Compare Top Industrial Design Degree Courses in Malaysia
There are 4 colleges and universities offering 4 Industrial Design Degree Courses.
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Mar, Jul, Sep, Nov
Malaysia's award-winning Premier Digital Tech University
FAQs about Studying an Industrial Design Degree in Malaysia
Industrial Design is the process of designing that is applied to products being manufactured through mass production.
Industrial Design seeks to address the needs of product design to be both creative and practical – in terms of logistics, physical limitations and financial feasibility. This field often provides design solutions to problems related to product appearance, function, ergonomics, marketing and branding.
A Degree in Industrial Design will equip you with the in-depth knowledge of design technologies and processes. You will also learn about the different design methodologies that are applied in various industries and product types.
To pursue a Degree in Industrial Design, the typical entry requirements are:
- A-Level: Minimum 2Es; or
- STPM: Minimum 2Cs; or
- Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60; or
- Foundation in Arts or Design: Minimum CGPA of 2.0; or
Most universities may also conduct a portfolio review or assessment prior to accepting you for their Industrial Design course. That being said, the entry requirements can still vary depending on the university, so be sure to do your research!
To pursue a Degree in Industrial Design, you need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent and a Pre-U qualification. You must also meet the minimum entry requirements of the university.
A Degree in Industrial Design is usually 3 – 4 years long.
Upon completing a Degree in Industrial Design, you will have several options:
- Enter the workforce immediately; or
- Pursue postgraduate studies in the relevant fields
Once you complete a Degree in Industrial Design, you can consider the following job options:
- Automotive Designer
- Furniture Designer
- Environmental Designer
- Consumer Product Designer
- Toy Designer
Different students may have different preferences when it comes to choosing the right university. Here are some questions to consider when making a decision.
- Is the institution’s Industrial Design course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)?
- Do you understand the fees of the course, and are the costs affordable to you?
- Are you comfortable with the location of the university?
- Have you visited the campus, and do you like the campus environment and facilities?
- What support services does the institution have to help you in and beyond university?
If you’re not sure if studying a Degree in Industrial Design is right for you, here are some articles that may help you:
- Your Guide to a Design Course in Malaysia
- 5 Practical Tips When Applying for College
- The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best College Programme (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
You can also explore our list of course guides to see if other degrees speak louder to you.
If you are an SPM leaver and you’re deciding which Pre-University or Foundation course to study, check out our comprehensive pre-university course guides. Alternatively, take our Course Recommender Quiz and get suggestions on which pre-university course you should take!