Head of Department, Associated Professor Dr. sc. ing. Anita Geriņa-Ancāne
The Department of Industrial Design (IDK) has developed and is implementing a professional bachelor's program «Industrial Design» with the aim of training industrial design engineers in the Latvian economy who would be able to provide innovative solutions in mechanical engineering companies, as well as work as sole proprietors. The teaching staff of the department is young, knowledgeable and creative, who want to transfer their knowledge and skills to future professionals.
Our motto of inspiration - «Go to life for great goals without losing humanity».
In study year 2020/ 2021 the first students graduated from the industrial design program, obtaining a professional Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design with the qualification of an Industrial Design Engineer.
The topics of students 'diploma theses are from students' internships or self-identified problem situations, which were thoroughly researched and solved by potential users and professionals, researched alternatives available on the market, resulting in solutions that address the main needs of consumers. The end result was product prototypes with cost estimates.
Diāna Ivaškeviča Lifting and Lowering Curtain System
Kristīne Miķelsone Establishment of an Anti - Personnel Minesweeper for Military Training Purposes
Angelina Ovčiņnikova Sheet Music Leaf Spreader
Dāvis Petrovics Improvement of Fire Safety Device for People with Hearing Impairments
Kaspars Tuņa Multifunctional Playground for Children with Movement Disorders
Study Course Projects
Within the framework of several study courses, students of the industrial design program work on the development of various industrial products and their design elements, starting from sketching and visualization up to the development of technical drawings and technical documentation. Later, in those where load calculations are also performed, the technological process of product manufacturing is studied.
Student Scientific and Research Works
Involvement of students in research work already in bachelor's level studies promotes understanding of the importance of research work in the processes of creating innovative design products, promoting the development of information gathering and analysis skills.