Industrial Design (B8BAAQ)
Industrial designers use drawings, models and computer programmes to improve the
aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality of a broad range of products, from once-off
furniture items to mass-produced goods such as gaming consoles, kitchen appliances
and mobile phones.
The Department of Industrial Design offers a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design. The Department also offers
a BA (Honours) Industrial Design Degree for those who have already successfully completed a Bachelor of Arts
in Industrial Design. The Department’s facilities include a comprehensive workshop that allows students to
manufacture almost any prototype.
Graduates enter the following career paths:
—Member of a design team at a design consultancy
—Member of an in-house design team at a manufacturing company
—Manufacturer of products
BA Design (Industrial Design) (B8BAAQ)
— Senior certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score.
— Submission of a prescribed portfolio once the application form has been processed.
— Completion of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT) for Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL).
Recommended school subjects: Mathematics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Design, Mechanical Technology,
Consumer Studies and History.
: The estimated budget for materials, books, printing and other consumables is R18 000 and payable
to various service providers outside of the university when required. This is a variable cost and dependent on the
individual student’s ability to work within the constraints of specified projects. This cost is over and above
the tuition fee which is a fixed cost and payable directly to the University of Johannesburg.