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Master of Design (Industrial Design)
Master of Design (Industrial Design)

Master of Design (Industrial Design)

  • ID:UOSA610132
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,600.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,600.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$90,260.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma from a recognised higher education institution, or equivalent, in a related discipline. Applicants must also submit a portfolio of work, curriculum vitae and a written statement of intent.

Applicants who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Design from the University of South Australia are eligible to enter the program with 1.0 EFTSL Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1 year of full time study or equivalent part time study, and are not required to submit a portfolio of work and statement of intent.

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree in a related discipline are eligible to enter the program with 1.0 EFTSL Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1 year of full time study or equivalent part time study. Applicants must also submit a portfolio of work, curriculum vitae and a written statement of intent.

English Requirements

  • IELTS total 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0

  • TOEFL PBT : 577 with TWE of 4.5

  • TOEFL iBT: 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18

  • Pearson PTE: 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50

  • Cambridge CAE/CPE : 177

Course Information

This hands-on postgraduate qualification will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the innovative, changing world of design. You will study emerging trends and technologies, contemporary design issues, design thinking methodologies, qualitative research practices and sustainability.

This degree explores the intricacies of product design, further building on your existing knowledge and skill set. You will develop the tools and techniques to investigate and analyse human centred design problems and develop techniques to manage complex design projects. You will also develop knowledge and skills in design thinking principles and practices as they are applied to industrial design projects. Emerging materials and processing technologies will be covered, as will manufacturing, technical skills and 3D design.

Much of your study will take place in our state-of-the-art workshops that are fitted out with digital fabrication equipment such as laser cutters, CNC routers and 3D printers, as well as industry-standard motion-capture and virtual reality systems.  

In addition to these fundamental practical skills, a key part of your learning will relate to advanced research skills and you will graduate with the cognitive skills needed to review and analyse research.

You may also complete an industry placement as part of your studies.

CRICOS CODE: 071952G

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Degree structure

FIRST YEAR

  • First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)

  • Research Studio 1

  • Research Methods (Creative)

  • Nature, Culture and Sustainability

  • Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)

  • Research Studio 2

  • Business Practice for Artists and Designers

  • Elective

SECOND YEAR

  • First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)

  • Masters Project 1

  • Masters Project Report 1

  • Elective

  • Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)

  • Masters Project 2

  • Masters Project Report 2

  • Elective

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Job prospects in this field are looking good, with strong growth prospects in the sector1.

Careers to consider: 

  • industrial designer: develop concepts and designs for manufactured products, such as cars

  • furniture designer:  develop design concepts, experiment with different materials, liaise with clients and build sample models for either mass produced furniture prototypes or one-off exclusive pieces 

  • product designer:  use your design skills to make existing products more effective

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