Master of Design

Program code

5720

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$22,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 2, 2019 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Why choose this program?

The Master of Design is suited to designers and non-designers who wish to complement their existing skills with the frameworks, strategies, technologies and tools to solve complex problems and integrate design-led strategies into existing practice in business, government and communities.

It will offer students the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge on emerging practice (2D, 3D 4D), experience design (UX and Service), design thinking, storytelling and advanced design technologies (3D printing, Augmented/Virtual Reality and Internet of Things), offering routes for practice orientated work and/or design strategy and leadership.

Students will also have the chance to work on real-life client projects within an inter-disciplinary setting, using both collaborative and individual working contexts to expand their knowledge of human and user-centred processes at professional industry level.

Graduates will be prepared for practice-orientated work and/or design strategy and leadership.

Duration

The Master of Design offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, related discipline
OR
Bachelor Honours, non-related discipline
OR
Graduate Certificate in Design
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)
Bachelor Honours, related discipline
OR
Graduate Diploma of Design
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 80 credit points of advanced standing)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3344 Graduate Certificate in Design South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5720 Master of Design (this program) South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
4192 Graduate Diploma of Design South Bank Exit point only

Attendance information

This Masters program is offered full-time in on-campus mode at the South Bank campus.

Student Income Support

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.

My career opportunities

With a graduate portfolio demonstrating your innovative knowledge and skills, the Master of Design prepares you for future jobs in a wide range of global industries and careers:

  • Experience Design
  • User Experience
  • Service Design
  • Graphic Communication Design
  • Digital Visual Design
  • Product and 3D Design
  • Design Management
  • Design Strategy
  • Creative Technologist
  • Design Research
  • User Research

Pathways to further study

The Master of Design enables qualifying students to pursue Higher Degree Research (HDR) studies such as the Master of Visual Arts (5052), Doctor of Visual Arts (6009) or Doctor of Philosophy (6001).

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate 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 for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Design (5720)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 22.0 $275.00 $22,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information