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Learn the way you like.


Electives allow you to dive deeper in your Areas of Interest as you journey through the EDI program. 

EDI students are required to take seven units of elective coursework.* At least two of these courses must be at the 400-level. Independent study or University-sponsored research can be used for two of the required elective credits, but it may only be applied during the first and/or second quarters of study. 

EDI students can explore a variety of perspectives on design, communications, and management through elective courses from the McCormick School of Engineering, the Kellogg School of Management, the Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications, and the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

*effective for the cohort starting fall 2020

Courses by Subject Area

Electives are always evolving but for a sense of how you might choose your depth, check out the list of current electives below.

Biomedical Engineering

Business Factors

Consumer Insights

Design Innovation

Design Innovation Education

  • DSGN 395 Engineering Education and Outreach


Human-Computer Interaction

Mechanical Engineering

Organizational Change

Sustainable Design

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