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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Design - International (Industrial Design)

  • Bachelor

As an industrial designer, create products, services and systems to improve people's everyday lives. This course combines your design degree with a year of international studies.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
DE45, 096566A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$8,400 per year / $33,600 total
International Fees
$32,300 per year / $129,200 total

About this course

  • 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.

Study locations

Gardens Point

What you will learn

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.

Finding a balance between beauty and practicality takes expert knowledge. That's why this hands-on program gets you involved with the design of realistically detailed products suitable for manufacture with a focus on real-world industry engagement.

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 solutions connected to industry and community. Your introductory studies include learning the creative design process, technical aspects of product design, design management and computer-aided industrial design (CAID) technology.

You will progress to a deeper understanding of systems design including human factors and ergonomics, design research, coupled with innovation, aesthetics, marketing, cultural and social values, and design leadership.

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

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

Graduates have an outstanding record of achievement nationally and internationally in diverse careers. Many graduates work as industrial designers in design consultancies or design departments of product manufacturers, or as entrepreneurs who design their own products. Other careers include usability expert, service designer, interaction designer, UX designer, corporate identity designer, model maker, movie concept designer, visualisation expert, automotive designer, design manager, design researcher, computer-aided design expert, game designer and strategic design expert.

Organisations that we collaborate with and students go on and work for include BMW, Bombardier, Techtronics Industries, Marvel Studios, Doctors Without Borders, Dyson, Bugatti, Nokia, Amazon, G-Star Raw, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and Australian Institute for Rail Innovation (ACRI).

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

Graduates qualify for associate membership of the Design Institute of Australia. The course is an educational member of the World Design Council and is a Design Institute of Australia Recognised Course.

Possible careers
  • Automotive Designer
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Design Researcher
  • Design Strategist
  • Interaction Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Model Designer
  • Movie Concept Designer
  • Service Designer
  • Sustainability Design Consultant
  • Usability Expert
  • Visualisation Expert

Graduate outcomes

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