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Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Industrial Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 32.5||$406.25||$32,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 31.0||$387.50||$31,000.00|
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.