Industrial Design

About Industrial Design Program

Industrial design involves the professional design of objects, products, devices and services that are used on a daily basis. Its approach focuses on aesthetic aspects, functionality and user experience, as well as production feasibility. It seeks to facilitate and make people's lives more enjoyable in all areas.

At UPC, we train Industrial Design professionals with a solid and disruptive education, based on creativity experimentation and exploration, and interdisciplinarity. As graduate students, you will be able to create and lead strategies by designing objects, products, and services that challenge conventionality at a local and global level.

Our modern infrastructure, internationality proposal, use of emerging technologies, and a curriculum that integrates knowledge from the design and engineering schools will provide you with the tools to become an industrial designer capable of proposing solutions to challenges and problems that people, companies and countries face on a daily basis.

Which degree will be obtained?

Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design

What will the duration be?

10 academic terms in 5 years.

Where will you be able to study?

Monterrico Campus

Area of Application

After studying Industrial Design at UPC, you will be able to work as:

  • Product designer in companies related to cosmetics, personal care, drinks, furniture, toys, vehicles, devices, decoration, technology, food, etc.
  • Product design entrepreneur or freelance consultant.
  • Packaging and signage designer and developer
  • Purchase display designer

International agreements with schools from renowned universities.

Top digital and fabrication tools: FabLab, one of the best digital fabrication labs and a workshop specialized in metal, plastic, wood, and ceramic.


Use of emerging technologies: augmented reality, virtual reality, computational design and digital fabrication Continuous upgrading.


A curriculum with methodologies and tools that will develop your product design competencies. You will use disruptive thinking and engineering foundations in order to propose solutions to everyday problems users may have.




    Experimental Design

    Common to the School of Design



  • Fundamentals of Design 1
  • Visual Representation 1
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Ethics and Citizenship
  • Language Comprehension and Production 1
  • Fundamentals of Design 2
  • Language Comprehension and Production 2
  • Visual Representation 2
  • Design and Anthropology
  • Visual Signs and Codes
  • Design Methods 1
  • Industrial Design Lab 1
  • Physical Phenomena Applied to Design
  • 3D Visualization and Prototypes
  • Product Creators
  • Anthropometry and Ergonomics
  • Design, Arts, and Aesthetics 1
  • Industrial Design Lab 2
  • Materials and their Sensory Properties
  • Ethics in Design Processes
  • Design, Arts, and Aesthetics 2
  • Morphology and Biomechanics
  • Design Methods 2
  • Industrial Design Lab 3
  • Microfabrication and Manufacturing
  • Technology, Materials, and Tools
  • Intellectual Property in the Design Industry
  • Computational Thinking & Digital Fabrication 1
  • Design, Arts, and Aesthetics 3
  • Introduction to Design Research
  • Industrial Design Lab 4
  • Critical Making & Creative Industries
  • Computational Thinking & Digital Fabrication 2
  • Interfaces and User Experience
  • Decision Making & Data Driven Design
  • Elective 1
  • Industrial Design Lab 5
  • Intelligent Objects and Sensors
  • Electronics Prototyping
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Industrial Design Research 1
  • Elective 2
  • Industrial Design Lab 6
  • Design Management 1
  • Introduction to Intelligent Accessory Design
  • Outskirts and Neo-Craftsmanship
  • Industrial Design Research 2
  • Elective 3
  • Industrial Design Lab 7
  • Design Management 2
  • Sustainable Containers and Packaging
  • Industrial Design Research 3
  • Elective 4
  • Professional Design and Practice
  • Product Management and Administration
  • Electronics and Interactive Products
  • Product Research and Innovation
  • Elective 5

Discover why you should study Industrial Design

A bet that will drive innovation in industries across the country through product design.

What is Industrial Design and why you should study ihis career at UPC?


Discover why you should study Industrial Design


What is Industrial Design and why you should study ihis career at UPC?

Why study Industrial Design at UPC?

UPC evolves and strives to offer the best for its students.


Through our exploration and experimentation methodology, you will be able to DESIGN INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS that may change the behavior of human beings.


You will work in collaboration with EXPERTS FROM OTHER PROGRAMS, such as Electronic Engineering, Systems Engineering and Graphic Design, with whom you will face the challenge of transforming an idea into a real product.


We will improve teaching with the latest technology: augmented reality, virtual reality, simulation, analysis, computational design, digital fabrication, and we will UPGRADE OURSELVES PERMANENTLY towards the future.


You will have access to the FabLab, one of the best digital fabrication labs implemented in the country, and to specialized workshops to learn how to design with materials such as metal, plastic, CERAMIC and wood.


You will be able to study for one semester in one of the BEST DESIGN SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD thanks to our agreements. Furthermore, you will be able to participate in academic missions to leading countries in design, such as Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, where you will design and fabricate prototypes with the help of renowned local experts, and visit fairs as well as other design-related events or places.


Study one or two terms abroad. You will be able to choose among
the following options:

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