Industrial Design


The major was the earliest industrial design discipline of the country and the only brand specialty in Jiangsu Province. In the 50 years of development, it has formed the teaching and research features engineering, and had a significant influence worldwide.

Being one of the interdisciplinary subject, industrial design stresses on the integration of multiple discipline. It focuses on the user analysis of industrial products, human-computer interaction, product epitaxial and services, technology implementation, as well as engineering structure  knowledge and applications. It emphasizes on product pre-define and innovation and practice of user research methods, as well as the technology realization and manufacturing process in the latter part of the industrial product development. It gives full play to the advantages and features of the industrial design interdisciplinary, makes comprehensive use of design, psychology, marketing, management, sociology, computer science, machinery, materials and technology and other disciplines of knowledge.

It aims to develop specialized design and technical personnel with innovative thinking and logical analysis who can work for enterprises, universities and research and development institutes engaged in networking and other information technology industry doing user research, interaction design, engineering design, new product development, teaching and research.

Objective and Contents:

The overall goal for this program is to 1) prepare students with holistic problem solving skills through project-based learning that covers the whole spectrum of design from identifying opportunities to realizing opportunities, 2) set a design education model that breaks down discipline boundaries between the sub-disciplines of design and potentially cross over with engineering, business, and etc, 3) to bridge the gap between typical fragmented design education and holistic approach for addressing problems in real life situations, and 4) address the wicked nature of design problems.

Language of teaching: English

Target students:

International designers and students prepare students with 1) holistic problem solving skills; 2) easy to work in a cross-disciplinary environment; 3) capable of addressing problems in real life situations, and 4) good team work and communication skills.

Degree: BA, Bachelor of Science; 4 years.

Fundamental Courses:

User Research and Product Definition;

Product Design Principles and Methods;

Product Realization and Technical Basis;

Interactice Design Principles and methodology;

Smart Product Development;

Innovative Product Development;

Service Design

Application Procedure

1 Online application and submission

Application portal

Note: All information required in the application portal are directly linked with your visa documents. Please make sure all the information you filled in are correct (i.e. your identity information must be exactly the same as what is written on your passport).

2 submission of statement of purpose and portfolio

After the completion of online application, please send your statement of purpose and portfolio to the following email for school review:

requirements for statement of purpose: please illustrate what you wish to achieve in the program. (One page, 500-800words)

requirements for portfolio: your portfolio is expected to covering at least 3-4 of the applicant’s drawings or sketches or photography and other craftworks, expressing your design and/or art foundations or your innovative ideas and social concerns in the specified area of study. It is expected to be in pdf document, with document size less than 10MB. If the applicant is not with a design/art background, please provide other supporting documents that best illustrates your potentials and qualities for the program.


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