Bachelor of Industrial Design

Program code

1407

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

13

OP 2018

71

Rank 2018 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate IV

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

In this degree, you will combine a creative engineering approach with industrial design innovation. You will graduate with a unique ability for innovation and creativity in Industrial Design whilst working within the principles of engineering. You will learn through project based design studios and technical learning studios and learning through making, as the degree takes a hands-on approach to teaching that uses advanced technologies such as 3D printing, whilst also experiencing traditional engineering learning to give you the chance to develop both your engineering knowledge and professional practice and your design skills and bring them together for project work wherever practical throughout the degree.

You will learn about design process, material characteristics, mechanics and electronics as well as 3D computer modelling, creative thinking and digital media. This degree also incorporates an international focus on digital and advanced technology manufacturing, giving you the chance to develop an understanding of how a product is created, from design to delivery, in a global context now and in the emerging advanced manufacturing environment.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Industrial Design is offered full-time (as six full-time standard trimesters) on-campus at the Gold Coast. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 20-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. From third year onwards, some classes may be available for study off campus or on weekends.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

An integrated program of exposure to current industry practice will be built into the program with industry set projects and industry competitions. Staff will draw upon their industry/professional experience in choosing the studio and laboratory activities, projects and/or case studies and problems. The final year Major Studio course is the capstone course. Students who are aiming to work in industry are supported in working on projects that have a collaborative industry partner basis and students aiming to work as researchers are encouraged to work on real world research projects. The third year, second trimester industry project course provides a WIL experience, integrating technical expertise with the practical issues of professional/industry practice in an internship experience that is either based with an industry partner, or driven by an industry brief and supervised through the WIL facility run out of Liveworm (Griffith University WIL commercial design studio) or equivalent in the University, or supervised by an Engineering lecturer on an external Industrial Design or Engineering based brief.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work as an industrial designer, innovator, product designer, entrepreneur, creative designer-maker, designer for medical applications, or a designer in a specialist area such as automotive or digital fashion.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Industrial Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Industrial Design (1407)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
2018 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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