Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) - ARB202
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline(s):||School of Design and the Built Environment|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
Interact with industry and get ahead of the curve
Interaction Design (also known as IxD) is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, services and products for use by people. By studying at UC you’ll explore the capabilities of humans in terms of emotion, perception and cognitive ability, and use this knowledge to conceive, design and build human-centric interaction systems.
You’ll investigate key theories, concepts, tools and contemporary interaction design techniques and learn how people engage with different digital technologies based on screen, mobile and virtual platforms. The course includes a variety of projects which lead to an impressive body of work demonstrating your creativity, problem-solving skills and technological know-how. You’ll graduate as a well-rounded interaction designer and future leader who specialises in finding novel ways to help people access and seamlessly interact with technology.
Study a Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) at UC and you will:
- understand the different stages involved in software development
- know how to select appropriate methods in designing and prototyping interactive artefacts as applicable to industry practices
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of usability and accessibility
- select appropriate tools to build and manage both screen-based and physical interactive artefacts
- gain the knowledge and skills necessary to launch your own interaction design business or seek employment within global markets across all industries.
Work Integrated Learning
The course includes opportunities for direct industry engagement at every level of your study. You’ll learn about interaction design from real-world industry practitioners and will undertake live industry briefs with the opportunity to progress your designs into production. You’ll work collaboratively with fellow Bachelor of Design students on projects for clients like Questacon, website companies and exhibition organisers. You’ll also undertake an internship with a company of your choice, such as a private organisation, government department, advertising agency or design firm.
- Interaction designer
- UX (user experience) designer
- UI (user interface) designer
- Visual designer
- Digital designer
- Usability researcher
- Information architect
- UI artist
- UX/UI developer
- Content strategist
- Web designer/developer
- Web/mobile designer
- Front-end web developer/designer
- Back-end web developer
Signature overseas short-term study options have been tailored specifically to this course so that high-achieving students have an opportunity to work with leading designers and students at prestigious overseas institutions. Students can choose to use their breadth units for their overseas Study Abroad experience.
High-achieving students also have the option to take units in the Master of Design Strategies in their final year of study.
Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification
We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry
Periods Course is Open to New Admissions
|2020||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.
|Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)||BDes (InteractionDes)|
Unit Delivery Modes
The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:
|Flexible:||The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.|
|On Campus:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.|
|Online:||The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.|
To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|Identify the different stages involved in software development and select appropriate methods in designing and prototyping interactive artefacts as applicable to industry practices.||1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
|Demonstrate advanced knowledge of usability, accessibility and select appropriate tools to build and manage both screen based and physical interactive artefacts.||1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity; and
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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