Integrated Product Design, MSE

The MSE:IPD teaches students design processes to generate creative ideas, rapid prototyping techniques and how to creatively resolve tensions between design, engineering and business criteria.

The courses provide students with the opportunity to build greater skills in engineering disciplines related to product design while helping them contextualize those skills as a part of the product design process. MSE:IPD students master methods for prototyping, fabrication, manufacturing, and computer-aided design. They complement their strength in engineering with new skills in business and design arts.


Core Courses 1
IPD 551Design Processes (1st Semester)1
IPD 552Problem Framing (2nd Semester)1
IPD 799IPD Final Project (3rd Semester)1
IPD 799IPD Final Project (4th Semester)1
MEAM 514Design for Manufacturability1
MEAM 510Design of Mechatronic Systems1
Select 4 electives 24
Total Course Units10

Plan of Study 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCourse Units
IPD 503 Design Fundamentals 1
 Course Units1.00
IPD 551 Design Processes 1
EAS 545 Engineering Entrepreneurship I 1
MEAM 510 Design of Mechatronic Systems 1
 Course Units3.00
IPD 552 Problem Framing 1
IPD 514 Design for Manufacturability 1
Select 1 Design elective 1
 Course Units3.00
Second Year
IPD 799 IPD Final Project 1
Select 1 Engineering elective 1
Select 1 Business elective 1
 Course Units3.00
IPD 799 IPD Final Project 1
 Course Units1.00
 Total Course Units11.00

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 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.