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Bachelor of Design - 206JA

Course Code: 206JA
Course Version: 1
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Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 076911K
Lowest Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Ignite you creativity and open your mind

Our Bachelor of Design takes a unique, multidisciplinary approach that leads to innovative thinking and design practice. 

With a focus on the issues of sustainability, climate change, globalisation, new technologies and social consciousness, innovation lives at the core of our approach. 

Here at UC a lot of your learning will be done in a design studio environment and on a project basis. This is integrated with technical studies, industry engagement and research led teaching (in both history and contemporary theory) as it relates to all design disciplines. 

Study a Bachelor of Design at UC and you will:

  • learn the aesthetic, functional, economic and socio-political dimensions of Design
  • discover how design operates in a rapidly changing, technologically innovative and socially conscious world
  • gain the specialised knowledge and the broader problem solving and creative thinking skills needed to be a designer today
  • have the opportunity to develop areas of personal inspiration through a choice of majors in landscape design, industrial design and/or interior architecture
  • be ready to work in an exciting, complex and multidisciplinary industry. 

Study opportunities

Career opportunities

Career options exist in a wide range of fields, including:

  • product design
  • furniture design
  • landscape architecture
  • interior architecture
  • digital design  
  • film, television or theatre set design
  • urban planning
  • education.

Important to know

Entry to the Bachelor of Design is by ATAR score; however there is the option to apply through an interview and portfolio. An interview and portfolio presentation enables your creative potential to be shown.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course. Alternatively, students may be selected for entry by portfolio and interview.

Additional Admission Requirements

TAFE Queensland Brisbane Applicants only: This course is taught from the 2nd year. To commence, all students must be eligible for at least 1 year (24 credit points) of advanced standing.

Assumed Knowledge

Year 12 Mathematics and English

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Design B Des

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

None. Students seeking accreditation with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects may be able to do so via the Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Students will be able to:
- demonstrate design literacy and a critical understanding of Design sufficient to contribute to the design profession;
- demonstrate advanced communication skills including visual, written and oral;
- perform at a level of professional expertise that allows them confidently to enter the industrial design, interior architecture and landscape architecture professions.
1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
Students will demonstrate an awareness and understanding of:
- the implications of contemporary global challenges, including sustainability, in the context of design, society and the environment;
- the roles and duties of design agencies in addressing these social, economic and environmental challenges.
2.Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
Students will demonstrate highly developed skills in:
- collaborative and strategic problem solving through multi disciplinary learning;
- articulating the designers contribution to complex design challenges involving multiple stakeholders
4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively
1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
Students will be able to:
- make a positive contribution to a socially just, environmentally responsible and culturally diverse society;
- contribute to the profession as a designer by demonstrating best practice and ethical behavior.
1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

207JA Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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