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Swinburne University of Technology

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Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Course Code
BH-DESCMN2, 079130D
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,684 per year / $26,736 total
International Fees
$32,480 per year

Study locations


What you will learn

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours), graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of cognitive skills to critically review, analyse, consolidate (apply) and synthesise knowledge in the field of communication design and apply this with initiative in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
  • demonstrate technical and practical skills, and a broad understanding of communication design knowledge with depth in, conceptualisation, visualisation, application, usability and sustainability
  • demonstrate knowledge and creative skills to exercise grounded judgment in design thinking to identify and solve communication problems collaboratively and/or independently, in diverse contexts
  • apply communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent understanding of communication sesign to diverse audiences and stakeholders, explaining the role and significance of the communication design project
  • apply knowledge of production skills to evaluate environmental considerations and apply principles of sustainability to the development of responsible and accountable design solutions
  • exercise organisational and leadership skills, and the ability to plan and execute a project and research with groups that may include academics, industry professionals and students
  • foster and develop professional networks and to synthesise the nexus between research and design practice
  • apply cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking in developing new understandings of professional communication design problems and research principles, and be able to adapt these in diverse contexts.

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated. View course rules and special requirements

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.