Bachelor of Science — Product Design
Stanford's Joint Program in Design dates from 1958, when it was started by Professor Robert McKim.
The Program is jointly offered by the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Department of Art and Art History. Over the years, it has graduated hundreds of undergraduates.
Product design focuses on the conception and design of product experiences for the benefit of society. It encourages creativity, craftsmanship and personal expression while serving larger goals of common good. Students studying Product Design generally follow the Mechanical Engineering curriculum and focus on a process that resolves constraints arising from technical, human, aesthetic and business concerns. The course work provides the skills necessary to carry projects from initial concept to completion of working prototypes.
For more information on this major, please see the Stanford Bulletin and the Undergraduate Handbook. Students graduating with this degree will confer a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering with a sub-plan in Product Design.