Design (Communication Design) (Honours), Bachelor | Swinburne University of Technology | Melbourne, Australia
48 months
35640 AUD/year
8021 AUD/year
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The Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours) from the Swinburne University of Technology prepares you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become imaginative and advanced communication designers and researchers.

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You'll develop high-end strategic and critical thinking skills informed by the latest research and practice. You'll learn how to create powerful, innovative and refined design solutions to meet the needs of the communication design industry.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours) from the Swinburne University of Technology , 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.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment in design consultancy, advertising, publishing, merchandising and government instrumentalities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Narratives
  • Digital Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Photography for Design
  • Typography
  • Visual Communication Studio
  • Brand and Identity Design
  • Web Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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400 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 079130D
  • Successful completion of an appropriate Victorian Year 12 or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification, ATAR score or equivalent. International students must successfully complete any subject in art, design or media equivalent to Year 12.

  • IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35640 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    8021 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8021 AUD per year during 48 months.

National fee is Commonwealth supported

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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