B.Des. (Product Design)

Programme Highlights

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREER PATH WAYS :

  • Independent design firms
  • Prototypes Developers
  • Industry Designers
  • Artistic Consultant
  • Industrial Packaging consultant
  • Commercial strategy consultant

IN NUMBERS

Foundation Courses -16
Ability Enhancement Courses-6
Generic Core Courses -6
Specialization Core Courses -20
Project -1
Audit Courses -16
Genral Interest Courses-8

QUICK FACTS

  • 4 Years – 8 Semesters – Full Time
  • Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)
  • Credit and Grading system
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PROGRAMME DIFFERENTIATORS

  • Education that prepares you for life.
  • Enriched programme structure with a fine blend of core, elective, audit and foundation courses designed to provide in-depth knowledge and requisite skills.
  • Experiential and blended learning that enhances effectiveness of classical teaching – learning methods.
  • Expertise – led by in house faculty and augmented by visiting, guest and adjunct faculty as well as accomplished advisory board members.
  • Employability focus integrated through the curriculum, right from the first semester.
  • Enabling environment for nurturing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Ecosystem that enables holistic development of learners through focused curricular, research co-curricular, extra-curricular, industry connect & professional development and extension and CSR initiatives.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

“Design is not just looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” - Faculty / Quote by educationist

CURRICULUM

Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.

The Bachelor of Design (B. Des) is a four years duration, 200 credit under-graduate degree programme of Vishwakarma University (VU) Pune, The domain of product design focuses on Transportation, White Goods, Furniture and Interior, Engineering Products & Systems, Consumer Goods, Craft based Products, Accessories, Personal User Products, Kitchen Tools and Appliances, New Age Electronics and IT Products & Systems, UX Design, Interaction and so on.

This programme is aimed at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and ever changing world of Product Design. The curriculum is designed to optimize traditional skills with new media skills. Foundation Programme comprises of Semester 1 and 2 and is common for all disciplines of B. Des Programme. Students study specializations in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. Programme offers the blend of practical and theoretical knowledge.

PEO1: Prepare graduates for careers in, but not limited to - the Re-design Project, Problem Analyst Visual Image Developers, Multimedia Developers

PEO2: Familiarize students with, Graphics & software.

PEO3: Provide a good grounding in the best practice of Problem Analysis , Design Management & Package Design.

PEO4: Prepare students to undertake further study at doctoral level.

PEO5: Teach students to explore various Trend Analysis & Product Conceptualization in the real-world.

At the end of the programme the learner will be able to

PO1: Integrate knowledge, skill and attitude that will sustain an environment of learning and creativity.

PO2: Develop an understanding of various Trend Analysis & Product Conceptualization.

PO3: Apply critical and contextual solutions on variety of Visual design and Product design strategies subject matter.

PO4: Develop logical and creative thinking for the solutions of Product Desin.

PO5: Develop self-confidence and awareness of general issues prevailing in the society.

GA1 : Deep knowledge of Graphic Design and Technolody

GA2 : Conventional and Digital media tools and techniques and Presentational skills

GA3 : Research Skills

GA4 : Independent, strategic thinking

GA5 : Effective and Confident Designer

GA6 : Ethical and Social Awareness

GA7 : Entrepreneurship & Intraprenuership

GA8 : Life Skills

The method of instruction (pedagogy or teaching-learning processes) shall be determined by the requirements of a course, the learning objectives, learning outcomes & the learner’s context. However, the following methods of instruction shall be commonly used: Lecture Sessions, Practical, Simulations, Field Work, Group Exercises, Projects, Self-Learning Materials (SLMs), Self-study, Seminars, Study Tours, Training Programmes, Workshops.

During semester II, students are encouraged to opt for dissertation in lieu of a generic elective course. During semester III and IV, as a part of generic core courses, students are required to take up live projects in an industry to align their theoretical knowledge and its application. Industry based live projects allow students to gain valuable work experience while they’re still studying in college. They pave way for self-empowerment through skill building and hands-on-training.

1. 200 credits to be earned

2. All Audit Courses to be completed with ‘S’ (Satisfactory) grade

3. Minimum CGPA 4.0

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