• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Bachelor of Design in Product Design (Honours) at the University of Technology Sydney allows students to undertake self-determined, critical research and apply this to a specific project.

UTS believes a hands-on approach is fundamental for every aspiring designer. As such, the student's starting point is the individual design and making of an object. 

Throughout their studies students learn how to design, prototype and test design solutions, drawing on cutting-edge technologies and approaches, such as UX (user experience), wearables and electronics and gain hands-on experience in the faculty's digital and fabrication workshops.

Alongside a strong technical base, the degree applies the creative problem-solving required to design experiences that make a difference to everyday life, whether in developing economies or digital cultures. 

Central to this approach is an understanding of the relationships between objects, culture, economy, technology, business and human behaviour.

Course aims

This integrated approach to education prepares graduates to work in related professions both locally and internationally. Alongside the core subjects, students can take electives that help develop a specialisation, such as marketing, graphics, designer-makers, 3D printing and construction robotics, exhibition design, web design or service design. 

Students can also pursue further study in specialised fields like vehicle design and clinical design.

Students learn in a multidisciplinary, team-based environment with the ability to work alongside other disciplines within the university and externally with industry partners.

Careers

Career opportunities for graduates of the product design degree are expanding. Longstanding industrial design roles include working as an in-house designer in a manufacturing company or working as a design consultant. 

Graduates also work in emerging fields such as service and strategic design or digital interaction design, adapting advanced technologies for new experiences and networked environments. Integrated education also allows graduates to move beyond design to managing production, distribution and the marketing of new products. 

Finally, the degree prepares graduates for further study in specialised fields such as transport design or associated professional disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Product Design Honours Project Conceptualisation
  • Product Design Honours Project Research and Development 
  • Product Design Honours Project Realisation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 077332K

Applicants with a degree which is equivalent to the UTS Bachelor of Design in Product Design and who have attained an overall minimum WAM of 65 or above must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Product Design:

  • a digital portfolio of 10 x A4 landscape PDFs that display digital files, scans and/or photographs of original design work done by the applicant 
  • a 200–300 word statement addressing the applicant's reasons for undertaking honours level study in design at UTS and the specific learning that they are seeking given their intended career direction on completion of the degree
  • a 200–300 word project proposal outline that includes a project description, identification of research context, description of specific research focus and set of design methods, techniques, materials and approaches to be employed
  • a CV 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    793 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 793 AUD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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