Bachelor of Design and Technology


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Design and Technology at Western

Your practical experience is a combination of the University’s own state-of-the-art technologies and access to an extensive network of external industry-based resources where you will gain industry networks.

During your final year or at the conclusion of your study, you will undertake a 10-week industry experience session, giving you priceless real-life experience in developing new products within a company or organisational environment. Additionally, upon graduation you are eligible for membership to  the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Alternate Entry

If you didn't quite get the required ATAR, or if you're not eligible for early entry through HSC True Reward, you can apply for entry by interview in which personal aptitude, experience, and educational qualifications are taken into consideration supported by a portfolio of works.

After applicants have applied for the Bachelor of Design and Technology, they are required to book an interview and download a questionnaire at the University's online booking system. The questionnaire provides applicants further information on how to prepare their portfolio and for the interview.

Interview Dates:

  • Wednesday 23 August 2023
  • Thursday 24 August 2023
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023 
  • Thursday 23 November 2023
  • Thursday 18 January 2024
  • Friday 19 January 2024

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Study 2D and 3D visualisations and how to utilise them in a moden visual world. 

Students will learn about the use of the computer programming in creative spaces. This is then applied in the study of the human-computer relationship. 

Use your leadership skills to enhance your studio management skills. This major covers sustainable design and how to create change through innovation. 

Dive deep into marketing theory and gain skills in creating in a design led environment. Students will learn about human behaviour and how it applies to brand and product marketing. 

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $36,424*

Delivery: On campus



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Westpac Scholarship

Western are teaming up with Westpac to offer the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship, which is valued at $15,000 over three years.

Beyond the financial support, the scholarship includes access to industry and university mentors, internships, ongoing leadership development opportunities and exposure to new and diverse networks.

Find out where this opportunity could take you.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum, unless the total duration of the program is less than 80CP. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

** Lowest Selection Rank