Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Combine industrial design and engineering to create innovative, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
12
Selection
rank
75
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
419032
CRICOS
096569J

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

 

Highlights

  • This hands-on design program gets you involved with the design of realistically detailed products suitable for manufacture with a focus on real-world industry engagement.
  • You'll 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.
  • Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and gain access to multimillion dollar research facilities, as well as learning practical solutions that impact on the real world.
  • With skills in 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.

Highlights

  • This hands-on design program gets you involved with the design of realistically detailed products suitable for manufacture with a focus on real-world industry engagement.
  • 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.
  • Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and gain access to multimillion dollar research facilities, as well as learning practical solutions that impact on the real world.
  • With skills in 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.

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What to expect

Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)

This hands-on program gets you involved with the design of realistically detailed products suitable for manufacture with a focus on real-world industry engagement.

Your studies include learning the creative design process, technical aspects of product design, design management, computer-aided industrial design (CAID) technology, human factors and ergonomics, design research, coupled with innovation, aesthetics, marketing, cultural and social values, and design leadership.

You'll 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.

Many graduates work as industrial designers in consultancies or design departments of product manufacturers, or as entrepreneurs who design their own products.

Other careers include usability expert, service designer, interaction designer, interface designer, corporate identity designer, model maker, movie concept designer, visualisation expert, automotive designer, design manager, design researcher, computer-aided design expert, game designer, design leadership expert and strategic design expert.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and gain access to multimillion dollar research facilities, as well as learning practical solutions that impact on the real world.

With industrial design skills in 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.

Specialise and tailor your course to suit your own career aspirations. Study opportunities include student-led projects, international study tours, and access to multimillion dollar research facilities.

As part of this course, you must choose one of the following majors:

  • civil engineering
  • computer and software systems
  • electrical and aerospace engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • mechatronics
  • medical engineering
  • chemical process engineering.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

With skills in 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.

Possible careers

  • Engineer
  • Industrial Designer

Details and units

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 480 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will study design and engineering units in your first your years, and concentrate on engineering studies for the remainder of this course.

Design component

You will complete:

  • four school-wide Impact Lab units (48 credit points)
  • the industrial design major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Engineering component

Your engineering studies will include:

  • four core units (48 credit points) and two core options (24 credit points)
  • eight engineering major units (96 credit points)
  • eight honours-level units (96 credits points).

You must choose a major from:

  • chemical process engineering
  • civil engineering
  • computer and software systems engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • electrical and aerospace engineering
  • mechatronics engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • medical engineering

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 480 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will study design and engineering units in your first your years, and concentrate on engineering studies for the remainder of this course.

Design component

You will complete four school-wide Impact Lab units (48 credit points) and the industrial design major (144 credit points) which incorporates four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Engineering component

You will complete four core units (48 credit points), two core option units (24 credit points), two discipline foundation units (24 credit points), eight engineering major units (96 credit points) and eight engineering honours units (96 credit points). You will choose a major from Chemical Process, Civil, Computer and Software Systems, Electrical, Electrical and Aerospace, Mechatronics, Mechanical or Medical.

Study overseas

Study overseas while gaining credit towards your QUT degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners. Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Requirements

OP
12
Selection
rank
75

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

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Course code
ID14
QTAC code
419032
CRICOS code
096569J
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
5 years full-time
Duration
5 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
  • Maths B

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.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

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

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 6
Selection rank 89
OP 6
Selection rank 89
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 9
Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

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, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

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, 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.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021 fees

2021: $35,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $38,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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