Integrated Product Design, MIPD

The MIPD provides students from engineering, design or business backgrounds with expertise in a human-centered design process that leverages their existing skills and enables them to develop new ones.

Designed to ground students in the disciplines of product design while allowing them to tailor their learning experience to meet their individual goals. M:IPD students take both integrated courses designed specifically for the degree and single discipline courses that provide more in-depth training in business, design arts or engineering.


Product Engineering Basics
Design Fundamentals
Introduction to Marketing
Engineering Entrepreneurship I
Core Courses 15
Product Design (1st Year)
Design for Manufacturability
Design Processes (1st Semester)
Problem Framing (2nd Semester)
IPD Final Project (3rd Semester)
IPD Final Project (4th Semester)
Breadth Courses
Engineering 1
Rehab Engineering and Design
Applied Machine Learning
Big Data Analytics
Programming for the Web
Programming Languages and Techniques
IoT Edge Computing
Data Mining: Learning from Massive Datasets
Integrated Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing and Analysis
Design for Manufacturability
Advanced Mechatronic Reactive Spaces.
Smart Devices
Industrial Design I
Designing Connected Objects and Experiences
Materials and Manufacturing for Mechanical Design
Design of Mechatronic Systems
Introduction to Robotics
Design Breadth1
Technology in Design
Furniture Design Strategic Process
Design of Contemporary Products: Design for Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
Semi-Fictitious Realms: A History and Future of Virtual Reality
New Approaches to an Architecture of Health
Form and Algorithm
Image, Object, Architecture
Ecology, Technology, and Design
Sensing the City
Art, Design and Digital Culture
Design 21: Design After the Digital
Art of the Web: Interactive Concepts for Art & Design
3-D Computer Modeling
Graphic Design Practicum
Cultures of Making
Biological Design
Graphic Design I: Creative Technologies
Functions for Form and Material
Information Design and Visualization
Interfacing Culture: Designing for Mobile, Web and Public Media
User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Design
How to Make Things: Production Prototyping Studio
Designing Smart Objects for Play and Learning
Industrial Design I
Image, Object, Architecture
Integrative Design Studio: Biological Design
Advanced Mechatronic Reactive Spaces.
Behavioral Science: Theory and Application of Experimental Methods
Power, Persuasion and Influence
Judgments & Decisions
Engineering Negotiation
Engineering Entrepreneurship I
Engineering Entrepreneurship II
Engineering Entrepreneurship Lab
Corporate Sustainability Strategies
Engineering Economics
Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
Management and Strategy in Medical Devices and Technology
Health Care Entrepreneurship
Intellectual Property Strategy for the Innovation-Driven Enterprise
Technology Strategy
Change, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management
Venture Implementation
Social Entrepreneurship
Marketing Management
Dynamic Marketing Strategy
Consumer Behavior
Data and Analysis for Marketing Decisions
New Product Management
Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce
Marketing for Social Impact
Introduction to Brain Science for Business
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Digital Marketing, Social Media and E-Commerce
Applied Probability Models in Marketing
Experiments for Business Decision Making (Center Special Topic)
Special Topics - Consumer Neuroscience
Business Analytics
Enabling Technologies
How to Make Things: Production Prototyping Studio
Ergonomics/Human Factors Based Product Design
Seminar Requirement
IPD Seminar
Total Course Units10

The curriculum is comprised of 5 core courses, and 5 additional courses.

  • Since the program is cross-disciplinary, students who do not have the requisite background in the three areas, engineering, design arts, and business, may be required to enroll in additional foundational courses in these areas.
  • The core curriculum is comprised of 5 courses that are required of all students regardless of their undergraduate degree. The 5 additional courses are one in design, one in business one in engineering, and two additional electives in any of the disciplines and chosen from a pre-approved list.

For more information about design, engineering and business courses see the Course Directory.

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCourse Units
IPD 5000 Product Engineering Basics (Engineering Foundation if necessary) 1
 Course Units0.00
IPD 5510 Design Processes (Core Course) 1
IPD 5450 Engineering Entrepreneurship I (Business Foundation) 1
Design Elective 1 1
 Course Units3.00
IPD 5520 Problem Framing (Core Course) 1
IPD 5140 Design for Manufacturability (Core Course) 1
Business Elective 1 1
 Course Units3.00
Second Year
IPD 7990 IPD Final Project 1
Engineering Elective 1 1
Business Elective 1 1
 Course Units3.00
IPD 7990 IPD Final Project 1
 Course Units1.00
 Total Course Units10.00

For guidance on the policies and procedures that govern the program see the  IPD Guidelines.

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.