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Diploma of Design
Diploma of Design

Diploma of Design

  • ID:GC610004
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): 5.5 (with no band below 5.0),

  • TOEFL: 525/46,

  • ISLPR*:  2+,

  • PTE (Academic): 42,

  • Cambridge English Scale: 162 (with no score below 154)

Other Requirements

Academic Requirements for Unconditional offers –The College will accept:

  • Screenshots of documents from official institutions, Schools, and MOE websites.  Agents are responsible for assisting the College with verifying the authenticity of all screenshot documents submitted

  • Predictive results for International Baccalaureate and GCSE (O, A and AS levels) scores

  • A combination of year 11 and 12 marksheet results for students unable to complete year 12 final examinations and who identify as meeting admission requirements

  • Acceptable uncertified copies of official academic documentation or unofficial transcripts submitted on-line

Course Information

If you love visual creativity, the Diploma of Design is the perfect way to develop the skills you need to kickstart your career.

Practical projects will help you fine-tune your artistic abilities and harness new technology. Theoretical studies in design thinking and problem solving will enable you to approach challenges with structure and confidence.

After learning the fundamentals of design across multiple disciplines, including graphic design, visualisation, studio art, 3D design and interior design, you will be able to progress to a more specific creative degree at Griffith’s Queensland College of Art.

CRICOS 056514M

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Sample program structure

Trimester 1

• Academic and Professional Skills Development For Science and Technology

• Core Maths Skills~

• Computing And Programming

Trimester 2

• Engineering Science

• Engineering Fundamentals

• Mathematics 1A

Trimester 3

• Electric Circuits or Engineering Mechanics

• Mathematics 1B

• Engineering Materials

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways to a Griffith University Design Degree

Bachelor of Design

  • Majors: Graphic and Communication Design / Interior Design and Environments / Product and 3D Design / Visualisation and Immersive Design,

  • Campus:  Gold Coast / South Bank, Credit granted*: 80 CP, Min. GPA requirements: 4, English requirements: IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

Credit eligibility for other programs

Bachelor of Architectural Design,

  • Campus: Gold Coast, Credit granted*: 30 CP, Min. GPA requirements: 4, English requirements:  IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business,

  • Campus: Gold Coast / South Bank, Credit granted*: 50 / 60 CP‡, Min. GPA requirements: 4, English requirements: IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

Bachelor of Visual Arts,

  • Campus: South Bank, Credit granted*: 40 CP§, Min. GPA requirements: 4, English requirements: IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

Bachelor of Laws (Honours),

  • Campus: Gold Coast / Nathan, Credit granted40 CP, *: Min. GPA requirements:   5, English requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.
†International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith College bachelor degree.
‡Lower amount of credit applied if students are required to undertake language enhancement course (unless they have IELTS 7.0).
§Portfolio required.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Include but not limited to civil engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, software engineering, mechatronics, electrical and electronic engineering, electronic and energy engineering, electronic and UAV engineering, electronic and computer engineering, industrial design. 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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