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  • Objectives
    Industrial Design is a three-year program that trains students to work as industrial designers/technicians or to further studies at university in design. The program concentrates on design development, ideation, sketching, 3D modeling and rendering techniques, presentation and communication skills, ergonomics, aesthetics and technical documentation.
  • Academic Title
    Industrial Design Diploma
  • Course description
    Term 1
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    201-971-DW    Applied Mathematics for Industrial Design    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Description:    This course will introduce the student to the application of basic principles of algebra and trigonometry used in the study of geometry, statics and kinematics of simple components of product design. Prerequisite: High School Mathematics 436*.
     
    520-101-DW    History of Art and Aesthetics I    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course introduces the student to the formal and aesthetic trends of art and design objects from the beginning of man through present day. The student will be studying the styles, trends and cultures that created art and artefacts which define our cultures today. The student will be required to research and report on the art, artefacts and trends using the vocabulary introduced in class and contributing courses. The student will subsequently apply the attained skills in the other program courses.
     
    570-171-DW    Design Studio 1 - Foundation    3 - 2 - 2    75

    Description:    In this course the student will learn and apply the creative process of design exploration. The student will research, propose ideas through ideation; illustrate, produce and present these ideas with materials such as paper, foam core, foam or cardboard by creating simple 3D models. Projects will range from abstract concepts to simple but real product design. Through instructor and peer reviews, the student will develop a methodology to approach and solve design problems.
     
    570-172-DW    Technical Design Studio 1    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Description:    In this course, students are introduced to pragmatic design elements. They learn about materials and manufacturing constraints for designers. Linked to Design Studio classes, all subsequent Technical Design classes provide support for Design Studio Class projects.
     
    570-173-DW    Graphic Communication Studio 1    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Description:    This course focuses on learning and applying simple effective perspective techniques that will lead students to accurately construct drawings of three-dimensional objects or sketch them free-hand. Page composition for attractive product presentation will be learned and upon completion of this course, students 162 will be able to render basic three-dimensional objects, accurately assess time required to make a drawing and critically evaluate the work executed for future improvement.
     
    570-174-DW    3D Shape and Form Studio    1 - 2 - 1    45
    Description:    The course will cover the formal elements of three-dimensional composition. Students will be studying, reporting, designing and constructing three-dimensional objects with a view to critical analysis of current and historical designs and formal and aesthetic properties.
     
    570-175-DW    Technical Development Lab 1    1 - 2 - 1    45
    Description:    In this course students are introduced to the conventions of 2D technical representations, drafting and measuring instruments and CAD. Upon completing this course students will be able to use CAD, drafting and measuring instruments and orthographic conventions to produce basic technical documentation.
     
    General Education
    • 345-103-04    Knowledge    3 - 1 - 3    60
    • 603-101-04    Introduction to College English    2 - 2 - 4    60

    Term 2
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    203-972-DW    Applied Statics for Industrial Design    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Joel Trudeau teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course will enable students to assess and analyze critically the structural characteristics of existing objects and the objects they are designing.
     
    242-971-DW    Technical Development Lab 2    1 - 3 - 1    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Anthony Rashed teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course is designed to enable the students to technically document more complex parts and products in two and three-dimensional conventions. Students will learn CAD software and apply Technical Development Lab I technical drawing standards for Design Studio.
     
    570-271-DW    Design Studio 2 - Foundation    1 - 3 - 1    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    David Weeks teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    Students will develop and synthesize a design methodology appropriate to the design problem in hand: such as research and analysis of existing products, defining design criteria, developing brainstorming and ideation methods as well as implementing presentation techniques learned in Graphics Communication Studio II.
     
    570-272-DW    Technical Design Studio 2    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Jacques Laval teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course will introduce the students to manufacturing technologies for pragmatic design and is designed to further develop students’ understanding of product development. Students will perform product dismantling and documenting to examine how existing productsare designed for better understanding of product design, manufacturing and assembly.
     
    570-273-DW    Graphic Communication Studio 2    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Michel Seguin teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course is a continuation of Graphic Communication Studio I. Students will apply techniques to draw and render products in accurate perspective by construction or by freehand.Students will learn different rendering techniques to depict consumer products with realism through applied assignments on paper. In this course, students improve upon the skills learned in the first term and are introduced to elements of computer graphics.
     
