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Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)

Shape our interactions with technology, devices, apps and websites. Be prepared for your career with design studio units, work experience and international study tours.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection
rank
72

This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
401302
CRICOS
096565B

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

 

Highlights

  • Get prepared for a diverse and agile career in design, technology and innovation.
  • Learn the cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.
  • Undertake interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human centred design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality.
  • Embrace opportunities for industry work experience, international study tours and networking with design industry professionals, nationally and internationally.

Highlights

  • Get prepared for a diverse and agile career in design, technology and innovation.
  • Learn the cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.
  • Undertake interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human centred design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality.
  • Embrace opportunities for industry work experience, international study tours and networking with design industry professionals, nationally and internationally.

Why choose this course?

How we interact with our devices, with apps and websites is constantly evolving. As an interaction designer you can shape that evolution. Removing complexity. Making interactions more intuitive. Creating responsive media. In many ways, optimising the experience and putting people at the heart of design.

Real-world learning

Embedded within the course are opportunities for industry work experience through our real-world partnerships such as with the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), where students recently collaborated to create speculative interface designs to assist visitor engagement and education of the Australian artwork in QAG's collection.

International study tours and networking with design industry professionals nationally and internationally will ensure you graduate with one of the most versatile and contemporary skill sets in the sector.

What to expect

This course prepares you for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation. It focuses on
the cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for a contemporary designer to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts. Your degree will begin with introductory and shared impact lab units where, working with students from other disciplines, you’ll focus on problems and social issues and identify potential olutions connected to industry and community.

You’ll then undertake a series of interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human-centred design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality. Your studies can be rounded with a second major from architectural studies, industrial design studies, fashion communication, animation, games design, screen content production, advertising or marketing.

Later in your degree you will be able to transfer skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience with work integrated learning.

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 combine design skills and business acumen for unique opportunities to intersect design with marketing, public relations, advertising, international business, economics, management and human resource management.
  • Engineering to work in fields including product design, product development, structural engineering, transport engineering and consultancy.
  • Information technology to work in a range of creative and commercial industries including advertising, education and gaming, or in cultural institutions. Roles include interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

You will graduate in a growing employment area with career pathways available including web and mobile app design, interface design, user experience (UX) design or interaction (IxD) design, wearable fashion technology, interactive exhibition design, robotics design, communication design, and many more.

Career pathways available to you beyond the design industries include roles in game design, information technology, health, education, science and engineering, as well as business and enterprise including data visualisation, smart home and virtual reality environments.

Possible careers

  • Interaction Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Mobile App Designer
  • Robotics Design
  • Usability Expert
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Visualisation Expert
  • Web Designer

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design), you must complete a total of 288 credit points comprising:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the interaction design discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of:
    • a second major
    • two minors
    • 96 credit points chosen from the minor options, design specialisation unit options and university wide unit options (elective) lists. A maximum of 48 credit points can be chosen from the university wide unit options (elective) lists.

Recommended second majors include:

  • industrial design
  • fashion communication
  • animation
  • game design
  • screen content production
  • advertising
  • marketing.

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.

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design), you must complete a total of 288 credit points comprising:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the interaction design discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of:
    • a second major
    • two minors
    • 96 credit points chosen from the minor options, design specialisation unit options and university wide unit options (elective) lists. A maximum of 48 credit points can be chosen from the university wide unit options (elective) lists.

Recommended second majors include:

  • industrial design
  • fashion communication
  • animation
  • game design
  • screen content production
  • advertising
  • marketing.

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.

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 72
This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
DE43
QTAC code
401302
CRICOS code
096565B
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
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.

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.

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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 6
Selection rank 89
OP 4
Selection rank 94
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 10
Selection rank 79
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 16
Selection rank 66
OP 13
Selection rank 72

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

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
13
Rank
72
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 Advanced 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
Cambridge Advanced 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
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 21

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.

2020 fees

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

2020 fees

2020: $36,100 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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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

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Academic performance

Creative Industries International Scholarship

We offer merit-based scholarships for high-achieving international students who have accepted their offer and been admitted into an undergraduate course.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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