University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Industrial Design

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Design and Applied Arts, OtherFine Arts and Art Studies, OtherIndustrial Design
Description The approach of the Industrial Design program toward the profession and the creative process emphasizes: research, critical analysis, problem identification, concept development, innovation, functional requirements, appropriate technology, human factors, aesthetic criteria and social responsibility, so that a product meets the needs of the user according to a very broad frame of reference. Past graduate thesis projects have included: an educational construction system for children; a projection system to map changing global human requirements; an ergonomically designed kitchen system; a transfer of office chair technology to a wheelchair application; a body support system for the exercise of spinal cord injured persons; adaptable interior walls for flexible living, and the aerodynamic design for a solar energy powered car. The projects normally involve interdisciplinary collaboration with members of the academic, professional and business communities, both locally and elsewhere.
Website: Industrial Design at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 95] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 65 in order to prove their English proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
A statement of intent, transcripts, and portfolio of design work are required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015