2022-2023 Course Catalog

Welcome to Virginia Tech! We are excited that you are here planning your time as a Hokie.

View Undergraduate Course Catalog

Industrial Design (IDS) Minor

Minor Requirement Notes

  1. Students from other disciplines may pursue a Minor in Industrial Design.
  2. The concentration requires 18 hours, with no less than 6 hours at the 3000 or 4000 level, including a studio offered during the summer. Classes may be taken in any order.
  3. There are no hidden prerequisites in this minor. The ARCH 1015 Foundation Design Laboratory-ARCH 1016 Foundation Design Laboratory prerequisite for Human Factors is waived for minor students.
  4. Student must have an in minor and overall GPA of 2.0 to graduate.
Required Minor Courses
IDS 2214IDS Studio for Minors6
IDS 3124Materials and Processes3
IDS 2044Human Factors (See Note 3)3
IDS 2114History of Industrial Design3
or IDS 2124 History of Modern Industrial Designers
Subtotal15
Elective Courses
Select 3 credits of the following:3
Design-Related Media
Independent Study
Topics in Professional Development
Topics in Design Competencies
Topics in Design Theory
Subtotal3
Total Credits18