Education > Undergraduate Program


Freshman: Foundation Level

Students take foundational classes in the areas of science, engineering, the humanities, and design.

Sophomore: Introductory Level

Students learn about form principles and visual language. They explore the history and present state of design and learn various communication and presentation skills. They also extend their engineering knowledge and study the basic elements of product design.

Junior: Development Level

Students acquire the ability to accomplish design projects focused on marketing and production, and build their comprehension of modern industrial systems.

Senior: Integration Level

Students learn to use design philosophy and ethics as professional designers, and they acquire the ability to accomplish complex design projects.
  Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Spring Semester Elective Major Course   Introduction to Industrial Design Design Methodology Theory of New Product Design
Presentation Techniques Web Design Mutimedia Design II
  Interface Design Product-Environment Design
  CAD & 3D Modeling Special Topics in Design
    Design Communication
Mandatory Major Course   2-Dimensional Design Product Design Factors Product Design System
3-Dimensional Design   Integrated Design I
Elective Basic Course Design & Living      
Fall Semester Elective Major Course   Digital Design Graphics Space Design Edutainment Design
Product Design Engineering Multimedia Design I Design Critique
Photo Techniques Interaction Design Interactive Space
  Information Design  
  Design Human Factors  
Mandatory Major Course   Product Design Fundamentals Product Design Program Design Professional Practice
    Integrated Design II
Elective Basic Course Idea & Expression      
Undergraduate Thesis


ID KAIST Application

Among freshman students who have been selected through normal KAIST admission procedures, approximately 30 students are chosen, based on consideration of their grades, aptitudes, and capabilities. Applicants to the industrial design major are advised to take fundamental design courses during their freshman year.

KAIST Admission for international applicants

KAIST considers a number of factors when determining admission, including the candidate's academic achievements, potential, interpersonal skills, personal accomplishments, integrity, and leadership abilities. To determine academic achievements, the review committee considers the level of studies completed in math and science classes, the quality of achievements, and the characteristics of institutions attended.
Required Documents
- Admission requirements are subject to change. Please visit the KAIST admissions website for international applicants and carefully check the guidelines. (
- Korean citizens must apply for Korean admissions. (

Requisites for Graduation

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