• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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As an Industrial Design er, your vision leads high volume manufacturing, starting out with original ‘one off’ concept designs which can then be developed into high volume production. By taking advantage of the wide range of innovative materials and workshop processes at XJTLU, specialist products and furniture can be designed with manufacturing and industry in mind. This considerably increases the potential opportunities for XJTLU designers, to combine a range of design studio practices with knowledge of materials and industry processes, supported with recent investments rapid prototyping and design studio technologies for products and interaction design.

The Chinese economy is rapidly transforming markets worldwide with creative ideas that are ‘designed in China’ for international consumers . Industrial Designers from XJTLU are in high demand. The Design Studio-Practice BEng Industrial Design programme provides a creative approach that integrates visual design practice with materials and technology, user interaction, socio-cultural context and innovative business models.

By the time you graduate from the Industrial Design programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University  you will have:

  • Ability to use creative skills for the development and production of products, consumer goods and interactive designs and furniture design.
  • Understanding how technology innovation and adaptive systems can be integrated into future products
  • User research processes to explore and design for user-experience in different markets and consumer contexts
  • Awareness of cross-cultural aspects of designing for the Chinese market and other contexts
  • Knowledge of materials structure and specification for high volume manufactured products
  • Marketing and practical model-making skills in presenting design development processes.
  • Visual Language and Form development to build presentations through development processes.


You will be well prepared to work in design, and research and development departments of multinational enterprises or as design consultants and freelance designers. Because of the cross-cultural focus of the programme, you are well-positioned to work internationally.

You will also gain a solid foundation for postgraduate study or other professional careers in areas that emphasise conceptual thinking, communication skills and the cross-cultural appreciation of creativity, innovation processes, user needs and behaviours and consumer markets.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • For Mainland China applicants: 30 June
      • For international applicants and applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 15 July
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three or four years.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statics and Solids
  • Computer Aided Design and Modeling (3-D)
  • Differential Equations for Engineers
  • Studio: Human Needs
  • Materials for Design
  • History of Industrial Design
  • Design Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11020 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11020 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RMB 88,000 per academic year

Living costs for Suzhou

  • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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