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Bachelor of Industrial Design
Bachelor of Industrial Design

Bachelor of Industrial Design

  • ID:GU610073
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

In this degree, you'll combine innovative design and creative engineering. You'll learn through making as you get hands-on with advanced technologies, including 3D printing, under the guidance of our experienced teaching staff.

This degree sits within both the Queensland College of Art and the Griffith School of Engineering, which is testament to the practical and interdisciplinary nature of your study. You'll be taught electronics, mechanics, thermofluids and more by engineering specialists, while also being taught design skills, digital modelling and 3D printing by design professionals. The result is a well-rounded degree that sets you up to start your career equipped with the skills and knowledge you need.

Your 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.

Industry and expert connections

Throughout your degree, you'll interact with experts in the industry to put what you learn in the classroom into practice while developing strong industry connections. In your first year, you'll have the opportunity to visit design houses to get a feel for industrial design in application. Further into your degree, you will work with design professionals while embedded in their businesses as part of your assessment. Once you graduate you are eligible to become a member of the Design Institute of Australia, as this industry body recognises your degree.

Graduate outcomes

Combine a creative engineering approach with industrial design innovation, and secure your future in this highly rewarding career. You'll be prepared for work as an industrial designer, innovator, product designer, entrepreneur, creative designer-maker, designer for medical applications, or in automotive or digital fashion.


Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Creative Engineering - 1701ENG

  • Introduction to 3D Design - 1622QCA

  • Designing with Mechanics - 1702ENG

  • Making Interaction - 1701QCA

  • Introduction to Structures - 1801ENG

  • Engineering Design Practice - 1022ENG

  • Electrics and Electronics for Designers - 1704ENG

  • Design Histories and Futures - 1537QCA

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to 3D Printing - 2640QCA

  • Digital Modelling for Design - 2639QCA

  • Mechanical Engineering Design - 2502ENG

  • Engineering Materials - 1017ENG

  • Product Design Studio - 2648QCA

  • 3D Digital Modelling for Manufacturing - 2604QCA

  • Listed Elective

  • Designing with Thermofluids - 1703ENG

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • 3D Design Studio - 3618QCA

  • Human Machine Interfaces - 3631QCA

  • Listed elective

  • Free-choice elective

  • Digital Making: Objects and Furniture - 3619QCA

  • Action Research Studio - 3646QCA


  • Work Integrated Learning Placement - 3900ESC

  • Design and Manufacture of Composites - 3801ENG

Listed electives

The availability of these elective courses may be subject to change and you should consult the course offering details and discipline convenor if necessary prior to enrolling.

You must complete at least 20 credit points from the listed Industrial Design electives. You may also choose up to an extra 10 credit points from this list in place of the Undergraduate free-choice elective/s.

  • Global Perspectives for Sustainable Infrastructure - 3005ENG

  • Design of Machine Elements - 3511ENG (offered from 2019)

  • Digital Making: Objects and Furniture - 3619QCA

  • Rethinking Methods and Materials - 2592QCA (Southbank offering only)

  • Work Integrated Learning Special Topic 1 - 2518ENG

  • Work Integrated Learning Special Topic 2 - 3518ENG

Free-choice electives

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any second or third year level Undergraduate free-choice elective/s offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

  • Construction Methods and Practices - 2104ENG

  • Creative Internships - 3615QCA

  • Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures - 2043MKT (not offered from 2020)


  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship - 2043IBA

  • Griffith Innovation Challenge - 2034IBA (formerly 3031IBA)

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC

  • Introduction to Spatial Design - 2656QCA

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Career Opportunity

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Key employment sectors*

  • Manufacturing

  • Design

  • Marketing and advertising

  • Automotive

Potential job outcomes

  • Industrial designer

  • Product designer

  • Creative designer

  • Digital designer

  • Automotive designer 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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