48 months
24120 USD/year
24120 USD/year
6893 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The award-winning Industrial Design program at Western Washington University prepares you to work as a practicing industrial designer in corporate, consulting, or entrepreneurial positions.


Beyond basic skills courses, you will learn a design process that encourages craftsmanship, original ideas, personal expression and aesthetics. Western’s industrial design degree teaches problem solving methodologies, marketing principles and usability research along with three dimensional model-making techniques. 

Additional subjects include manufacturing processes, ergonomics, materials and design principles. The depth of training will provide you with the skills necessary to carry projects from conception to working prototypes.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Industrial Design is a highly competitive and professional service of creating and developing concepts that optimize function, value, and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both the user and the manufacturer. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Engineering and Design
  • Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
  • Industrial Design Foundation
  • History of Industrial Design
  • Sophomore Industrial Design
  • Introduction to Metal Manufacturing Processes
  • Perspective and Rendering
  • Industrial Design CAD Skills
  • Materials for Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


147 alternative credits

141-147 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The International Student Application for Admission 
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • An essay that helps the Admissions Committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6893 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6893 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bellingham

1109 - 1684 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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