The curriculum as described below is for students entering NJIT as freshman in the Fall of 2017 or after that date. Students entering before that date may have a different program and should consult the school to learn which curriculum applies.

(127 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
AD 150 Color and Composition 3
AD 161 History of Art and Design I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 113 Finite Mathematics and Calculus I 3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
AD 111 Communication in Art and Design - Traditional Media 3
AD 112 Communication in Art and Design - Digital Media 3
AD 162 History of Art and Design II 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
ID 263 Industrial Design Studio I 4
ID 203 Past, Present and Future of Design 3
ID 216 Modeling and Prototyping 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
ID 264 Industrial Design Studio II 4
AD 201 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3
ID 217 Modeling and Manufacturing 3
STS 210
General Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
3
Science GER Elective 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
ID 363 Industrial Design Studio III 4
ID 340 Materials and Processes 3
ID 310 Ethnographic and Marketing Research 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
ID 364 Industrial Design Studio IV 5
ID 341 Sustainable Materials and Processes 3
ID 301 Industrial Design Specialization 3
ID 312 Mechanics and Electronics 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits17
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
ID 410 Professional Practice and Ethics 3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ID 464 Industrial Design Studio V 5
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits17
 Total Credits127

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.