• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Industrial Design program at Western Sydney University   is a vital part of modern-day living. Every day of our lives, we encounter products designed and manufactured with the intention of making our lives easier. It is industrial designers, incorporating a lateral and cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving, who create the most useful products.

The primary focus of our Industrial Design program is ensuring that our graduates are completely industry-ready, able to think strategically and provide innovative design solutions in a commercial context. The course promotes an awareness of the place of design in society and its effect on people, the environment and the economy, and provides students with the ability to work independently or collaboratively.

You will be required to undertake 10 weeks of industry placement, which encourages professional development and often leads to projects for the final year of the program and, in some instances, direct employment upon graduation. Additionally, our graduates are eligible for professional membership of the Design Institute of Australia – the professional body representing designers in Australia.

Your career

As an Industrial Design graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Technological innovation
  • Consumer goods
  • Entertainment and games
  • Online and e-learning solutions
  • Manufacturing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Credits
    320 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Centred Design Research Methods
  • Designing for Circular Economy
  • Co-Designing Change with Local Communities
  • Design Graphics: Presenting Innovation
  • Designing for User Experience (UX)
  • Drawing Skills for Design Thinking

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    82

    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.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 041035E
  • Assumed knowledge: any two units of English plus at least two units of Design, Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Digital Multimedia, Engineering, or Business Studies.
  • Entry by interview in which personal aptitude, professional experience, and educational qualifications are taken into consideration supported by a portfolio of works. After applicants have applied they are required to book an interview and download a questionnaire at this University's online booking system.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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