My name is tom Holbrook and I’m a soon-to-be graduating Mechanical Engineering student from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Canada. Throughout my undergrad I constantly found myself frustrated with the lack of space for “true” design and creative thinking in a mechanical engineering context, as my school simply does not stress that. It is with this, and a creative mind in tow, that I am aiming to pursue a Masters degree in either Product or Industrial Design, as these seem to be an ideal means to combine these interdisciplinary skills to advance my career.
I was wondering if anyone had any tips as to good schools or people to talk to regarding this? I know I’m at somewhat of a disadvantage given that I don’t have an undergraduate degree in ID or PD, but I have done a good job of maintaining creative work throughout my undergrad and have a decent portfolio to present.
Schools I was considering right now were Carleton (Ottawa, Canada), Stanford (California, US), and Liverpool, as I’ve heard these programs are prestigious and will yield results.
I would appreciate absolutely any input anyone can give me. I’m always willing to learn, and I have time.