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Bachelor of Science in Integrated Design


Bachelor of Science in Integrated Design (ITD) is an emerging interdisciplinary program that provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to design that combines and strengthens different globally renowned fields of design and design studies, such as immersive, interactive, and innovative design. The ITD Program is developed to be recognized as a reputable discipline in the region for training and preparing students with distinct skills that respond to local needs and have a long-lasting impact, locally and globally, on user experience and quality of life. The program is the first interdisciplinary design program in the region. Also, it is the first design program that is proposed to be open for male and female students in a public university in Saudi Arabia. The multidisciplinary strength of KFUPM will allow academics with different specialties from various and dynamic fields to enrich and deliver a leading design-focused program in accordance with global best practices.

The ITD Program’s alignment with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 comes from its planned goals to support technological needs by focusing on interdisciplinary fields of study of design and user experience, which eventually lead to global recognition. The multidisciplinary environment at KFUPM is conducive to the development of a design program that is practical, and research driven. The ITD Program aims to lead in providing commercialization opportunities for its entrepreneurial graduates. Furthermore, it will expand the university's expertise into new fields such as game design and development, object-oriented design, graphics, interactive and immersive design, and communication. The new Bachelor of Science in Integrated Design will be the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and the region. Its graduates will be able to create innovative designs for some of today's most pressing issues as well as other areas that improve human living standards and quality of life.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Design are for the graduates to satisfy the following within a few years of graduation:

  1. Progress their careers in engaging in entrepreneurship or working in governmental or private sectors related to design and design technology.
  2. Create full-scale designs to clients by showing design skills, processes, and communications.
  3. Advance their careers by demonstrating leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork and communication skills.
  4. Develop their professional career through self-learning or advanced degrees.
Student Outcomes

The Integrated Design (BS) students by the time of graduation will have the ability to:

  1. Recognize social, cultural, and technological needs and values and their influence on design. (Global Citizen)
  2. Explain basics of design and its related skills such as thinking processes and practices, and problem-solving techniques. (Design Awareness)
  3. Develop and conduct appropriate research, analysis, and problem-solving strategies through creative processes to conceptualize and develop innovative design solutions. (Design thinking and process)
  4. Attain proficiency in using the latest computational design and technology tools associated with multidisciplinary design. (Computational and IT capabilities)
  5. Create innovative and meaningful simple and complex design solutions that respond to local and global issues. (Design Product)
  6. Communicate design ideas effectively using various forms of communication, including visual, physical, digital, verbal, and written. (Design communication)
  7. Apply and abide by the ethical and professional responsibilities and make informed judgments considering the impact of designs in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. (Professional responsibility)
  8. Collaborate effectively on designs with multi-disciplinary teams and create an inclusive environment for all team members. (Interdisciplinary teamwork and leadership)
  9. Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning and develop the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. (Life-long learning)