Bachelor of Industrial Design

Innovate and improve lives

UC's industrial design degree is well-established and respected throughout the industry supported by leading researchers and academics undertaking many 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.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank



Canberra, Brisbane

Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

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

  • achieve high levels of proficiency in the execution of design processes and procedures
  • understand our physical and psychological relationship to products and the ethical considerations of social and environmental responsibility
  • 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
  • engage with the community, and collaborate with industry to 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.

Career Opportunities

  • furniture design
  • sports equipment design
  • design strategy
  • design consulting

Work Integrated Learning

You will participate in live projects, research-led teaching and industry engagement via visits to manufacturers and design studios. Project options include but not limited to: product design of hand-held devices, packages, furniture, lighting, sports equipment, electric and electronic appliances, future product concepts and the design of services.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Design Studio 1.1
  • Visual Representation
  • Technology Laboratory
  • Foundations of Professional Planning
  • Digital Environment
  • Design Studio 2
  • Design History
  • Restricted Choice


  • 3D digital Design 1
  • Design Studio 3
  • User Centered Design
  • 3D digital Design 2
  • Materials and Processes 1
  • Design Studio 4
  • Open Elective (x2)


  • 3D Digital Design 3
  • Materials and Processes 2
  • Design Studio 5
  • Graduation Studio (Industrial Design)
  • Design Strategies
  • Open Elective (x2)

Course specific

Standard entry to this course is by ATAR score however you can also apply via portfolio entry:


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