48 months
37200 AUD/year
8021 AUD/year
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The Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours) from the Swinburne University of Technology is a contemporary industrial design course, where creativity meets practicality (learn to start an online business!), new technologies and sustainability – a combination that will set you apart from the pack.

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Become an industrial designer with a degree built for the digital world. Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours) from the Swinburne University of Technology  teaches you to tap into your inner innovator and creator.

From furniture to mobile phones, you’ll be ready for any design brief that comes your way. You'll think about materials, not just maths. Study the emotional impact of design, as well as the mechanics of structures.

Career opportunities

Our alumni have worked in Breville, Dyson, Nura headphones, Blackmagic creative video technology, Jardan furniture, Katapult Design and more. They’ve created the Handydesk and co-founded companies like Steelotto furniture and Ichpig streetwear.

Among other possibilities, graduates may find jobs undertaking product design for, and within, manufacturing industries or design consultancies, for exhibitions, for environmental and furniture design, or as self-employed designers or manufacturers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 20th Century Design  
  • Product Visualisation 1: Hand Sketching   
  • User Centred/Co-Design Studio   
  • Material, Finishes and Form   
  • Product Visualisation 2: Digital Sketching
  • Contemporary Design Issuess
  • Furniture Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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400 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 085305B


Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

Course Prerequisites 

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL)
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in one of Art, Product Design and Technology, Media, Interactive Digital Media, Studio Arts or Visual Communication Design or equivalent.

International students must attain the equivalent prerequisite score in any art, design or media equivalent to Year 12.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • 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

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 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.


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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