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Industrial Design (Honours), Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
The Industrial Design (Honours) program at RMIT University shapes the world we live in. Industrial designers have the ability to affect change and create powerful solutions that improve both human and environmental health and wellbeing.
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Exploring the trans-disciplinary nature of contemporary industrial design. You'll engage in practical learning through our practice-based design studios, co-creating solutions through a human centred approach to product, service and experience design contexts.

As a student in the Industrial Design (Honours) program at RMIT University, you will develop a design practice through:

  • the design of sustainable products, services and systems
  • design as a mechanism for enabling social reform and cultural enrichment
  • commercial and aesthetically-focused approaches to product, transportation and furniture design
  • technologically and materially mediated interactions and experiences
  • the possibilities of form, process and material in response to rapid technological advances
  • operating at the intersections of our digital and material worlds
  • using design as a conduit to address social sustainability, cultural awareness and the wellbeing of clients, users and communities

Centred around a design studio model, you are equipped with unique ways to explore ideas. You'll also challenge conventional paradigms through engaging with local and international design practitioners and build industry networks throughout your studies. 

These life-changing educational experiences culminate in both social and entrepreneurial approaches to design. You'll gain an adaptive knowledge of making, materials, process, technology, culture and the environment. 


Graduates work in a broad range of contexts and settings relevant to new enterprise development, design innovation and the development of contemporary cities.

They can find work in product and manufacturing companies, in consultancy, entertainment, education, cultural and services sectors, and for research institutions.

Cross-disciplinary designers work in emerging fields of design practice, others start and run their own design or product-producing businesses.

The course prepares graduates to undertake Masters by Research or PhD after successful completion of this degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • User Centred Design Studio
  • Design for Sustainability Studio
  • Industrial Design Drawing
  • CAID to CAM
  • Design Prototyping: Materials, Processes and Experimentation

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 080225J

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average 
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38400 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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