Applied Design


There are a variety of classes offered at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) to help meet industry career demands. 

If you have an applied associates degree in a design-related field and are looking to take your skills to the next level, the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD) program at LWTech offers the opportunity to earn a four-year degree. Located just outside of Seattle in Kirkland, Washington, LWTech's BTAD program features a popular hybrid format designed for students who work during the day.

The BTAD is comparable to a Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science degree program in terms of academic rigor, course content and credit load; however, it is different in mission. The BTAD is a broad-spectrum design program geared toward educating design professionals in design thinking, design strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and design process. The program attracts students from a wide range of design and technical backgrounds including architecture, industrial design, interaction design, game design, graphic designvideo / film making, and also tangent disciplines such as welding, manufacturing technology, machine technology, engineering, journalism and even business administration. The program has a workforce focus. It brings relevance to design education in alignment with industry best practice. Faculty educate future design professionals who will be able to bring design thinking and innovative process into new best practices.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design are selected on a competitive basis. This program has application and qualification requirements with an application deadline unique to the program. Program information sessions and specialized advising is available before applying to this program.

For questions about specific program content or courses, please email lead faculty Steve Ater. For further program admissions information, application requirements and program cost questions, email Lynne Szymanski, Student Success Navigator.

Students who wish to take courses without being admitted to the program (non-matriculated) may be considered on a space-available basis.

Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD)

Information Sessions

Applied Design Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Completion

Design Methodology and Innovation, Certificate of Completion