Bachelor of Design and Technology



Delivery ModeOn campus
Duration 3F / 6P
Intake InformationSemester 2 - (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn)
UAC Code722520 [Penrith]
Entrance Rank60.00 [Penrith]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.



Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith
Duration 3F
Intake Information Semester 2 - (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn)
Course Code 3502.7 [041034F] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


Delivering a sound knowledge of design from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint, the Western Sydney University Design and Technology degree leads to multiple career outcomes including product design, packaging, rapid prototyping, 3D modelling, exhibition design and secondary school teaching with additional qualifications.

The course provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of all design areas, but also offers the flexibility to specialise. It combines the University's own state-of-the-art technologies and processes with an extensive network of external industry-based resources. Subject areas include:

  • design methodology
  • design innovation
  • product design
  • ergonomics
  • management
  • marketing
  • manufacturing technology and design
  • 2D and 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • technical illustration

Practical Experience

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in practical work experience projects and network with industry. During or at the end of your third year of study, the practical component of the course culminates in a 10-week session of industry experience, giving you priceless real-life experience in developing new products within a company or organisation environment.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Design and Technology

As a graduate of our Design and Technology Program, you will enjoy a range of career options. Our graduates typically work in creating and producing designs for consumer, medical and industrial products, and in making models and prototypes of these designs for mass or specialist production.

If you are interested in becoming a secondary teacher, you can apply to study the University's secondary teacher education course on completion of the Bachelor of Design and Technology degree.

You can also apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Industrial Design (4th year) if you want to become an industrial designer.

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.