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Industrial Design

School of Industrial Design
(Faculty of Engineering and Design)
3470 Mackenzie Bldg.
613-520 5672

This section presents the requirements for:

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy the University regulations, including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar), and the Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Industrial Design.

Students should consult the School when planning their program and selecting courses.

Academic Performance Evaluation

Students in Industrial Design are subject to the standard Academic Performance Evaluation process with the following additions and amendments:

  1. The Industrial Design program does not define a Major CGPA. Students are assessed at each Academic Performance Evaluation using their Overall CGPA and the Core minimum defined in 2 below.
  2. The courses in the Industrial Design Core are as follows:
    Industrial Design Core
    IDES 1300, IDES 1301, IDES 2203, IDES 2300, IDES 2302, IDES 3300 [1.0], IDES 3302, IDES 4310 [1.5], IDES 4301, IDES 4302 Good Standing requires a grade of C- or better in each course of the Industrial Design Core.
  3. Students in Industrial Design are either in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students who satisfy the conditions for Suspension at an Academic Performance Evaluation must leave the Industrial Design program with the status Ineligible to Return (ITR).
  4. For more information regarding academic performance evaluation in the B.I.D. program, consult the Academic Regulations of the University, and Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Industrial Design Degree sections of this Calendar.
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The following broad course prerequisites specify requirements for access to upper year project courses.

Registration in IDES 3300 [1.0] normally requires successful completion of all first-year and second-year course requirements (Items 1, 2, 3, 4 below).

Registration in IDES 4310 [1.5] normally requires successful completion of all third-year course requirements (Items 5, 6, 7, 8 below).

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Absence and Readmission

Students in Industrial Design who intend to be absent for a fall/winter session must request permission from the School in advance. Students who are absent for a fall/winter session without permission will be required to apply for readmission to the program in advance of registration.

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Program Requirements

Industrial Design
B.I.D. (20.0 credits)

First Year
  1. 5.0 credits in: IDES 1000, IDES 1001, IDES 1300, IDES 1301, ECON 1000 [1.0], MATH 1107, PSYC 1001, PSYC 1002, PHYS 1007;
Second Year
  1. 4.0 credits in: IDES 2101, IDES 2102, IDES 2105, IDES 2203, IDES 2300, IDES 2302, IDES 2600, PSYC 3702;
  2. 0.5 credit in: Architecture, Art History, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, or Technology, Society, Environment Studies;
  3. 0.5 credit in free electives;
Third Year
  1. 3.0 credits in: IDES 3300 [1.0], IDES 3302, IDES 3502, IDES 3503, IDES 3601;
  2. 0.5 credit in BUSI 2204;
  3. 1.0 credits in electives at the 2000-level or above;
  4. 0.5 credit in: IDES 3104, IDES 3105, IDES 3202, IDES 3305, or IDES 3306;
Fourth Year
  1. 3.5 credits in: IDES 4001, IDES 4301, IDES 4302, IDES 4310 [1.5], IDES 4400;
  2. 1.5 credits in approved electives at the 3000-level or above.


  1. Fourth-year students are required to register in IDES 4301, IDES 4302 and IDES 4310 in the same academic year.
  2. Although the Industrial Design Seminar IDES 4001 takes place in the winter term, the preparatory work that students are required to do must be completed in the fall term, and therefore requires registration in the course in that term.
  3. One successfully completed Industrial Design Co-op work term is equivalent to IDES 4400.
  4. The electives under Item 10 above must be chosen in consultation with the School on the following principles:
    1. the electives chosen should serve to deepen the student's understanding of fields related to Industrial Design or disciplines that are relevant for industrial designers;
    2. the electives chosen should preferably be related to the Industrial Design projects and provide basic and/or actual information for these projects.
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