Innovate on an industrial scale
Industrial design has its roots in the designing and making of products, and the understanding and application of design in manufacturing. With a Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) you’ll apply both traditional and advanced digital techniques to a wide range of products, while gaining a knowledge of both materials and production processes. You’ll explore advanced communication skills, including digital manipulation and fabrication via additive and subtractive technologies, and will develop user-centred approaches to developing products.
The course will allow you to develop in-depth understandings of your specialised area while also expanding your potential as a designer. You’ll graduate as a resilient and adaptive design professional capable of solving a wide array of problems, and able to make significant contributions to any interdisciplinary industrial design team.
Study a Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) at UC and you will:
- identify the different stages of the ‘design for manufacture’ process
- select appropriate methods, materials and processes for designing and prototyping products
- learn to apply advanced 2D and 3D digital design technologies
- utilise a range of intuitive and rational creative design approaches which will allow you to explore relevant and innovative solutions.
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in this course, providing you with opportunities for direct industry engagement at every level of your study. You’ll be involved in projects which realise creative design solutions for real-world clients, and industry projects in the past have included work with Breville, Sunbeam, Tiller Design, Blue Sky Design, Belconnen Community Council and Design Resource. Previous student WIL internships have been with furniture, lighting and product design company, SKEEHAN, and transport design firm TransitGraphics.
- Design consultant
- Design strategist
- Product designer
- Furniture designer
- Consumer appliance designer
- Design researcher
- 3D modeller
- Digital manufacturing designer
- Advanced manufacturing designer
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 Masters 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
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.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
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.
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- Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (72 credit points)
Required - 48 credit points as follows
CM0003 Core Major in Design (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- 10336 - Professional Orientation (Design) - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11017 - Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11041 - Visual Representation Techniques - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11042 - Introduction to Design Thinking Techniques - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11043 - Introduction to Interaction and User-Centred Design - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11044 - Design Culture and Society - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11045 - Professional Evidence (Design) - 3 cp, Level 3
Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- 11018 - Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11574 - Professional Practice: WIL Studio 3 - 3 cp, Level 3
- Students enrolled in ARB201 B Design (Industrial Design) must complete 11574 Professional Practice: WIL Studio 3. All other students should complete 11018 Professional Practice 2: WIL.
- Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
SM0010 Specialist Major in Industrial Design (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 24 credit points as follows
- 11046 - Industrial Design Fundamentals - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11047 - 3D Digital Design Fundamentals - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11048 - Design for Low-Complexity - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11049 - 3D Digital Design Advanced - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11050 - Design for Medium-Complexity - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11051 - Materials and Processes - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11052 - Materials and Processes - Advanced - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11053 - Design for High-Complexity - 3 cp, Level 3
- Required - Must pass 24 credit points as follows
- CM0003 Core Major in Design (24 credit points)
Open Electives - 24 credit points from the following
- Must pass 24 credit points from anywhere in the University, as a breadth major, a breadth minor and/or as individual units.
For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.
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.
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
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