B.Design Industrial Design


Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

Vancouver, Canada

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Key information
: 4 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 14.00 CAD / Per Year
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120 | PTE 60/90
Exam Intake
: Sep
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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Bachelor of Design [B.Des] in Industrial Design

The Bachelor of Design, Industrial Design program develops you to become a creative citizen of the design community through conceptual, critical, cultural, practice-oriented, and career-focused education.

The program aims are to:

  • equip graduates with core industrial design competencies, including knowledge of rigorous design process, hand drawing, traditional and emerging modeling techniques, and presentation skills, and incorporate the use of practice-based exploration in design research projects and curriculum;
  • prepare students to address issues of sustainability by practicing and applying design for sustainability, in an approach that encourages product-service-systems, design activism, new economic models, and growing our capacity for alternative material generation and processing;
  • engage students in creative, strategic, and critical design thinking to actively synthesize social, cultural, technical, and commercial knowledge in order to formulate potent design responses;
  • prepare students with a contextual understanding of industrial design practices within the creative and commercial sectors so they may enter these competitive skills and knowledge-based economies;
  • foster a strong and supportive industrial design community in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and abroad through reciprocal learning and research opportunities, innovative business and entrepreneurial relationships, and other networks.

All our majors commence upon completion of our Foundation Year requirements.

An Industrial Design degree evaluates and delivers cultural, economic, historic, ecological, social, technical, and symbolic value. You’ll learn about the way we communicate with others, find pleasure, comfort, and safety in activities and products, and how we overcome our physical and psychological limitations. The industrial design combines theory and process with practical knowledge, preparing you to develop a relevant, personal design practice of your own.

The Industrial Design program is rigorous and hands-on emphasizing an understanding of human needs. Through research and user-centered methodology, you will learn to interpret needs and desires in aesthetic, material, and ergonomic terms. You will explore and prototype in real-time and space, choosing to be a generalist or specialist as you progress. Areas of specialization include household or recreational products, electronics, medical and health design, hardware, soft products, ceramics, exhibitions, furniture, material production, and research in sustainability.


You will join the industrial design community as an entrepreneurial thinker and maker, consciously changing our experience of the world, by innovating products and systems for the benefit of their users.

Inspiring job titles of our recent graduates

Industrial Design Contractor, Accessories Design Manager, Packaging Specialist, Partner, and Creative Director, 3D Sculptor/Designer and CNC Machinist, Manager of Engineering/Design/Drafting, Owner/Designer, Design Strategist, Curator/Producer

Entry Requirement

  • Applicant must be High school passed.

Application Process


  • The institute opens applications for Fall and Spring sessions.
  • Applicants may upload the supporting documents while making the online application on their official website.
  • All the applicants must deposit a nonrefundable fee of 70 CAD when applying for admissions at the institute.
  • Every year, the majority of students at the institute are provided with a financial aid package in the form of loans and scholarships.
  • Transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope or must be electronically mailed for all educational institutions attended.
  • The requirements for International and Canadian applicants are almost the same. However, international applicants have to submit their English proficiency test scores to be eligible for admission.
  • The applicants have to submit a portfolio via slide room.
  • Graduate applicants have to submit their transcripts and English proficiency test scores .
  • The applicant can apply to only one graduate program at a time at the institute.
  • In the latest factual year, a total of 1,869 full-time students enrolled in the graduate and undergraduate courses at the university which consisted of nearly 471 international students from 51 countries. This was reportedly the highest enrollment in any institute in the country which proves why the institute is coveted among the reputed undergraduate schools in the Southeast and is a coveted choice for studying in Canada

  •  International applicants must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible for Emily Carr University of Arts and Design admissions:

  • A completed formal application with all the required details.
  • Proof of graduation from grade 12 secondary school with five grade 12 subjects.
  • Additional Requirements: Letters of recommendation and statement of purpose

  • All official academic transcripts, certificates, or grade records from the institution that you received your secondary education.
  • Minimum IELTS, TOEFL scores for proof of English proficiency.
  • Applicants are required to send their portfolio online through SlideRoom

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