Technical Industrial Design Engineer (1st cycle degree)
The studies leading to a degree in Industrial Design Engineering offer students an interdisciplinary training in both socio-cultural and technological subjects. These engineers work on designing, developing, producing and marketing industrial products.
The contents of the subjects are organised in four broad areas of study:
- Visualisation, representation and communication systems.
- Materials and their transformation, and technology and its applications.
- Basic subjects ranging from applied physics and mathematics to the history of culture and design.
- Projects involving the development of products of varying degrees of complexity.
In the final year of the degree course students can choose from several specialist pathways: the habitat, leisure, textile and equipment sectors.
The degree in Technical Industrial Design Engineering is strongly oriented towards preparing students for a career in the following fields:
- Technical management in private enterprises and in the public administration; product executive offices in enterprises; project development, management and execution; building models and prototypes, and the development of containers and packaging.
- Designing car bodywork and interiors, corporative image, games and toys, furniture and its component parts, industrial processes, outdoor spaces, machines, and so forth.
- Computer-assisted design; designing and producing models; ergonomics and environmental impact; aesthetics and industrial design, and graphic and artistic expression.
- Design auditing in enterprises; quality management and implementation; occupational risk prevention, and safety and hygiene in the workplace.