make renderings to the clients for approval.

The major difference between the two is that Architecture is concerned with structures, spaces and buildings and Industrial Design with objects, products and consumer goods. So the material of work which is pretty much the same is definitely catering to a different kind of audience when it comes to this. So, what are you more passionate about? What is your cup of tea among the two?

Also, architecture is more custom made like, you need to take care of the climate or the weather like rainfall, sun exposure etc. and it is also dependent on specific environment and technical things. You add to this the client's needs, habits, preferences and needs. The client is the audience and therefore, the product is supposed to be pleasing and aesthetics and then there are so many aspects to just him/her that will affect your design. This is one individual with some individual needs.

But industrial design is for someone who is equipped with catering the needs of mass audience. Both of these are difficult. The scale of the product, target clients and degree of customisation is different from each other.

An industrial designer has to keep in mind the design of the product while also understanding its utility and practicality of its design. The designs do not just have to appealing but cost-effective and practical. They also make the product more user-friendly its the design and more aesthetic. The ideas should be safe to use, must be according to the competitor's existing design and they often have to create a prototype to text colours and utilities.

Architects, on the other hand, also have to give clients cost and time to build, provide building specifications and recommend changes.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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