The mission of the Industrial Design Department is to provide a high quality experiential learning environment to produce graduates who are critical thinkers and innovative problem solvers with a refined sense of aesthetics, technology and culture.
The department collaborates with the professional community to augment the development of skills, knowledge and dispositions that enable graduates to immediately function as entry-level professional industrial designers.
The department goals to fulfill the mission are:
- To employ faculty who have appropriate professional and academic experience, demonstrate excellence in teaching, perform scholarly activity, and contribute meaningful service to the university and the community.
- To offer a curriculum that continually develops the skills, knowledge, and dispositions that allow success in the practice of Industrial Design. To incorporate and maintain currency with technologies used in the field.
- To develop new professional collaborations and innovative approaches that emphasize practical experiences and critical thinking.
- To produce lifelong learners inspired by diverse disciplines and cultures, and prepare them for future success in a global society.