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Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)

Create products, services and systems to improve people’s everyday lives. Prepare for your career with hands-on design units, study tours and internships.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
12
Selection
rank
75
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
412382
CRICOS
096565B

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Create innovative, attractive, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems.
  • Learn the technical aspects of design, design management, CAID (computer-aided industrial design) technology, ergonomics, aesthetics, marketing and design leadership.
  • Graduates work as industrial designers, usability experts, interaction or interface designers, corporate identity designers, new product developers, model makers, special effects producers, design researchers and computer aided design experts.

Highlights

  • Create innovative, attractive, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems.
  • Learn the technical aspects of design, design management, CAID (computer-aided industrial design) technology, ergonomics, aesthetics, marketing and design leadership.
  • Graduates work as industrial designers, usability experts, interaction or interface designers, corporate identity designers, new product developers, model makers, special effects producers, design researchers and computer aided design experts.
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Why choose this course?

As new materials and new technologies develop, industrial designers are discovering more ways to create the products, services and systems that improve people’s everyday lives. If you want your designs to have an impact in the real world, this degree could be just what you’re looking for.

Real-world learning

You will be prepared for your career with a range of activities and opportunities such as hands-on design units, project presentations, international study tours, entrepreneurial incubation programs and real-world internships. You'll also benefit from our strong collaborative links with world-class international and national industry professionals.

What to expect

Finding a balance between beauty and practicality takes expert knowledge. That's why this hands-on program immerses you with the design of realistically detailed products suitable for manufacture with a focus on real-world industry and social engagement. It also challenges students to develop future solutions to complex problems facing humanity and the environment. Your studies include learning the creative design process, model-making techniques, visual communication, product design manufacturing, design management, computer-aided industrial design (CAID), human factors and ergonomics, design research, coupled with innovation, aesthetics, entrepreneurship and business, cultural and social values, and design leadership.

Double degrees

Combine your degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility.  Choose a double degree with: 

  • Business to create your future in industrial design management, strategic design, creative business ownership, entrepreneurship and business start-up ventures, across fields such as product, interface or usability design.
  • Engineering to gain skills creating and developing innovative, attractive, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems, you may work in fields such as mechanical engineering, transport, service development or manufacturing.
  • Law to develop skills as an in-house lawyer for industrial designers, corporate identity designers, new product developers, or as an intellectual property lawyer.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates have an outstanding record of achievement nationally and internationally in diverse careers. Many graduates work as industrial designers in design consultancies or design departments of product manufacturers, or as entrepreneurs who design their own products. Other careers include usability expert, service designer, interaction designer, UX designer, corporate identity designer, model maker, movie concept designer, visualisation expert, automotive designer, design manager, design researcher, computer-aided design expert, game designer and strategic design expert.

Organisations that we collaborate with and students go on and work for include BMW, Bombardier, Techtronics Industries, Marvel Studios, Doctors Without Borders, Dyson, Bugatti, Nokia, Amazon, G-Star Raw, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and Australian Institute for Rail Innovation (ACRI).

Professional recognition

Graduates qualify for associate membership of the Design Institute of Australia. The course is an educational member of the World Design Council and is a Design Institute of Australia Recognised Course.

Possible careers

  • Design Strategist
  • Experience Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Product Designer

Requirements

OP 12
Rank 75

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
DE43
QTAC code
412382
CRICOS code
096565B
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
12
Rank
75
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.