ID students

Minors + Certificates:

Materials Science and Engineering


Sports, Society, and Technology

Bio-Inspired Design



Operations & Supply Chain Management

Change of Major Process:

email Troy Whyte to schedule and appointment


Industrial Design is an art that operates at the intersection of design, technology, and business. It combines Georgia Tech's rigorous scientific approach with design traditions of free-wheeling conceptual development. Integration with computer science classes, teaching, and research labs motivate students to solve problems and imagine design solutions that anticipate the future.


Intro Courses:

ID 1101  Industrial Design Fundamentals 1

Theory and practice in Industrial Design including an introduction to process, methodology, ergonomics, research tools and user research. Focus is on fundamental design principles.

ID 2021  Industrial Design Studio 1

This course provides an introduction to the design process on visual principles and presentation techniques with a focus on sketching and modeling techniques related to 3D form.

Student Orgs

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

On the local scale, IDSA at Georgia Tech caters directly to students, providing both an integral link to the professional society and a fun, social outlet for students through valuable events and programs such as portfolio workshops, sketch nights, and alumni networking.

Interaction Design Association (IxDA)

IxDA Georgia Tech is a chapter of the Interaction Design Association, a global network dedicated to the professional practice of interaction design: designing the integration of digital content into people’s lives with a definite interest in form and a main focus on behavior. Everyone’s welcome, whether you're a designer, engineer, programmer, or just a student.