    570-274-DW    3D Visualization Studio - Plastic/Wood    1 - 2 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Murray Macdonald teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course will teach students to construct three-dimensional objects in plastic and/or wood for the purpose of communicating or evaluating the design intent. This course is the investigation of techniques and procedures in shop-related situations through which the student will acquire and demonstrate competence in producing parts from technical drawings. These competencies then contribute to basic wood and plastics knowledge in the development of hard models and prototypes of a product concept.
     
    570-275-DW    Manufacturing Materials Lab    2 - 1 - 1    45
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Kim Hoang teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    Students will become familiar with materials and manufacturing processes through video presentations and by visiting a variety of product/part manufacturing plants involving die casting, sand casting, sheet metal transformation, plastic injection, blow molding, rotomolding, and rapid prototyping. The course will enable students to better understand materials and manufacturing constraints in the application of design criteria to the development process.
     
    General Education

    • 602-10_-03    French: Bloc A    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-102-04    Literary Genres    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Term 3
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    242-972-DW    3D Computer Modeling Lab 1    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Description:    Students will be introduced to 3D computer modeling software and will learn to create parametric 3D models of simple objects. They will also learn, in a project based approach, generate 2D technical documentation from the parametric 3D model they have created.
     
    520-971-DW    History of Product Design    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Description:    This course continues on the previous History of Art and Aesthetics with in depth investigation of the advent of the Industrial Revolution 163 through present day product design. The student will be studying the designs and the people responsible for them from historical socio-cultural and aesthetic points of view. The student will be required to research and report on these people, products and trends using the vocabulary introduced in the contributing courses. The student will subsequently apply the attained skills in the other program courses.
     
    570-371-DW    Design Studio 3    1 - 3 - 3    60
    Description:    In a project based approach, students will learn to analyze and redesign existing products, integrating creativity and resourcefulness into product development. Supported by the Technical Design class, this course will pursue the project based principle of defining sound design criteria while developing feasible concepts. Students will evaluate critically the work executed for future improvement.
     
    570-372-DW    Technical Design Studio 3    2 - 3 - 3    75
    Description:    Students will further develop their skills and knowledge of the pragmatic aspects of design development while respecting project constraints. In support of Design Studio class, this course will pursue the CAD, technical development and documentation of product assemblies with the respect of manufacturing conventions and material constraints.
     
    570-373-DW    Graphic Communication Studio 3    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Description:    This course is a continuation of Graphic Communication Studio I and II, and is designed to develop student skills in creating computer generated graphics, 2D and 3D renderings and visual output for the purpose of communicating a design or design process intent.
     
    570-375-DW    3D Visualization Studio - Metal    1 - 2 - 3    45

    Description:    In this course, students will learn to construct three-dimensional objects in plastic and metal for the purpose of communicating the design or evaluating design intent. It will help students with the transformation process of plastic and metal for the purpose of fabricating prototypes in subsequent courses.
     
    570-376-DW    Human Factors Studio    1 - 3 - 2    60

    Description:    Students will learn to analyze ergonomic and anthropometrical needs of product usage, as well as the applications of research and creative design problem solving. At the end of this course, students will be able to apply anthropometrical data to product design, to perform a critical evaluation of existing designs with a view to ergonomics, product semantics, and contextual environment, and will design and develop ergonomically sensitive objects.
     
    General Education
    • 109-103-02    Health and Physical Education    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 603-103-04    Literary Themes    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Term 4
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    570-471-DW    Design Studio 4    2 - 3 - 3    75

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Michel Seguin teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course is designed to further develop student skills and knowledge of product design development while respecting the constraints of a project. Assignments are integrated with the fourth semester courses, i.e. 3-D Computer Modeling Lab II, Prototyping Processes and Techniques Lab I, and Technical Design Studio IV.
     
    570-472-DW    Technical Design Studio 4    2 - 4 - 3    90
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Michel Seguin teaching section(s) 01
    David Weeks teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    In this course, students will further develop their knowledge of part design, assembly specification and will apply this knowledge to develop appropriate technical solutions in producing feasible and realistic product design and technical documentation. This course will increase student knowledge of product manufacturing processes, material selection and application.
     
