Integrated Product Design, Certificate

The certificate in Integrated Product Design makes a focus on product design feasible for students who are interested in the field from a wide range of disciplines. Jointly offered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Wharton and the School of Design, the IPD certificate certifies that students have had additional experience with an interdisciplinary, human-centered design process for developing new product innovations. Students enrolled in the certificate will be exposed to design thinking, have the opportunity to design at different scales and scopes, prototype and iterate distinct executions of their ideas, address manufacturing concerns, design enabling technologies, consider the implications of financial models on their product design, and develop business strategies. 


A total of 5 course units are required for the Certificate.

Required Courses
Select 2 of the following:2
Product Design
Design Thinking
Elective Courses 1
Elective I: Design Arts1
Elective II: Engineering1
Elective III: Business1
Total Course Units5

A complete list of electives are available in the IPD program office (229A Towne Building).


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.