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Master of professional design
Master of professional design

Master of professional design

  • ID:ECU610039
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,850.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$19,760.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,850.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$19,760.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$102,680.00
Apply
60
Accept letter
100
Visa
20
Fly
1

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or

  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English requirements

  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);

  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;

  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);

  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or

  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Information

Provides students with advanced technical and conceptual skills in design, and uses digital media as both a production and a creative tool.

In the latter stages of the course, students will focus on an advanced design application through the production of a major piece of work that will fuse contemporary studio-based practice and theory with rigorous critical analysis.
Students will be introduced to design thinking as a means of exploring ways of investigating and understanding complex challenges, and user-focused methods of generating ideas. Students will be encouraged to view the design process as a collaborative activity that generates innovation through making and prototyping.
The course will appeal to non-design related practitioners and graduates who wish to upgrade their practice by including design skills as the means to understand and apply the role of empathy in user-centred innovation.

 

 

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Points

CMM5160

Effective Communication in Professional Contexts

20

CMM5165

Media and Society in a Globalised World

20

CMM5170

Advertising and Brand Awareness

20

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Points

RES5115

Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches

20

DES5310

What is Design For?

20

VIS5110

Visual Communication

20

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Points

DES5102

Design Thinking

20

DES6010

Design Case Studies

20

DES6020

Project Development and Management

20

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Points

CCA6240

Masters Project 1

30

CCA6250

Masters Project 2

30

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Employment opportunities include assisting organisations, companies, and communities to innovate through building empathy, understanding stakeholders' needs, co-creating possibilities with stakeholders, and developing socially, environmentally and financially sustainable solutions.

Possible future job titles

UX Designer (User Experience Designer), Service Designer, Social Designer, Design Strategist

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