Study industrial design

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Get hands-on design experience in our state-of-the-art design fabrication labs.

Why study industrial design at QUT?

  • Study an industry-focused course that combines creativity, communication, technology and business enterprise.
  • Learn to create innovative, attractive, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems.
  • Benefit from our focus on technology and design leadership to gain a professional edge.

Real-world skills

Learn to apply the technical aspects of design, including design management, computer-aided industrial design (CAID) technology, human-design interaction and ergonomics. You'll also learn to bring your technical knowledge to real-world applications by  aligning your skills with design innovation, aesthetics, marketing, and cultural and social values.

Our courses offer a strong focus on technology and design leadership, which is highly valued in the business community. You'll graduate with strong research and product-usability knowledge.

Hands-on learning

Our industrial design courses feature unique real-world projects and studio-based learning. Your studies will be supported by new digital technologies, well-equipped workshops and design studios. Our design fabrication labs provide a space for hands-on prototyping of designs.

Complement your learning with a wide range of activities, like study trips and project presentations. Collaborate with the design community through public lectures, student-run exhibitions, and off-campus and international study tours to European design capitals, such as Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France.

Diversify your study

In our Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design), you can diversify your study with selected minors or a second major area of study, giving you further career options. You'll also be able to combine real workplace experience with academic learning, assessment and support with our Work Integrated Learning program.

Career outcomes

We have strong links with national and international professionals and businesses, and our graduates have an outstanding record of achievement nationally and globally. They work as:

  • industrial designers
  • usability experts
  • interaction designers
  • product developers
  • interface designers
  • corporate identity designers
  • model makers
  • special effects producers
  • design managers
  • design researchers
  • computer-aided design experts
  • game designers
  • new product developers
  • design leadership experts
  • strategic design experts.

Professional recognition

Graduates qualify for associate membership of the Design Institute of Australia. The course is a part of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.

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Creative Industries Faculty

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    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059