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Bachelor of Design (BDes) - Industrial Design OCAD University




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Course info


In the Industrial Design program, you will learn how to develop new products that are used in our daily lives. These may include everything from everyday products to mobile apps. You’ll be encouraged to design sustainable products that will last many generations, keeping in mind diverse cultures.

You’ll learn about research, concept development and making prototypes, You will also study how people behave to better understand what their needs are.

An important benefit of studying Industrial Design at OCAD U is that while you’re studying theory, you’ll also be able to take practical, creative hands-on courses, such as design and drawing.

The Industrial Design program is recognized by the Association of Canadian Industrial Designers.

Graduates of the program work in:

  • Consumer and commercial product design
  • Home and retail furniture design
  • Systems and service design
  • Emerging technologies
  • Interaction and experience design
  • Product and service design for health and wellness

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Design (BDes) - Industrial Design.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$29,556.00 (17,85,561) per year

Summer fee: CAN $12,727.5




Faculty of Design

OCAD University,

100 McCaul Street,


Ontario (ON),

M5T 1W1, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Student must have a Secondary School Graduation equivalent to Grade 12 in Ontario with an overall average of B or 70% numeric equivalent in the final year.


IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic - Minimum 6.5 overall with no part below 6.0 (Academic Module

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT - minimum total score of 84 with at least 20 in Reading, at least 19 in Listening, at least 22 in Speaking and at least 20 in Writing

PTE Academic (Pearson Test) - Minimum 58 overall with at least 56 in Listening, at least 56 in Reading, at least 56 in Speaking and at least 56 in Writing

Duolingo English Test (DET) - Minimum overall score of 110

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) - Minimum 70 overall with no band below 60

COPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) and TOP (Test of Oral Proficiency)- Minimum 86 overall with at least 32 in Writing, at least 22 in Reading, and at least 22 in Listening. Minimum score of 6 in TOP

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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