Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science (산업디자인학과)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is the first and top science & technology research university in Korea. Founded in 1971 to raise elites in science & technology, critical for Koreas economic takeoff, KAIST has been the gateway to advanced science & technology, innovation, and a driving engine for the development of Korea for past 4 decades. KAIST is regularly ranked at 1st place in the Korean Joong-Ang Daily evaluation of universities nationwide. USNews place KAIST as the 7th best Asian university. QS World University Rankings placed KAIST 63rd overall and 24th in Engineering and Technology in 2012.
Since its establishment in 1986 as a unique design department in science and engineering disciplines, idKAIST (the Department of Industrial Design at KAIST) has been playing a leading role in creating effective and extra values of industrial products from the process of generating basic concepts to the final production of the products.
With a goal to cultivate "well-rounded industrial designers as generalists", the department offers education programs to build students' keen observation skills, broad knowledge, rich creativity, and superior form manageability which are required to lead a product development process by collaborating with other departments in various academic disciplines.
Furthermore, with a vision to nurture "world-class designers capable of creating innovative digital business by grasping hidden needs and desires of the users based on the understanding of the cutting-edge technology", the department also offers courses designed to foster students' scientific thinking skills and aesthetic creativity on the basis of their understanding of engineering. In the year of 2009, idKAIST has been listed in the top 30 Design Schools by Business Week.