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Bachelor of Design - International (Interaction Design)

As an interaction designer, shape our interactions with technology, devices, apps and websites. This course combines your des degree with a year of international studies.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
6
Selection
rank
89

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

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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
401392
CRICOS
096566A

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

 

Highlights

  • Travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with international design trends.
  • Enjoy a year of studying with one of our international partner universities in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.
  • Enhance your global employability and open unique career opportunities.

Highlights

  • Travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with international design trends.
  • Enjoy a year of studying with one of our international partner universities in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.
  • Enhance your global employability and open unique career opportunities.

Why choose this course?

Increase your global employment opportunities and enjoy a year of international experience studying with one of our 150+ international partner universities.

This degree combines the three-year Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) with one year of international studies, giving you all of the outcomes of the standard degree, plus the advantages of a year of specialist international studies. Destinations include the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.

Real-world learning

Expanding your design studies internationally can provide you with an advantage in your career. You also have the option of undertaking overseas internships as part of your studies, applying your skills and knowledge to new challenges, in new environments. Design skills are highly transferable and gaining experience in countries known for their expertise in design will enhance your employability and open unique career opportunities at home and around the world.

What to expect

Great design is happening all around the world. If you want to travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with the design trends emerging in another country, this degree is for you.

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.

In your third year of study you will spend two semesters (96 credit points) studing abroad before returing to transfer skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience with work integrated learning.

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.

An additional year of International studies will enhance your global employability and open unique career opportunities.

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 - International (Interaction Design), you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of:

  • 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.
  • an international study year (96 credit points).

Note: Bachelor of Design - International is being introduced progressively, with first year introduced in 2019 and fourth year in 2022.

Special conditions

You'll need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for your exchange year, including:

  • be currently enrolled at QUT (not deferred).
  • have a GPA of at least 4.50. This must be maintained up until your time of departure for exchange.
  • you must complete DYB102 Impact Lab 2: People at any stage prior to your exchange.
  • be supported by your faculty, who will be asked to confirm your suitability to participate in the exchange program. They will consider any history of not meeting the standards of behaviour outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • be financially self-sufficient for the duration of your exchange. You'll need to pay for your own travel and living expenses.
  • agree to the key exchange requirements when applying for exchange. These include but are not limited to:
    • Abiding by the QUT code of conduct whilst on exchange
    • Attending the compulsory pre-departure session.
    • Abiding by all exchange conditions with regards to QUT insurance and registration with Customer Care. More information about this is given on the pre-departure page.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be ineligible.

Where possible QUT will try to ensure students get their preferred study destination, but this cannot be guaranteed. However every student who meets the QUT exchange program requirements, as well as DE45 course requirements, will be able to undertake an overseas study experience.

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design - International (Interaction Design), you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of:

  • 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.
  • an international study year (96 credit points).

Note: Bachelor of Design - International is being introduced progressively, with first year introduced in 2019 and fourth year in 2022.

Special conditions

You'll need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for your exchange year, including:

  • be currently enrolled at QUT (not deferred).
  • have a GPA of at least 4.50. This must be maintained up until your time of departure for exchange.
  • you must complete DYB102 Impact Lab 2: People at any stage prior to your exchange.
  • be supported by your faculty, who will be asked to confirm your suitability to participate in the exchange program. They will consider any history of not meeting the standards of behaviour outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • be financially self-sufficient for the duration of your exchange. You'll need to pay for your own travel and living expenses.
  • agree to the key exchange requirements when applying for exchange. These include but are not limited to:
    • Abiding by the QUT code of conduct whilst on exchange
    • Attending the compulsory pre-departure session.
    • Abiding by all exchange conditions with regards to QUT insurance and registration with Customer Care. More information about this is given on the pre-departure page.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be ineligible.

Where possible QUT will try to ensure students get their preferred study destination, but this cannot be guaranteed. However every student who meets the QUT exchange program requirements, as well as DE45 course requirements, will be able to undertake an overseas study experience.

Requirements

OP 6
Rank 89
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.

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Course code
DE45
QTAC code
401392
CRICOS code
096566A
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 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.

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.

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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 5
Selection rank 92
OP 4
Selection rank 94
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 6
Selection rank 89

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
6
Rank
89
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.

2020 fees

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

2020 fees

2020: $36,200 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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