Product Design

About the Major

Product design is about creating the future in the form of new objects, systems and services. It is inherently creative and interdisciplinary blending design, engineering, business, art, and humanities. Students in this major will gain experience generating, visualizing, and prototyping innovative concepts. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Design Researcher
  • Industrial Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Product Developer
  • Product Engineer
  • User Experience Designer

Types of Employers

  • Consumer product companies
  • Industrial product companies
  • Product design consulting firms
  • Marketing firms
  • Medical device companies

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

Search for students' previously completed experiences related to this major (to get ideas- not to get a list of openings) at: z.umn.edu/experiencedatabase. Database is updated through Summer 2018 semester only.

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

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