The Industrial Design Program at SJSU

The internationally-recognized and award–winning Industrial Design Program at SJSU provides an education infused with the ideas, methods and expertise of the leading–edge design industry in Silicon Valley. Our curriculum is supported by a rigorous university–level general education, and it meets the demands of national and international expectations in the field. The diversity of our students makes us a unique program that represents the future of the field.

The program, established over thirty years ago, is open to all interested students and enrolls a wide variety of entrants, from recent high school graduates to junior college transfer students. The curriculum provides our students with a balance of theory, skill, and practice. Regular Portfolio Reviews guide our students through each stage of their education and ensure that they emerge ready to be leaders in the field.

Advising Resources

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If your company is interested in sponsoring a project with SJSU ID or doing a collaborative project with us, please contact us.

Latest News

MAY 2011

2011 Industrial Design Junior/Senior Show: MADE IN CALIFORNIA
Professional & Alumni Reception with Hosted Bar and Hors d'oeuvres
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 6pm-9pm
San Jose City Hall Rotunda (200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA)
Open to public: Tuesday, May 24 & Wednesday May 25 from 11am-5pm

See work from the following projects:
Personal Mobile Technology for Learning
ZEM (Zero Emissions) House (sponsored by the NSF)
Arbor: Solar Powered Urban Structure (sponsored by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs)
Inside Out: a study in how complex products can express their function via aesthetics
mbrela: a collaborative project with two other universities (shown at Salone Satellite Milano and ICFF 2011)

Thank you to the following partners:

SJSU Deptartments of Business/Entrepreneurship, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, & Political Science


MAY 2011

May 14-17, 2011
mbrela collaborative exhibiting at ICFF 2011


APRIL 2011

April 11-18, 2011
mbrela collaborative debuts at the Salone Satellite Milano