What will I learn?

The faculty believe that an appropriate education for the professional designer must include a comprehensive body of technical knowledge involving historical sources, tools, techniques, and materials. In addition, a methodology for encouraging the creative problem solving process; and the attainment of the requisite level of skill to express visual ideas with clarity must be obtained. While being fully equipped to meet the objectives of the global marketplace, today’s designer must also achieve sufficient educational breadth to adapt successfully to the varying demands imposed on their work by economic, social and psychological factors.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design is comprised of 120 semester units. The program prepares designers for professional practice, whose function will be to help shape the products and systems produced by industrial processes. The curriculum includes studies in rapid visualization, aesthetics, materials and processes, presentation techniques, design methodology, product development, human factors, product costing, and financing principles. Students often have an opportunity to work directly with industry professionals through internships or as team members on sponsored projects. Graduates have found positions in a wide variety of industries, including motion picture special effects, medical and dental equipment, computer and microchip technology, small appliances, as well as air, water and land transportation.

Career Possibilities

Interior Designer • Industrial Designer • Environmental Graphic Designer • Immersive Experience Designer • 3-D Graphic Illustrator • Architectural Illustrator • Automotive Designer • Design Consultant • Design Strategist • Digital Interaction Designer • Digital Modeler • Display/Exhibit Designer • Furniture Designer • Game Designer • Human Experience Design Researcher • Model Maker • Package Designer • Product Designer • Service Designer • Technical Illustrator • User Experience Designer • Wearables Designer

Which department am I in?

College of the Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,142.00 per year
Costs of Attendance, based on 7+ units per semester enrollment
Start date

20 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of the Arts

Academic Services Bldg., Room 115,

California State University, Long Beach,



90840, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements: Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE).

For international students

Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum score (Paper: 500, iBT: 61)

IELTS: Minimum score of 5.5 in each sub-section

Pearson Test of English: Minimum score of 43

Freshman application deadline: November 30

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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