Industrial Design

Integrate Diverse Needs into Meaningful Creations

Industrial Design is a creative process concerned with the appearance and usefulness of manufactured goods.

Industrial Design student building furniture in the lab.

The Bachelor of Science in Design - Industrial Design Major provides a platform for the combining of discovery, experimentation, and specialization by way of a strong foundation in critical and cultural theory, experiential learning, craftsmanship, technological literacy, and sustainable stewardship with opportunities for students to author their individual curricular pathway within the product design ecosystem through elective coursework.

I have always been fascinated by how design can influence our daily lives and studying Industrial Design at DAAP has given me the tools and skills to bring my ideas to life.

INDL Student, Year 3

Student Work

Student Work by Austin Hines | Year 5

Austin Hines | Year 5

Student Work by Sangyu Xi | Alum '22

Sangyu Xi | Alum '22

Student Work by HOMEGROWN Studio | Collect Shelving Unit

HOMEGROWN Studio | Collect Shelving Unit

UC Co-op Program

Thomas Jamieson on Co-op at Liberty Hardware in Chicago, IL


At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning.

All Industrial Design majors participate in the UC Co-op Program. Students have the opportunity to work full-time in the industry for 5 full semesters during their studies to build their professional experience.

Program Overview

Program Duration: Minimum Credits: Offered Degree:
5 Years 122 Bachelor of Science 

UC Study Abroad

Industrial Design Student Nika Umnov in the Netherlands

Industrial Design students also have the unique opportunity to Study Abroad during their fourth year of study with an array of international partners.

Study abroad is known for being a "life-changing" experience. Studies have shown there are real and tangible benefits to studing abroad, including personal growth, positive academic affects, as well as increased career prospects after graduation.

Make the world your classroom as you earn credit for coursework abroad. 

Scholarships and Financial Resources

Thanks to the generosity of numerous alumni and friends of the college, scholarships are available to students in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Apply to our Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design Program

The University of Cincinnati’s Industrial Design program features an industry-leading experience through a proven curriculum. Interested in learning more? Request more information today! 

Program Staff

Headshot of Steven J. Doehler

Steven J. Doehler

Associate Professor, Industrial Design Coordinator


Headshot of Robyn Olivo

Robyn Olivo

Program Coordinator


Co-op College Advisor

Headshot of Amanda Elizabeth Bergman-Blankenship

Amanda Elizabeth Bergman-Blankenship

Asst Professor - Educator


Headshot of Beth A Herrin

Beth A Herrin

Asst Professor - Educator


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