Credit distribution for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design:

Required Industrial Design Credits73
Design Electives9
Free Electives9
General University Requirements45
Total Minimum Credits136

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.

(136 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
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
Physical Education:GUR 1
MATH 120 Basic Concepts in Statistics 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits17
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
STS 201 Understanding Technological Society 3
 Term Credits18
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
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
Tech & Cult in Amer History  
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
 Term Credits17
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
Natural Sciences:GUR Elective 3
Physical Education:GUR 1
 Term Credits17
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
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR Elective 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
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
ID 410 Professional Practice and Ethics 3
Design Elective: ID/DD/FA/INT XXX 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ID 464 Industrial Design Studio V 5
Design Elective: ID/DD/FA/Int XXX Design Elective 3
Design Elective: ID/DD/FA/INT XXX Design Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Capstone:GUR Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits17
 Total Credits136
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR
Select six credits from the following:6
Intro To Econo-Micro
Intro To Econ-Macro
Society, Technology, and the Environment
Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View
Intro Phys Anth & Arch
Intro Cultural Anthro
American Government
America & The World
Principles Of Psychology I
Prin Of Psychology
Intro Sociology I
Sociology II
Intro Criminal Justice
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR 1
HUM 211The Pre-Modern World3
HUM 212The Modern World3
HIST 213The Twentieth-Century World3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
300+ level Literature course
300+ level History course
300+ level Philosophy course
R350 XXX
English Literature (STS approved) course
R352 XXX
American Literature (STS approved) course
R510 XXX
History (STS approved) course
R512 XXX
American History (STS approved) course
R730 XXX
Philosophy (STS approved) course
Natural Science GUR
Select at least seven credits, including a laboratory experience:7
Biology Courses
General Biology
Basic Plant Science
Basic Plant Sci Lab
Environmental Issues
General Horticulture
Horticulture Lab
Human Sexuality
Environmental Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Chemistry Courses
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Physics Courses
General Physics
General Physics Laboratory
General Physics
General Physics Laboratory
Physics I
Physics I Laboratory
Physics II
Physics II Laboratory
Introductory Astronomy and Cosmology
Astronomy and Cosmology Laboratory
The Earth in Space
The Earth in Space Laboratory
Geology Courses
Intro To The Earth
Planet Earth
Planet Earth Lab
Env Geology
Env Geology Lab
Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level)
Select one of the following:3
300+ level English course
300+ level Social Science course
300+ level Theater course
300+ level Literature course
300+ level History course
300+ level Philosophy course
300+ level Science, Technology and Society course
Any 300-level Rutgers-Newark courses in humanities, social sciences, fine arts, or performing arts 2

Students may also take approved introductory courses at Rutgers-Newark. 


Prefixes 070, 080, 081, 202, 220, 350, 352, 370, 420, 510, 560, 570, 700, 701, 790, 810, 861, 920, 940, 964, 988.

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. 

The minimum credit requirement for graduation is the successful completion of 134 credits of prescribed courses within the curriculum and the maintenance of a 2.0 average. Students are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative studio average to advance to each succeeding year.