• Welcome to Industrial Design

    at the Tshwane University of Technology

Industrial designers typically create finished products that emphasise the look, feel, safety and convenience of a product. They also understand manufacturing materials and processes making sure that products can be manufactured at the right price for the intended target market. The National Diploma: Three-Dimensional Design is an undergraduate qualification preparing graduates for a career in Industrial Design. Talented individuals who successfully complete this programme should be capable of providing junior level industrial design-related services. This may include being a member of a design and development team or a junior design entrepreneur.


  • State of the Art Equipment

    We have a range of advanced equipment ranging from 3D printers (Dimension uPrints and Fortus 250). Laser cutters (Epilog), CNC routers and individual work stations for each student which includes a computer running the relevant software.

  • Students Compete Internationally

    Our students compete internationally. In 2016 three students exhibited their work at the Global Grad Show at the Dubai Design Week.

  • Good Value for Money

    The Industrial Design Program at TUT is one of the lowest cost programs of its kind. Costs for equipment and materials are built into our fees.

  • Pretoria based

    We are the only institution based in Pretoria, that offers a qualification in Industrial Design.

  • Industry Linked

    As a program we aim to produce industry relevant graduates. We are hosted within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment and therefore interface with various engineering disciplines (Mechanical. Electrical, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering etc).

  • Relevant Software

    Students are taught on both industry leading software (Solidworks, Fusion 360, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop) as well as leading opensource software offerings (Blender 3D, Gimp, Inkscape)



Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Industrial Design
Tel: 012 382 5162/4282