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Master of Design Strategies - ARM001

Course Code: ARM001
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 880600
CRICOS Code: 095573K
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

This Master of Design Strategies by coursework degree will take a practice led approach and provide students with an understanding of the theory and methodologies of applied design for developing innovative solutions for products, interfaces and services. The course has a strong focus on social and global innovation and provides opportunities for students to work directly with both government and private industry in Australia and abroad. Students are also provided with key skills in service design, interaction design and entrepreneurial practices, making them a well-rounded graduate.

A Graduate Certificate in Design Strategies and a Graduate Diploma in Design Strategies are also available as part of the Masters program.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee.

In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Design Strategies can articulate into the Masters program.

Vertical integration with an undergraduate degree is meritorious. Only high achieving students will be considered for inclusion.

Applicants with a completed Bachelor's degree in a related/cognate field may be granted credit for 12 credit points of unspecified credit and admission into the 1.5 year (EFTSL) program.

NOTE: Semester 2 admission is only available to applicants who have been granted 12 credit points credit towards the course.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

$22,300

$32,900

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.


Professional Accreditation

To be advised.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Interpret and solve complex problems using design thinking techniques and processes. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.
Identify and evaluate concepts and theories dealing with service design, design innovation and entrepreneurialism in design . 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Develop and review an iterative process of design involving the use of models and prototypes to be able to test and evaluate concepts and solutions to a wide variety of design problems. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.
Synthesise design knowledge and ideas to communicate design solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
Prepare and present a professional design strategy to create design solutions to social issues of global importance. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity,
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Create business plans, pitch ideas, and develop branding and integrated communication plans for design concepts. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; and
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Research and apply established theories in practice-led research techniques, formative thinking, reflective and critical practice to create innovative design solutions. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware;
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard 2 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 6 years.

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

Graduate Certificate in Design Strategies; Graduate Diploma in Design Strategies

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

Enrolment Numbers

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