UJ Industrial Design

UJ Industrial Design

Industrial designers use drawings, models and computer programmes to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality of a broad range of products, from once-off furniture items to mass-produced goods such as gaming consoles, kitchen appliances and mobile phones.

The Department of Industrial Design offers a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design.

The Department also offers a BA Honours in Industrial Design Degree for those who have already successfully completed a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design.

The Department’s facilities include a comprehensive workshop that allows students to manufacture almost any prototype.

Career Opportunities

Graduates enter the following career paths:

  • Member of a design team at a design consultancy
  • Member of an in-house design team at a manufacturing company
  • Manufacturer of products
  • Designer/maker
  • Model maker
  • Illustrator

Please note: The estimated budget for materials, books, printing and other consumables is R18 000 and payable to various service providers outside of the university when required. This is a variable cost and dependent on the individual student’s ability to work within the constraints of specified projects. This cost is not to be confused with the tuition fee which is a fixed cost and payable directly to the University of Johannesburg.

Admission Requirements for the BA Industrial Design (B8ID1Q)

    • Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score
    • Submission of a prescribed portfolio once the application form has been processed

Recommended school subjects: Mathematics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Design, Mechanical Technology, Consumer Studies and History.

Average Point Score (APS)

A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme.

Min APS Languages Mathematics/



Other requirements



Submission of
a specified portfolio





Language of teaching and learning Other recognised language


Maths Lit


(50 – 59%)


(50 – 59%)


(50 – 59%)


Maths Lit:5