Design and Industry

College of Creative Arts
Dean: Keith Morrison

Department of Design and Industry
FA 121
415-338-2211
E-mail: dai@sfsu.edu
Chair: Wan-Lee Cheng

Graduate Coordinator: John Dierke

Program Coordinators:
B.S.I.T.—Edwards
Design—Gomes
Teacher Credentials—Chen
B.V.E.—Dierke

Faculty

Professors—Bebee, Cheng, Dierke, Edwards

Associate Professors—Chen, Donnelly, Gomes, Iandoli

Assistant Professor—Long

Lecturers—Noble, Weir

Programs

B.A. in Industrial Arts
B.A. in Industrial Arts: Concentration in Product Design and Development
B.S. in Industrial Technology
Bachelor of Vocational Education (B.V.E.)
Minor in Industrial Arts
M.A. in Industrial Arts


Program Scope

The Department of Design and Industry (DAI) offers a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, a Bachelor of Vocational Education, a Minor in Industrial Arts, and a Master of Arts in Industrial Arts.

The Bachelor of Arts is an interdisciplinary program which provides the student with an opportunity to develop an individualized course of study in the areas of design, graphic/visual communications, technology, and industrial and technology education. Under the guidance of a DAI adviser, each student develops a major program including a departmental colloquium; a minimum of 21-22 units of DAI core courses; a 24-unit minimum technology-related area; and support courses. The individual program can be based upon a technical concentration acquired in a community college or an equivalent technical program to be completed during the degree work at San Francisco State University.

Students who are considering teaching Industrial and Technology Education (Industrial Arts) should consult a Design and Industry adviser before planning their majors. Specific courses and a competency assessment are required for admission to the credential program in this area.

The Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Arts with Concentration in Product Design and Development is another option for students who intend to focus their studies in product-oriented design. The 55-unit concentration mainly deals with the proliferation of industrial goods and services which incorporate the study of the nature and processing of materials, marketing, and aesthetics.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) is a management-oriented technical curricula built upon a program of studies drawn from the Departments of Design and Industry, Business Analysis and Computing Systems, Mathematics, and Management. The Bachelor of Science prepares students for technical leadership responsibilities with a broad variety for industries including manufacturing, communication, transportation, and utility services. Graduates in the field of industrial technology are prepared to function as technical managers in industry. Preparation in the BSIT requires the student to choose an emphasis in product development and manufacturing technology, graphic communication technology, or electronics technology.

The Bachelor of Vocational Education degree option in the department is governed by Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations and legislation known as the Swan Bill. The BVE curriculum is an individualized program, designed to develop the necessary competencies of a vocational teacher. All components of the program are intended to provide the vocational teacher with the concepts behind organization, management, and evaluation skills necessary to implement and supervise a planned program of vocational education. A sequence of course work is designed by advisement in the student's teaching area of specialization.

The Master of Arts in Industrial Arts offers two programs--one for the industry professional and one for the public school teacher. The two programs have the same general requirements but differ in courses taken and goals pursued. Students with a wide range of backgrounds work with a graduate adviser to design M.A. programs which meet their career goals. The student who already has an interdisciplinary B.A., usually continues deeper into the original B.A. disciplines. The student who enters with a single subject B.A., perhaps from another university, frequently looks toward specific employment and adds course work in a second discipline.

The Minor in Industrial Arts is designed to provide non-major undergraduates with a broad exposure to industry and technology. Students will be able to obtain professional and technical skills needed for entry-level employment in a wide range of industrial occupations.

Faculty

The faculty of the Department of Design and Industry are highly qualified technology and design practitioners. The faculty comes from many institutions of higher learning across the nation. Each individual possesses unique skills and preparation; teaching as well as advising responsibilities are always assigned to faculty members based on individual strengths.

The department has also maintained a pool of lecture faculty to provide additional strength in many instructional areas. Their experiences and involvement with industry and technology have been valuable assets to the program. Faculty members in the department are constantly participating in short courses, workshops, and conferences to upgrade themselves in the new and changing technologies. Furthermore, faculty is heavily involved with applied technical research and/or design and development activities for the purpose of instructional improvement, technical advancement, and professional contribution.

Facilities

The Department of Design and Industry is housed in the Fine Arts Building on the western edge of the campus. The facilities house seven technical laboratories, a computer-aided design/drafting center, a computer-aided manufacturing center, and a computer-integrated multimedia center. Well equipped technical laboratories are designed for the study of manufacturing, material science, graphic communication, product design and development, research and development and electronics. Contemporary technologies, such as computer graphics, computer-integrated manufacturing, digital electronics, and automation systems are incorporated into the instructional/learning environment. In addition, the technical research laboratory is an integral part of the facility which provides faculty as well as students with space and equipment to conduct and engage in applied technical research, design, and development activities.

