Career

Your Future

We groom our students to become expert innovators and master problem-solvers. These attributes make you highly valuable in almost every industry.

Our students typically become industrial designers, interaction designers, brand and packaging designers, design managers, product managers and innovation consultants, amongst other positions. It is also possible for industrial designers to rise to corporate leadership levels in the areas of creative innovation or design. These are highly-coveted posts like Chief Designer, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) etc.

Armed with design, business and technological knowledge, you will be well-positioned to serve R&D companies, technology startups, design consultancies, service industries, marketing sectors and government agencies as well as design education.

What Have Our Past Graduates Been Up To

The broad-based nature of our curriculum had successfully provided graduates with broad career choices in fields of design and innovation.

They have gone on to work as designers of domestic appliances, consumer electronics, retail systems, vehicles, furniture, home and commercial interiors, sports equipment, fashion apparel, medical equipment, mobile apps and interfaces, food, and even entirely new business models. Some have also gone on to work as art directors and design curators. Likewise, you will have these choices and more for your career path.

Some of the companies that employed our graduates include:

DESIGN
ASUS
BMW Group DesignworksUSA
Creative Technology
Dell
Design Exchange
Design Insight
Electrolux (USA)
GRO (Netherlands)
Hewlett-Packard
Lawton & Yeo
Lenovo (China)
Motorola
Nokia (Finland)
One & Co (USA)
OutofStock
Osim
Orcadesign
P&G
Panasonic
Philips
Shimano
Singapore Airlines
Tupperware (USA)
Xentiq
Zibadesign (USA)

Marketing
Epson
Energizer
Luxasia
Nike
Nokia
UOB

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
A*Star SIMTech
DesignSingpaore Council
Nanyang Polytechnic
SCDF
Singapore Polytechnic
Strait Times News
MOE (D&T teacher)

Further studies
TU Delft, Netherlands
Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands
Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Kieo University, Japan
National University of Singapore
Royal College of Art, UK

What About Start Ups

The entrepreneurial spirit is one of the core mindsets of design and innovation, and therefore very central to the design of our curriculum. We are proud to share that within our short history, several of our graduates have successfully established their own firms. Here are a few examples:

DesignInsight

OutofStock Design

Cilicon Faytory

Studio juju

Yong Jieyu Studio

Hans Tan Studio

Glo Innovation

Photo Credit: Yong Jieyu, Joe Tan and Wong Kok Keong

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  1. i wish to know the admission procedure,eligibility,the course fees(B.A INDUSTRIAL DESIGN) for indian students and also the facilities for hostel accomodation

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