Product Design

Students Displaying Prototypes in Studio

About the Major

The Product Design major 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.

Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Associate Product Designer Target
Associate UX Designer Sentry Insurance
CMF Design Consultant Self-Employed
Design Specialist Woodchuck USA
Designer Associate Epimonia
Digital Imaging Services Assistant University of Minnesota
Footwear Design Intern Timberland
Human Factors Intern Medtronic
Industrial Designer Trek
Industrial Designer Case-Mate
Industrial Designer Gems
Kit Designer Brickmania LLC
Process Engineer/Product Desinger PrinterPrezz
Product Designer Self-Employed
Product Designer Summit Prototyping & Design
Solution Developer Analyst Avanade
User Experience Designer AVIA
User Experience Designer Medtronic
UX Architect Deluxe Corporation
UX Design Analyst Best Buy
UX Designer Medtronic
UX Designer Q-BA-MAZE Inc

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Programs and schools students enrolled in after graduation
Program School
Human Factors & Ergonomics University of Minnesota

Where students interned and gained experience during school

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

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

Top Employers

  • Best Buy
  • Case-Mate
  • Epimonia
  • Medtronic
  • Target
  • Timberland
  • University of Minnesota

Types of Employers

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

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