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Bachelor of Industrial Design - 288JA

Course Code: 288JA
Course Version: 1
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Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 068891J
Lowest Selection Rank: new course for 2015
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Innovate and improve lives

Our Industrial Design program is well established and respected throughout the industry with leading researchers and academics undertaking some unique and exciting projects. 

The focus of our program is on industry relevant skills and design technology with cutting edge materials. Our link into sports design through carbon technology is especially exciting and provides students interesting options and experiences.

You will look at people's physical and psychological relationship to products, issues of manufacturing and the ethical considerations of social and environmental responsibility. 

Study a Bachelor of Industrial Design at UC and you will:

  • achieve high levels of proficiency in the execution of design processes and procedures
  • be prepared with the knowledge and skills to join the diverse industrial design profession
  • be able to apply a variety of design strategies to improve people's lives
  • undertake projects that progressively develop your design communication skills from 2D drawing to advanced Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and rapid prototyping
  • access work-integrated learning. You will engage with the community, and collaborate with industry and institutions where you can apply your design knowledge to real projects
  • be part of a rich and vibrant studio-based program where practical design experience is supported by the latest design technology and workshop equipment, both digital and traditional
  • enjoy a wide range of projects, including but not limited to:
    • product design of hand-held devices, packages, furniture, lighting, sports equipment, electric and electronic appliances
    • future product concepts
    • the design of services.  

Study opportunities

Hons, MAs and PhDs are available for advanced studies as well as an intense and professional experience program. 

Travel opportunities

  • You will have the opportunity to study overseas for a semester through the University of Canberra Student Exchange Program and receive full credit towards your degree.
  • You may also travel locally or abroad on study trips, visits to industries or manufacturers, museums, etc. 

Career opportunities

Graduates will be equipped to pursue design careers in industry or in design consultancies, or to initiate design or design-related enterprises.

Important to know

Students are able to apply for admission into this degree by way of portfolios and brief interviews with our friendly team of academics.

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 Industrial Design B IndDes

Unit Delivery Modes

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

This course is also available in Brisbane. Please see below for further information.

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 profession.
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 for enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Design

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 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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