About the Course

The Diploma in Industrial Design programme aims to develop students to design and create lifestyle products that are appealing and user-friendly. Whether working on home appliances & housewares, furniture, personal mobile devices or transport systems, students use their understanding of technologies, materials, manufacturing techniques and user behaviours to improve a product’s design and usability.

The programme’s studio-centric curriculum provides a balance of theory and practice for students to do their research, designing, computer-aided modelling and making of prototypes. It also fosters a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship, as students are provided with opportunities to test-sell their creative products on a Kickstarter platform.

Students will also apply their knowledge and skills to Service Experience Design. This is a multi-disciplinary approach aimed at improving services and user experience, and creating added value for customers and service providers in industries such as retail, banking, hospitality, F&B and healthcare.

What You'll Study

What Awaits You?

  • Companies & Organisations

    And if you would like to start applying your skills on to a job, our graduates have also done very well in companies ranging from design firms, advertising agencies, service organisations and product design companies. Some examples include:

    • Creative Technology
    • Electrolux
    • Hewlett Packard
    • Shimano
    • Nestle R&D Center
    • Philips Electronics
    • Home-Fix
    • Scanteak
    • Osim International
    • Resort World Sentosa
    • Chris Lefteri Design
    • Singapore Furniture Industries Council
    • OCBC
    • SingHealth
  • Creative Work

    Budding designpreneurs test-sell their creative products on a Kickstarter platform with We The People.

    Design innovations of personal transport systems for Shimano Singapore.

Further Studies

Many of our graduates have done well and progressed to good universities locally and abroad. Many of these universities are offering attractive advanced standing and direct entry into their programmes.

  • Singapore

    National University of Singapore (NUS)

    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

    Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

    LASALLE College of the Arts

  • Hong Kong

    Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univerisity

  • Australia

    Monash University

    University of Canberra

    University of New South Wales

    Swinburne University of Technology

    Queensland University of Technology

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

  • United Kingdom

    Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London

    Coventry University

    Loughborough University

    Northumbria University

  • Italy

    Domus Academy