36 months
35640 AUD/year
8021 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) from the Swinburne University of Technology will give you skills and knowledge across a range of disciplines, with core subjects in 20th century design, typography, brand and identity design and more.

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Designers don’t just make things beautiful and purposeful, they create the items that we come to rely on every day, the ideas that propel us forward and change the world. After all, where would we be without Times New Roman, WhatsApp, or the Nike Swoosh?

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In your final-year Captone Project, you’ll team up with other students to work on an industry-related project relevant to your major area of study. For example, communication design students worked on projects briefed by the City of Boroondara, City of Melbourne, Melbourne Water and Metro Tunnel.

Explore the communication imperative in a commercial environment and learn how to respond confidently to design problems. Explore an area of specialisation and produce a portfolio that demonstrates diverse idea generation and production skills.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) from the Swinburne University of Technology , graduates will be able to:

  • develop knowledge and cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise and apply this with initiative and judgement
  • demonstrate technical and practical skills, and a broad understanding of key concepts in their chosen field of study
  • critically apply knowledge, cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems independently and collaboratively, in diverse contexts
  • articulate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to different audiences and stakeholders
  • apply a value system that includes empathy, principles of sustainability and respectful design, to their knowledge and scholarship of design practice
  • implement an organised schedule to deliver a complex design project which may include research, group work, academics, industry professionals, students and other stakeholder.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Packaging Design 

  • Visual Communication Studio 

  • Typography for Print and Interactive Publication 

  • Design for Production

  • Publication Design

  • Communication Design Capstone Project

  • Communication Design Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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


300 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: 088395D

  • 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 36 months.
  • National

    8021 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8021 AUD per year during 36 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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