Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design (C10304v1)

What is this course about?

Integrated product design expands on the traditional field of industrial design to reflect the changed realities of the globalised design profession. The course offers a practice-based approach to learning through the integration of digital and analogue technologies across the broad field of integrated product design, as well as the potential for specialisation within highly contemporary and innovative integrated product design practices.

The course aims to support and foster a creative and explorative attitude toward the design process. It equips its graduates with the ability to effectively function on the international stage with ease and success, with the communication skills that allow them to operate across cultures, languages and location.

The course takes an experimental and hybrid approach to the integration of networked digital technologies into the design of products and systems. Students gain an integrated approach and understanding of how to conceptualise, visualise and realise products, services and/or systems as a design professional.

Innovation and experimentation is underpinned by theoretical, historical and contextual studies to facilitate students' development in both the conceptual and technical design skills required to work within the broader integrated product design field, and its specialist areas.

Throughout each stage, the course requires students to develop an understanding of their own design language and theoretical position in relation to historic and contemporary contexts.

Why study this course?

Integrated product design expands on the traditional field of industrial design to reflect the changing realities of the globalised design profession. With a strong emphasis on creativity and technology, the course equips students with the capacity to form an integrated approach and understanding of how to conceptualise, visualise and realise products, services and/or systems as a design professional. The program offers students the option to pursue a sub-major in interaction design.

What jobs are there for graduates?

Career options include in-house designer with large multinationals and small boutique manufacturers, industrial designer, interaction designer, furniture, lighting or homewares designer, sport and leisure product designer, smart object, system and service designer, medical, health and scientific product designer and self-employed design entrepreneur.

What is the course duration?

This course is offered on a three-year, full-time basis.

Note: International students in Australia on a student visa are required to undertake full-time (FT) study as a condition of their visa.

Where do I get more information?

For comprehensive details on this course, see the Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design in the online handbook.