Product Design towards Sustainability

This certificate combines functional design and environmental awareness. The core courses allow students to sharpen skills in technical 3D drawing/rendering and in creating specification sheets. Students also focus on designing viable projects, using different methods of drawing and modeling.
They learn to analyze, evaluate and critique design projects in terms of their sustainability.




Course List


Core courses

*Some courses may require advanced skills. Please check for prerequisites of individual courses in the LdM Academic Catalog, or write to for more information.

Technical Drawing 3 cr/45 hrs

Product Design II 3 cr/90 hrs

Sustainable Design 3 cr/60 hrs

Track courses (students are required to choose two courses from the following)

Aesthetics of Design: Theory and Practice 3 cr/45 hrs

Introduction to Environmental Issues 3 cr/45 hrs

Design Materials 3 cr/90 hrs



Dedicated computer labs to design prototypes in class

Lab for the construction of designs and objects

Continuously updated library of books and magazines