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BS in Design

Shorelight - University of Utah, United States
BS in Design
Next enrollment cycle July 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 4,968,150
Course Accredited By NWCCU
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 30% scholarship

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Multi-Disciplinary Design explores product design in three categories: physical, digital, and platform.

The program encompasses a curriculum with four substantive areas applicable to product design education: Studio, Technical, History/Theory, and Practice. This program will engage our students to compete in an ever increasingly complex work environment with a thorough understanding of ethical conduct and social responsibility through these specific concepts:

  • Inquiry and project-based learning
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Experimentation with multiple ways of problem solving
  • Visual strategy
  • Innovation
  • Design leadership, team building, and collaboration
  • Identifying opportunity for impact
  • Design research
  • Human centered design principles

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2024

Entry Requirements

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3 or higher
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3 or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4 or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
    EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

Degree Requirements

Design Foundations

  • 12Total Credits

Complete the following: 

  • DES2615 - Introduction to Design Thinking (3)
  • DES2630 - Design Contexts (3)
  • ARCH2630 - Design Foundations Workshop (3)
  • CMP2010 - Design Ecologies (3)

Studio

36Total Credits

Complete the following: 

  • DES2510 - Design Studio (6)
  • DES3510 - Design Product Studio 1 (6)
  • DES3515 - Design Research Studio 1 (6)
  • DES3520 - Design Product Studio 2 (6)
  • DES3525 - Design Research Studio 2 (6)
  • DES4510 - Senior Design Studio (6)

Design Core

12 Total Credits

Complete the following: 

  • DES2700 - Visual Strategy (3)
  • DES2810 - Design History and Theory (3)
  • DES2820 - Design Research Methods (3)
  • DES2830 - Human Factors (3)

Product Track

9 Total Credits

Complete 1 of the following

  • DES4800 - Manufacturing Methods (3)
  • DES4805 - Prototyping Methods (3)
  • DES4200 - Product Design & Development (3)

Complete the following: 

  • DES4810 - Introduction to Digital Product (3)
  • DES4820 - Advanced Digital Product (3)
  • DES4830 - Digital Analytics (3)

Electives

6 Total Credits

Complete at least 2 of the following: 

  • DES4820 - Advanced Digital Product (3)
  • DES4830 - Digital Analytics (3)
  • DES4800 - Manufacturing Methods (3)
  • DES4805 - Prototyping Methods (3)
  • DES4835 - Design Entrepreneurship (3)
  • DES4200 - Product Design & Development (3)
  • DES3810 - Soft Goods (3)
  • DES4810 - Introduction to Digital Product (3)
  • DES4840 - Digital Assemblies (3)
  • DES4930 - Special Topics Elective (3)
  • Courses can not be repeated from Product Track as electives. Students must complete 2
  • electives outside of their identified product track.

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