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Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5233

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Industrial Design Technology/AAS

The Industrial Design Technology (IND) program is designed to provide students with a wide variety of valuable skills enabling them to utilize a number of 2D, 3D and animation/simulation software packages in several diverse fields. Job titles for graduates of this program include design manager, animation developer, industrial design systems manager, industrial product designer, project manager, CAD/CAM programmer and mechanical designer.

The Industrial Design Technology Program Educational Objectives are as Follows

  • Graduates should be able to be employed in entry-level positions as industrial designers, CAD animation technicians, junior/senior quality assurance inspectors, skilled/junior testing technicians, CAD simulation technicians and quality technicians.
  • Graduates should be able to be enrolled in a four-year Industrial Design/Mechanical Engineering/Technology-related program to continue their study.
  • Graduates should practice effective oral, written and graphical communication skills.

The core of the program is a sequence of courses in CAD, beginning with the fundamental concepts of orthographic projection. Students begin to utilize CAD in the first and second semesters of a sequence with an emphasis on three-dimensional design. In the third semester, students learn industrial design processes and animation. They also learn to utilize CAD and other design software to produce technical illustrations which can be integrated into conventional computer-based publications. In the final semester, students learn to utilize one or more additional CAD software packages appropriate to industrial product design and to transfer CAD data to computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems.They learn to apply engineering design methodologies to real-world engineering problems using computer simulation and animation.

Building on the fundamental concepts of mathematics and physics, the program also develops the student’s creative problem-solving capabilities with courses in strength of materials and computer programming. In addition, a course in engineering materials gives the student a storehouse of practical knowledge about the behavior of materials. Finally, a course in industrial design processes provides students with an opportunity to utilize all of these capabilities to carry out original design projects similar to those encountered in industry.

Employers of graduates of this program include industrial product design companies, automotive industry, aerospace industry, architecture and construction companies, Scott Jordan Furniture Inc., Con Edison, National Grid, Verizon, Comco Plastics Inc., Metallized Carbon Co. and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

While the primary purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment, graduates may transfer to a variety of four-year degree programs in technology, industrial design or other fields. Program graduates are eligible for the bachelor of technology in Computer Engineering Technology (formerly called electromechanical engineering technology) offered at City Tech. Students considering transfer to other colleges are urged to consult with the program coordinator or other faculty members as soon as possible in order to select courses which will provide the maximum possible number of potential transfer credits. In all cases, actual transfer of credit depends on the policies of the receiving institution.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

27-28 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE2 (4 COURSES, 14-15 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1275 or higher3 College Algebra and Trigonometry 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)

PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics I: Calculus Based
4

5

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (4 COURSES, 13 CREDITS)

Select one course each from any three of the following groups9

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World6

Any Approved Course

Writing Intensive Requirement4

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 33 CREDITS
IND 1112 Engineering Drawing I2
IND 2313 Industrial Design I2
IND 2304 Advanced Solids Modeling2
IND 2305 Industrial Management2
IND 2340 Engineering Structures2
IND 2401 Furniture Design2
IND 2406 CAD Plant Layout2
IND 2410 Industrial Design II3
IND 2420 Engineering Animation and Presentation2
MECH 1101 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory1
MECH 1201 Computer-Aided Manufacturing Systems3
MECH 1222 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics2
MECH 1233 Statics and Strength of Materials3
MECH 1240 Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering Technology2
MECH 2322 Engineering Materials3
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1275 or higher5 College Algebra and Trigonometry Met as GenEd
PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics I: Calculus Based


Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 or higher PrecalculusMet as GenEd
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 33
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 27-28
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 60-61

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.

2 Specific courses listed indicate double duty courses, i.e., program degree requirements that also meet general education requirements in that category.

3 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1275 must take MAT 1175 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4.

4 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

5 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 must take MAT 1175, and/or MAT 1275 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8.

6 Students planning to attend the BTech in Mechanical Engineering Technology program should consider taking MAT 1475 in the summer.