Industrial designers conceptualize and produce designs for a wide variety of products and systems (for example, furniture, electronics, appliances, tools, automobiles, sporting goods, architectural details, signage) (alis). Industrial designers conceptualize and produce designs for manufactured products. They are employed by manufacturing industries and private design firms or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification).

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The University of Manitoba does not offer a program in Industrial Design. Related programs that are offered include Engineering or Environmental Design. To learn about these programs visit the University of Manitoba Academic Calendar & Course Catalogue and to determine which degree path suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant. For support with course registration and academic issues, speak with an Academic Advisor

Please also view the links below to learn about Industrial Design programs in Canada. 

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Information for foreign-trained Industrial Designers - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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