MIT Institute of Design
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Product Design Courses

In a short span of 9 years MIT ID has emerged to be one of the best Product Design institutes in India. Similar to other premier Product Design Institutes in India, the product Design program at MIT ID is part of the Industrial Design discipline. It has been the earliest programs since the inception of Institute in 2006.

The Product Design Programs offer the learners to understand the various approaches, processes and systems to address human needs by creating tangible products. In the various courses that the learners pursue, the emphasis is on learning-by-doing and following a comprehensive process of designing, producing and marketing products, systems and services. Of the many Product design courses in India the Product Design Programs at MITID are unique.

The courses covered in the Program make the students understand concepts like design ethnography, design research, Ergonomics, Design Process, Strength of Materials, History of Design, Green Design, sustainable design and System Design. Of the many Product design courses in India the one at MIT ID emphasizes on the holistic learning.

Product design courses in India have opened up a variety of career options. The products, systems and services created are to be used in homes, workplaces, institutions, places of leisure and outdoor spaces for public interaction.

Faculty
Prof.Dimant Panchal   Samson Mathai   Hari Kara
Prof.Dhimant Panchal
H.O.D. Product Design
Associate. Prof. Samson
Mathai
Product Design
Asst. Prof. Hari Kara
Product Design
Manasi Kanetkar   Asst. Prof. Sagar Modh   Asst. Prof. Sebastian Jerome
Asst. Prof. Manasi
Kanetkar
Product Design
Asst. Prof. Sagar Modh
Product Design
Asst. Prof. Sebastian Jerome
Product Design
Course Structure
Under Graduate Programme
Semester 1 Semester 5
Semester 2 Semester 6
Semester 3 Semester 7
Semester 4 Semester 8

Semester 1


Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Overview  35
2 Design Drawing 1  140
3 Fundamentals of Design 1 (Colour) 105
4 Fundamentals of Design 2 (Geometry) 70
5 Fundamentals of Design 3 (Materials) 140
6 Fundamentals of Design 4 (Form Space and Structure) 105
7 Digital Methods 1 35
8 Inter Design Studies 1 (Environ Exposure) 70
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Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Drawing 2 105
2 Fundamentals of Design 5 (Colour) 70
3 Fundamentals of Design 6 (Solid Geometry) 70
4 Fundamentals of Design 7 (3D Form Space and Structure) 105
5 Fundamentals of Design 8 (Materials) 140
6 Inter Design Studies 2 (Urban Environ Exposure) 70
7 Problem Solving 105
8 Digital Methods 2 35
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Semester 3


Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Drawing: Technical, Visualized, Conceptual  140
2 Form Studies : 2d/3d 105
3 Basic Photography 35
4 Basic Typography 35
5 Basic Ergonomics 70
6 Materials & processes 70
7 IDS: design research methodology 70
8 Project: Simple Product 140
9 Digital: CAD 1 35
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Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Drawing: Rendering Techniques   70
2 Workshop Skills  & Working Model Making 175
3 Complex Forms 70
4 Manufacturing Processes 2 70
5 IDS: Everyday Science & Creative Intervention 105
6 Project: Human-Product  Interface 175
7 Digital: CAD 2 35
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Semester 5

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Basic Mechanisms & Modeling 70
2 Project: Techno-Aesthetic Detailing 210
3 History Of Industrial Design    35
4 Project: Design For Special Needs 175
5 Color, Finish, Materials  & Trend Studies 70
6 Digital Methods: CAD/CAM 3 35
7 Digital Rendering: WACOM 70
8 IDS: Travel 35
9 Internship For 8 Weeks 140
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Semester 6

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Prototyping Electrical /Digital Technology 105
2 Product Semantics 70
3 Project: Technically Complex  Product 175
4 Open Elective 70
5 Packaging Design (With Graphic Design) 105
6 IDS: Appropriate Economics 35
7 Design & Business 105
8 Digital Methods: CAD/CAM 4 35
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Semester 7

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Internship Documentation & Presentation --
2 Project: Nature-Inspired Design 140
3 Design Ethnography 70
4 Project: Story Telling + Product Design 175
5 Green Design : Attitude To Sustainability 70
6 Project: System Design  245
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Semester 8

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Graduation Project 560
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Post Graduate Programme
Semester 1  
Semester 2  
Semester 3  
Semester 4  

Semester 1


Sr. No. Course Title
Hrs
1 Overview of Design
35
2 Design Drawing: Freehand, Analytical, Perspective
105
3 Material Exploration  & Basic Modeling Skills  (paper, fabric, wood, sheet metal, plastic sheet)
140
4 Color
70
5 Elements of Form, Geometry, Space & Structure
105
6 Film Appreciation
35
7 Project: Simple Product Design
140
8 Digital: Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
35
9 IDS: Rural Environment
35
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Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Drawing: Object Sketching / Rendering (Hand & Wacom )  : Visualized , Conceptual 105
2 Basic Typography 35
3 Basic Photography 35
4 Form  Studies :2d/3d 70
5 Project: Packaging Design (With Graphic Design) 105
6 Materials & Manufacturing Processes 70
7 Basic Ergonomics 70
8 PROJECT: Technically Complex Product 175
9 DIGITAL: CAD 35
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Semester 3

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Project: Nature-Inspired Design 105
2 Design And Business 105
3 Project: Design For Special Needs 140
4 Design Ethnography 35
5 Project:  Story Telling & Product Design 140
6 Project: System Design 175
7 Internship for 8 weeks fm Nov wk 3 to Jan weeks 2. 140
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Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Internship Documentation & Presentation 35
2 Graduation Project 560
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Scope

The graduates from Product Design discipline will find career in the following market segments

  • B2C - Business to Commerce. Organizations dealing with Consumer Durables, Consumer Electronics, Automotives, Personal Products.
  • B2B - Business to Business. Organization dealing with infrastructure and amenities like Water treatment, waste treatment, thermal management, building Technologies.
  • Design Studios
  • SME - Small to Medium scale enterprises
Alternatively, they could also become Entrepreneurs by joing hands with graduates from other design disciplines or other professionals like engineering, marketing.