    570-473-DW    3D Computer Modeling Lab 2    1 - 3 - 1    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Jacques Laval teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    Students will develop skills and knowledge of 3D computer modeling and learn to create parametric 3D models of their own designs as well as generate advanced 2D technical documentation from parametric 3D model they have created.
     
    570-475-DW    Prototype Processes and Techniques Lab 1    1 - 2 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    David Weeks teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    Students will learn to build three-dimensional objects in plastic, wood and/or metal for the purpose of evaluating design projects. Upon completing the course, students will be able to operate shop hand and power tools efficiently, accurately and safely; understand the properties and application of plastics, wood and wood composites, metal and finishing materials; and understand the importance of project planning and shop drawings for prototyping.
     
    General Education

    • 345-102-03    World Views    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 602-B__-03    French: Bloc B    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-BXE-04    Applied Themes in English    2 - 2 - 2    60
    • COMP 1    Complementary         

    Term 5
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    570-570-DW    Design Studio 5    3 - 5 - 3    120

    Description:    Students will be undertaking the Design Studio VI Thesis project. Students will be expected to demonstrate competency in redesigning products, through: problem-solving techniques, concept development, communication, craftsmanship, creativity and sound time management by undertaking the design development of an existing product, and producing sound and technically feasible development.
     
    570-571-DW    Product Optimization Studio    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Description:    Product Optimization Studio Students will demonstrate competency in improving the ways in which a product works. This will be achieved through a series of short assignments targeting the improvement of existing products.
     
    570-572-DW    3D Cad Design Modeling (Surfacing)    1 - 2 - 2    45
    Description:    This course is designed to further develop the students skills and knowledge of advanced 3D computer modeling complex parts and assemblies.
     
    570-575-DW    Manufacturing Technologies Seminar    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Description:    This course is based on case study analysis and review of technical constraints for design projects. Students will further develop their critical thinking and experience in manufacturing technologies.
     
    570-578-DW    Product Costing Seminar    1 - 2 - 1    45
    Description:    Students will further develop their skills and knowledge of product costing analysis. This course is based on case study analysis and development of a design project with emphasis on costing and product/component design refinement.
     
    570-579-DW    Product Usage and Demographic Studio    1 - 2 - 2    45
    Description:    Product Usage and Demographic Studio The student will develop competency in improving the way in which a product is used as well as understanding the importance of target market definition in product design. This will be achieved through a series of short specific assignments and presentations targeting product usage and demographics.
     
    General Education

    • 109-104-02    Physical Activity    0 - 2 - 1    30
    • 345-BXH-03    Applied Themes in Humanities    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Term 6
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    570-671-DW    Phototyping Processes and Techniques Lab 2    1 - 3 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Gheza Aszalos teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course will concentrate on advanced prototyping techniques in both theory and practice. Students will follow technical documentation to make patterns, silicon mold and mold set-up and to produce several identical parts, finished as working prototypes. Thesis project prototyping is supported in the second part of the semester.
     
    570-672-DW    Computer Rendering Studio    1 - 2 - 1    45
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Gheza Aszalos teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course will provide computer rendering and presentation tools and refine design project presentation skills and techniques for the development of a student portfolio. Through instructor and peer reviews the student will develop a methodology to produce high quality product renderings for design visualization, using computer graphics. Thesis project presentation is supported in the second part of the semester.
     
    570-673-DW    Professional Service Seminar    1 - 2 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Jacques Laval teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course will prepare the students for the professional work environment, context and responsibilities through class exercises and case study presentations. Portfolio development and the writing of a CV are addressed in the second part of the semester.
     
    570-679-DW    Design Studio 6    2 - 10 - 3    180
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Jacques Laval teaching section(s) 01
    David Weeks teaching section(s) 01
    Gheza Aszalos teaching section(s) 01
    Kim Hoang teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    The objective of this course for the student is to complete the Thesis project. More specifically, the student will show competency in problem-solving techniques, concept development, communication, craftsmanship and creativity as well as in technical and functional validation. The production of the Thesis project presentation and the technical documentation of the project, through sound time management, should be the proof of competencies required from a graduating DEC student.
     
    General Education
    • 109-105-02    Active Living    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • COMP 2    Complementary

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