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Swinburne University of Technology

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Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Course Code
BH-DESIND1, 085305B
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,684 per year / $26,736 total
International Fees
$34,200 per year

Study locations


What you will learn

Graduates of the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours) will have a broad and coherent body of knowledge about Industrial Design, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Industrial Design and its applications in other specialised fields as a basis for independent lifelong learning.

This course aims to develop creative and technological aptitude through a user-centred design program supported by business studies, new and emerging manufacturing and material technologies, professional practice, design psychology, consumer knowledge, applied research, sustainability and design ethics.

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

  • analyse, consolidate, synthesise and evaluate design theories and manufacturing principles with a considerable degree of independence
  • systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understandings in their chosen area of Industrial Design
  • critically analyse information to generate creative solutions that solve complex, self-determined, design problems
  • apply tacit knowledge and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of Industrial Design knowledge with depth in product development, digital CAD, manufacturing knowledge and ideation and manual sketching skills
  • apply knowledge and cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving Industrial Design problems independently and collaboratively
  • employ their advanced theoretical and scholarly knowledge to the resolution of diverse design problems
  • propose a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas about Industrial Design to different audiences and stakeholders
  • integrate their cognitive and technical skills with principles of sustainability in order to create responsible design solutions
  • plan and manage their own time and project work effectively by prioritising competing demands and deadlines.

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Design (Industrial 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.