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Application information

The Bachelor of Industrial Design program has limited enrolment. Offers will be made progressively after all documentation has been evaluated.

Admissions requirements

Deadline: March 1st

Applications to the Bachelor of Industrial Design program are managed by the Undergraduate Admissions Department. Students are required to have completed the following courses (4U level unless otherwise indicated):

  • Advanced Functions
  • Physics
  • 4 additional credits

In addition, Calculus and Vectors, Design Technology, and Visual Arts are strongly recommended.

Applying to undergraduate studies

Portfolio submission

Deadline: April 1st

Applicants to the program are also required to submit a portfolio for review. Successful candidates are chosen from a large pool of applicants. In order to stand out, the design of your portfolio is important. Above all, your portfolio should show your ability to think and work creatively in both 2D and 3D, and to communicate this effectively.

The School of Industrial Design offers a straightforward digital-only online submission process. It is important to clearly follow format requirements to be considered for acceptance.

View portfolio guidelines

Information sessions

Bachelor of Industrial Design Information Sessions provide an opportunity for applicants to learn about the School and the BID program. The sessions include a presentation, a tour of the design studios, workshops and laboratories. Students are encouraged to bring their portfolio (work in progress) or early examples for feedback in a group discussion.

To book an information session, please email valerie.daley@carleton.ca

Start your application

Applications are managed by the Undergraduate Admissions Department, and portfolios are submitted separately to Slideroom.