Our Design and Technology degree delivers a sound knowledge of design from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint.
This program can lead to multiple career outcomes, including product design, packaging, rapid prototyping, 3D modelling, exhibition design and secondary school teaching (with additional degrees). You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of all design areas, but also the flexibility to specialise.
Alternative entry options apply for this degree. Please see our handbook for details.
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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).
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.
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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.
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As Design and Technology graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Product design
- Industrial design
- Production design
- Secondary Teaching
(further study is required)
Product designers are creative problem solvers. They explore the myriad ways in which a new technology might solve a user need. They collect data about and analyse users, develop and test concepts, then create prototypes of the best ideas for users to validate.
Industrial Designers plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass, batch and one-off production. If you want to become an Industrial Designer, apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Industrial Design (4th year).
School Teachers teach one or more subjects and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. If you are interested in becoming a secondary teacher, apply to study our Masters course on completion of the Bachelor of Design and Technology degree.
Web Designers design information for visual and audio communication, publication and display using print, film, electronic, digital and other forms of visual and audio media.
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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.
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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.
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