Advanced Product Design Studies

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Advanced Design Studies train students to become qualified design professionals capable of improving the creation, development, use and consumption of industrial and service products through integrated deployment of creative, expressive, technological, research and educational skills.

The Advanced Product Design program qualifies students to materially and formally configure industrial products.

Product designers participate in the process of product creation and are responsible for finding the solutions appropriate for specific uses and that take into account technical, production, economic, environmental and sociocultural viability.


These studies are being phased out. Please see our other academic programs instead.

Advanced Product Design Studies

1st year (90 credits) (phased out)
2nd year (78 credits) (phased out)

3rd year (72 credits)
- Professional Environment (6 credits)
- Business Management (6 credits)
- Interdisciplinary Project (27 credits)
- Optional Courses (27 credits)
- Electives (14 credits)

The internship (30 credits) can be distributed throughout one or more academic years, depending on the different programs and the availability of companies, studios or workshops.

Final Project

The deadline for submitting and defending the final project will be the first semester of the academic year following successful completion of all the courses on the curriculum for a given specialization (3 credits).
1 credit =10 class hours

Optional courses for academic year 2010-11

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Product designers, as experts in the conception and production of objects, are responsible for finding the formulas appropriate for their different, specific uses, in solutions that take into account attractiveness, graphic and ideographic aptness and technical, production, economic, environmental and sociocultural viability.

In addition to having in-depth knowledge of the industrial elements and means that allow production of the designed product, they must also be capable of carrying out interdisciplinary work, collecting information and communicating ideas.

By the same token, they must be capable of generating and communicating proposals that enrich the sociocultural milieu and are in tune with the sensibility of the target group.

The academic qualification obtained upon successfully completing this program of study is equivalent, to all effects, to a 3-year university degree or diplomatura.