Career Outlook

Business and Industry

Middle Management
Product Development
Sales-Buyer
Purchasing
Field Service
Technical Services
Job Development Training
Market Research
Production Coordinator
Quality Control
Research Technician

Design

Product Design
Visual/Graphic Communication

Education

Teaching
Curriculum Specialist
Supervision
Administration

Advising

During the first semester and/or prior to admission to the department, all students are required to enroll in DAI 370, Colloquium. The first requirement of the Colloquium is to meet with an adviser and complete a "Major/minor contract."

During matriculation and prior to the semester of graduation, students must check with their adviser regarding programs made on their contract and program goal.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INDUSTRIAL ARTS

For General Education requirements, students in this major should consult with advisers to select General Education science-mathematics courses appropriate to the area of emphasis. The department colloquium must be taken in the first semester of residence.

Online course descriptions are available.

Core Courses Units
DAI 300 Design I 3
DAI 370 Colloquium 3
DAI 505 Industrial Development 3
Units selected from the following (must choose from different groups): 6
DAI 110 The Arts of Industry or
  DAI 210   Industrial Science
DAI 323 Industrial Visuals or
  DAI 324   Industrial Communication
DAI 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design or
  DAI 424   Product Illustration
Units selected from the following: 6-7
DAI 321 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
DAI 332 Electric Energy (4)
DAI 342 Metals Manufacturing Technology I
DAI 344 Plastics Technology I
DAI 326 Graphic Reproduction Technology I
DAI 423 Applied Graphics Design
Total for core 21-22
Technical Emphasis
Courses selected with approval of Design and Industry adviser
24
Total for major 45-46

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Arts: Concentration in Product Design and Development

The concentration provides the most focused study of design within the DAI Department and deals with the proliferation of industrial goods and services. The concentration is interdisciplinary, incorporating the study of the nature and processing of materials, marketing, and aesthetics. The design concentration prepares students for work throughout industry where change is structured. Operations, research and development, community planning, and design research are examples of career areas for design students.

Prerequisites Units
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics 3
PHYS 102 Conceptual Physics Laboratory 1
ACCT 300 Accounting and Finance Reporting 3
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-Majors 3
Total for prerequisites 10
MKTG 431 Marketing 3
Core Requirements (listed under B.A. program) 21-22
Concentration
DAI 356 History of Design/Technology 3
DAI 321 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DAI 342 Metals Manufacturing Technology I 3
DAI 344 Plastics Technology I 3
DAI 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design or 3
  DAI 424   Product Illustration
DAI 406 Model Development Laboratory 3
DAI 400 Design II 3
Total for concentration 21
Total for major 55-56

NOTE: Courses taken to fulfill core requirements may be substituted with other courses by advisement.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

The BSIT is designed for the student who demonstrates the aptitude and promise for high level technical work with related administrative and management responsibility. Prospective students should consult with the BSIT coordinator or the department chairperson prior to submitting an application for admission to San Francisco State University.

Online course descriptions are available.

Prerequisite Units
MATH 107 Plane Trigonometry (or equivalent) 3
Basic Requirements
This portion of the program should be completed prior to initiation of the Industrial Technology emphasis. (Note: Students are encouraged to consider completing the Minor in Business Administration. Students should consult with an adviser before enrolling in the business management sequence.)
Mathematics and Science
BA 110 Mathematical Analysis for Business 1 or 3
  MATH 110   Mathematics for Business Analysis
BA 212 Business Statistics 1 or 3
  MATH 124   Elementary Statistics
CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry 3
CHEM 102 Survey of Chemistry Laboratory 1
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics 3
PHYS 102 Conceptual Physics Laboratory 1
Total mathematics and science sequence 14
Business Management
ACCT 300 Accounting and Finance Reporting 3
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-Majors 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 1 3
MGMT 610 Human Resource Management 3
Courses in Management on advisement 6
Total business management sequence 18
Total basic requirements 32
Core Requirements
In addition to the basic requirements, the following are required of all students. NOTE: the departmental colloquium must be taken during the first semester of attendance in Design and Industry.
Foundation Courses
DAI 110 The Arts of Industry or 3
  DAI 210   Industrial Science
Professional Courses
DAI 300 Design I 3
DAI 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design or 3
  DAI 321   Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
DAI 324 Industrial Communications 3
DAI 370 Colloquium 3
DAI 510 Industrial Quality Control 2
DAI 505 Industrial Development 3
Total core requirements 20
Professional Emphasis (see below) 21-22
Total for major 76-77
Professional Emphases
Each student is required to complete course work in one of three professional emphases.
Product Development and Manufacturing Technology
DAI 332 Electric Energy 4
DAI 342 Metals Manufacturing Technology I 3
DAI 344 Plastics Technology I 3
DAI 400 Design II 3
DAI 460 Automated Manufacturing Systems 2
Two courses selected on advisement 6
Total for emphasis 21
Graphic Communication
DAI 323 Industrial Visuals 3
DAI 326 Graphic Reproduction Technology I 3
DAI 423 Applied Graphics Design 3
DAI 626 Microcomputer Applications in Graphic Communication Technology 3
Three courses selected on advisement 9
Total for emphasis 21
Electronics Technology
DAI 332 Electric Energy 4
DAI 430 Industrial Controls 3
DAI 432 Electronics I 3
DAI 532 Applied Digital Electronics 3
Three courses selected on advisement 9
Total for emphasis 22

BACHELOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

San Francisco State University in cooperation with the State Department of Education, as provided by the Swan Bill, offers work leading to the bachelor's degree with a major in vocational education. The major consists of a minimum of 60 semester units which include courses taken in the vocational teacher training program as established by the state plan for vocational trade and vocational education; the units recommended by the evaluation committee as provided by the Swan Bill; and selected courses upon advisement. Interested students should go to the Department of Design and Industry, FA 121.

MINOR IN INDUSTRIAL ARTS

One half of the course work for the minor must be taken at the upper division level.

Program Units
DAI 110 The Arts of Industry 3
DAI 323 Industrial Visuals 3
One of the following courses upon approval of adviser 3
DAI 210 Industrial Science
DAI 300 Design I
DAI 370 Colloquium 3
Courses selected with approval of DAI adviser 12
Total for minor 24

MASTER OF ARTS IN INDUSTRIAL ARTS

Graduate Advisers—Bebee, Chen, Cheng, Dierke, Donnelly, Edwards, Gomes, Iandoli, Long, Veeder

The department offers the Master of Arts in Industrial Arts. This curriculum provides students with the opportunity to:

This program is designed for students who want to:

Students pursuing this program come from a variety of occupational areas including: education, service occupations, manufacturing, product design, visual/graphic communications, electronics, construction, power and energy, transportation, and small business entrepreneurship. The commonality that ties the program together is technology. Employment opportunities include preparation for career advancement/enhancement through advanced study in technology and related disciplines, acquisition of additional technical skills and continued research and development activity.

Admission to Program

Students who intend to work toward the Master of Arts in Industrial Arts must meet general university requirements and complete a Design and Industry Department Graduate Student Information Form in addition to the regular CSU Graduate Admission Application in order to be considered for conditionally classified admission into the program. Students entering this program normally present an undergraduate major in industrial arts, industrial technology, or a technology related subject major. The department does accept students with other undergraduate majors in cases where students desire to make career changes and/or wish to do advanced study in design or technology related subject matter for enhancing career development and professional growth. For non-majors, twelve (12) additional units, minimum, are required by advisement encompassing such areas as design; graphic/visual communications; and basic tools, materials, processes knowledge and skills. For a copy of the Design and Industry Department Graduate Student Information Form write or call the Department of Design and Industry Office.

Advancement to Candidacy

A student is advanced to candidacy for a degree when the Graduate Approved Program (GAP) is accepted and approved by the Dean of the Graduate Division. All conditions placed on conditionally classified status must be satisfied before a student develops a GAP. It should be filed in the semester immediately preceding registration for the final six units of graduate work. It is the student's responsibility to monitor his/her own progress and to work with appropriate department advisers filling out appropriate university forms as necessary and meeting published deadlines.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

As stated in the Graduate Education section of the university Bulletin, each graduate student must demonstrate the ability to write American English correctly and effectively. Following university policy, the Design and Industry Department has two levels of assessment.

Level One: Students must complete a department approved essay examination; students who demonstrate by examination that they need additional work writing American English will be referred to appropriate resources on campus and additional course work in the English area will be added to their Graduate Approved Program unit total upon consultation and in coordination with the DAI department graduate coordinator. Level Two: Students can meet this requirement by the successful completion of the written phase of the culminating experience work that is part of either the Creative Work Project (DAI 894), or the Master's Thesis (DAI 898).

NOTE: It is Department of Design and Industry policy that a student must submit and have a comprehensive written proposal approved at the department level within one semester prior to enrolling in either the DAI 894, Creative Work Project, or DAI 898, Master's Thesis.

Online course descriptions are available. Upper division courses may be selected with prior approval of the graduate adviser.

Program Units
DAI 700 Introduction to Graduate Study 3
Selections from the following graduate courses in Design and Industry as approved by the graduate adviser 12
DAI 705 Seminar in Industrial Technology
DAI 750 Seminar in Industrial Education
DAI 752 Selected Problems in Industrial Education
DAI 755 Seminar in Administration
DAI 800 Seminar in Design
DAI 805 Selected Problems in Design
DAI 852 Directed Experience in Design and Industry
One of the following: 3
DAI 894 Creative Work Project
DAI 898 Master's Thesis
Supporting upper division or graduate courses in Design and Industry or in other areas as approved by graduate major adviser 12
Minimum total 30


Footnotes

  1. Meets partial requirements for the Minor in Business Administration.


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