Building Products and Systems Design Course, Career and Eligibility

The Master of Design Building Products and Systems program synthesizes a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach with a strong emphasis on the hands-on experimentation working in collaboration with emergent technologies and industrial partnerships. The goal of this program is to provide future product designers with thorough knowledge and skills in the field of industrial design: specifically, the design of products that are part of built spaces. The program builds on the human-centered design approach to problem-solving, starting with the people one is designed for and ends with new creative solutions balancing aesthetics, product performance, sustainability and ease of manufacturing.





5 year/2 year

Exam type




Admission process

Through eligible  Entrance exam 

Courses and Eligibility





B.Des 5 years passed 12 th from a recognized board  with 60%aggregate marks CEPT Aptitude test
M.Des 2 years
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or Design (Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Exhibition Design) or equivalent, awarded upon completion of a course of minimum four years duration, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture recognized by the Council of Architecture, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Technology (five-year program) or BE (Civil), BE(Mechanical), BE(Production), OR
  • Diploma in Interior Design of four years duration (12 + 4), provided that the program is considered equivalent to a four-year degree program by the Equivalence Committee of CEPT University
  • Note a minimum of 55% aggregate marks for General category candidates and 50% aggregate marks for reserved categories candidates.
CEPT Aptitude Test

Top Recruiters:

  • Adani Group
  • Atkin Global 
  • CBRE
  • Ernst & Young
  • Evosys
  • Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd.
  • GIJ
  • ILFS Edu
  • JLL
  • Kalpataru Power
  • KPMG
  • Marathon Media
  • Meru cab
  • Mott McDonald
  • PWC 
  • Reliance
  • Shapoorji Pallonji
  • Synergy Group

Admission Process:

Stage 1

Scrutiny for eligibility: All applications received will be scrutinized based on information provided/uploaded in the application forms. This scrutiny is to check whether the applicant meets the eligibility criteria. Only those applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and pass the scrutiny will be considered for Stage 2 (Aptitude Test).

Stage 2

Aptitude Test: All eligible applicants will be called for the CEPT aptitude test. It is mandatory for all the eligible applicants to appear in the aptitude test to be conducted by CEPT University for considering in the merit list of admission. Absence in any test will disqualify the applicant from admission.

The Aptitude Test will be made up of 2 Modules:

  • Module 1: Drawing based on Visual Perception
  • Module 2: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

Stage 3

Preparation of merit list: Candidates will be selected based on an aggregate score of HSC and performance in the aptitude test at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

The final list of merit order would be based on the following weightage:

  • Aptitude Test Score Weightage - 70%
  • HSC Aggregate Score Weightage - 30%


The syllabus and the courses for the field of Product Design vary from colleges to colleges and is independent on the level of (UG or PG) at which the course is being offered. The few common topics over which the course is based here areas :

  • Product Photography
  • Elements of Design
  • Creativity Techniques
  • Creative Writings for Designers
  • Digital Illustration Techniques
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Digital Modeling and Animation
  • Design Thinking and Need Identification
  • Product Ergonomics
  • Mechanism Design
  • 3D Modelling and Product Detailing
  • Basic Electronics for Design
  • Computer-Aided Industrial Design

Skills Required:

The skills required for the profile of the product design are :

  • A good eye for the details.
  • Well-developed technical and more creative skills.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • IT skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.

Career and Job prospect:

Job Profile Job Description Annual Salary
Product Designer Product designers use their design skills and technical knowledge to improve the way that existing products work and look, and/or produce them at a lower cost. They may also be involved in designing entirely new products. 6-7 lakhs
Packaging designer Package designers work with clients and creative teams to develop eye-catching, cost-effective and safe packaging for products. They usually brainstorm, sketch and re-design their concepts based on client needs. 5-6 lakhs
Industrial Designer Industrial/product designers are responsible for the design, creation, testing, and development of new products. These guys utilize their specialist knowledge and practical experience of creative design and engineering to produce functional, effective and aesthetically-pleasing products. 6-8 lakhs


Q: What is the duration of the UG Course?
Generally there is three or four years dedicated to the undergraduate program but in this building product and System design 5 years is allowed to the course.

Q: What are the top recruiters of this design course?
There are lot of companies that recruit these designers mainly the product based companies namely Adani Group Atkin Global CBRE CRISIL Ernst & Young Evosys Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd. GIZ GODREJ ILFS Edu JLL Kalpataru Power KPMG Marathon Media

Q: What is the evaluation process of admission into CEPT?
 In order to select the best and most diverse set of candidates for our program, the selection procedures and criteria are designed to ensure parity of evaluation and eliminate – to the extent possible – biases inherent in any selection procedure. Evaluations are carried out by different individuals in different stages, according to a common framework of evaluation and the results are independently collated to produce the final merit list of selected candidates.

The Evaluation is conducted in multiple stages by the Admission Committee set up by the Faculty of Design. Each stage carries specific weightage:

Q: What are the stages on which evaluation take place?
 Academic Performance in the UG Course: 5%

  • Work Experience: 10%
  • Portfolio: 5%
  • FD PG Common Design Aptitude Test: 30%
  • FD PG Subject Specific Design Aptitude Test: 50%

Q: What are the top skills to get into this designing course.
There are some important skills which you need to master few are given below:

The skills required for the profile of the product design are :

  • A good eye for the details.
  • Well-developed technical and more creative skills.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • IT skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.

Q: What are the reservation Criteria
 Minimum of 55% aggregate marks for General category candidates and 50% aggregate marks for reserved categories candidates.


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