The design profession is a vital contributor to the 21st century workforce, valued for its capacity to develop solutions in a rapidly changing world.

Passionate about design?

Designers are problem solvers, bringing human and cultural values to address economic, environmental, community and personal needs. As a designer, your innovation can create demand and inspire customer confidence and loyalty in the products, places and experiences in people's lives.

With our focus on design thinking, innovation and sustainability, the Bachelor of Design (Honours) course integrates the fundamentals of design with global developments in new technologies.

Real-world experience

No other design course offers our combination of design profession experience within one degree, giving you unique opportunities to become the professional designer you want to be. You'll stand out from the crowd by choosing your own individual blend of useful knowledge and expertise. You'll learn everything you need to be an outstanding design professional in your chosen field alongside other students and staff from different fields.

This course is a bachelor degree including honours, which means you'll graduate with more experience and a higher level qualification than a bachelor degree. You'll develop advanced knowledge and skills and create a signature design project for your folio, giving you a competitive edge in your professional career or to prepare you for future study and research.

Make your design career a reality

Through our Bachelor of Design (Honours) you'll forge powerful collaborations with a diverse range of like-minded designers and set up career-enhancing networks. Your design degree can take you anywhere in the world.

  • Experience the real world through international study tours and work integrated learning placements.
  • Be part of a vibrant, multidisciplinary design school with excellent connections to the real world.
  • Develop your unique skillset through real-world project and studio based learning.
  • Interact with the design community through public lectures, collaborative real-world design studios, student-run exhibitions and off-campus study tours.
  • Graduate with an Honours level qualification.
As part of this course, you must choose a primary major from the following design majors. You can combine this with a second major or minors from these study areas, or from across QUT. The choice of second majors may be limited in some disciplines.

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