UTS School of Computing and Creative Media

Bachelor Of Arts In Industrial Design (Honours)

[N/214/6/0210] [MQA/PA 9621]

Programme Overview

Industrial Design is a methodology responsible for creating products that can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. It focuses on the design of products by using knowledge from applied science as well as applied arts and various engineering disciplines, supported with state of the art equipment and software. The aim of an industrial designer is to create a product which fulfils aesthetical, ergonomic as well as usability standards. This programme teaches students how to combine the theoretical concepts of materials and processes with the practicality of design and patterns, and it is the type of discipline that adapts to the country it is taught in. During their academic courses, students will participate in computer labs, design studios, theoretical courses, and classroom projects. Students will learn how to develop design concepts, taking into account social, environmental, functional, financial, and aesthetic aspects. Students will also develop computer and IT skills including CAD, 3D modelling, graphics modelling, multimedia, and web-design. All of these are made to help students develop their problem-solving skills, aesthetic ability, and creativity levels. Studying Industrial Design can open the way for many career opportunities as it teaches students how to develop and design any kind of product, from mobile phones, vehicles, furniture and even fashions or videos games. The opportunities are limitless whether one wants to become a product designer, researcher, or entrepreneur.

Programme Aims

  • To produce Industrial Designers with broad technical, innovative and creative knowledges, associated hands-on and entrepreneurship skills to fulfill their professional demands in the highly competitive global market with confidence, outstanding ethical and moral values.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • Graduates will apply the latest knowledge and techniques of Industrial Design to creatively and innovatively solve design problems with high level of competency, and entrepreneurship.
  • Graduates will demonstrate leadership, management and teamwork skills, and able to communicate effectively in diverse teams.
  • Graduates will pursue lifelong learning in order to contribute to the advancement of the industrial design and technology professions and related contemporary issues.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of this programme, students should be able:

  • Ability to acquire and apply fundamental knowledge of industrial design and technology appropriate to the discipline.
  • Ability to identify, formulates, and solves of industrial design and technology problems.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments with data interpretation, and able to design systems or process to meet desired needs.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for industrial design and technology practice.
  • Ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams, able to write effectively and also communicate effectively with individuals.
  • Ability to understand and commit themselves to professional and ethical responsibilities, and the impact of industrial design and technology solutions in a social context.
  • Ability to identify fundamental entrepreneurship skills as applied in industrial design and technology profession.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and their consequent responsibilities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of art and design technology practices.
  • Appreciate the impact of sustainable development in art and design, and technology practice.
  • Recognise the need for professional development and to engage in independent learning

Programme Structure and Synopsis

Entry Requirements

  • Pass STPM or equivalent, with a minimum Subject Grade Value(NGMP) 2.00 and credit in Bahasa Malaysia subject and pass English Language subject at SPM level; OR
  • Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum Grade B in five (5) subjects; OR
  • Pass Diploma (KKM, Level 4) from recognised institution or equivalent with a minimum CGPA 2.00; OR
  • Pass Matriculation/Foundation from recognised institution or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.00; OR
  • Pass Diploma Vocational Malaysia (DVM) (from any relevant Art and Design Programmes such as but not limited to: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Animation, Creative Media, Product Design, Fashion Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, Automotive Design, Traditional Arts and Crafts Design, any other Art and Design Fields) equivalent to credits in any 3 subjects SPM level; pass with credit in Bahasa Melayu 1104; minimum academic CGPA of 2.00; minimum vocational CGPA of 2.67; competence in all vocational modules; SVM cohort 2012-2016 pass History at SPM level OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications subject to approval by university’s senate and recognised by Malaysian Government


  •  Pass UCTS Interview and Portfolio Assessment.

Note:  The entry qualifications listed above are subject to change as approved by the Senate, Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education.

Tuition Fees (subject to change)
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Study loans are available from PTPTN and MARA.  The tuition fees above are only applicable to local / Malaysian students. For more details and information, please contact our Marketing Office at (+6) 084-367300 or email to enquiry@uts.edu.my.

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