This program prepares students for the profession with a culture of learning supported by studio-project based learning, applied design research and innovation.
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HSC True Reward provides school leavers much needed peace of mind, with an early offer into most university degrees based on Year 11* or Year 12 results.
Learn more about early entry for 2023, including eligibility requirements, key dates and answers to frequently asked questions.
*Those that apply using their Year 11 results will need to successfully complete the HSC.
Industrial design is a vital part of modern-day living. Every day of our lives, we encounter products designed and manufactured with the intention of making our lives easier. It is industrial designers, incorporating a lateral and cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving, who create the most useful products.
The primary focus of our Industrial Design program is ensuring that our graduates are completely industry-ready, able to think strategically and provide innovative design solutions in a commercial context. The program promotes an awareness of the place of design in society and its effect on people, the environment and the economy, and provides students with the ability to work independently or collaboratively.
You will be required to undertake 10 weeks of industry placement, which encourages professional development and often leads to projects for the final year of the program and, in some instances, direct employment upon graduation. Additionally, our graduates are eligible for professional membership of the Design Institute of Australia – the professional body representing designers in Australia.
If you didn't quite get the required ATAR, you can apply for entry into one of our undergraduate degrees with a interview that shows your personal aptitude, design skills and creativity.
Entry by Interview, means your personal aptitude, professional experience, and educational degrees are taken into consideration supported by a portfolio of works to showcase your creative work. After applicants have applied for the Bachelor of Industrial Design, they are required to book an interview.
- 22 & 23 August 2022
- 14 & 15 November 2022
- 19 & 20 January 2023
The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
This major has a focus on change, digital innovation and incorporates simulation and incubators for students who wish to pursue a corporate design role, or build their own start-up business generating new value and driving dynamic careers.
The Technology Entrepreneurship major is focused on guiding students through all stages of turning their innovative idea into a start-up company. In an entrepreneurial ecosystem, you will learn the knowledge and techniques for opportunity discovery, impact analysis, customer analysis, strategic team-building and leadership, the psychology and ethics of the start-up, funding modelling and financial analysis, growth and exit strategies. We will be helping you with defining your idea, forming a team around it, building a prototype, developing a pitch for investors and running a start-up company.
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“Studying Industrial Design at Western Sydney was my most enjoyable time at university. The variety of skills learnt in drawing communication, CAD, design and creativity are ones I use everyday in my work and personal life. As a high school teacher, these skills have led to consistently high HSC results, and selection of top projects for my students due directly to the refinement processes and expertise in design taught to me while doing I.D. My skill set is unique to other TAS teachers and has led me to be sought after for advice, training and professional development of others.”
- Jennifer Daly TAS teacher - Arndell Anglican College
As an Industrial Design graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Technological innovation
- Consumer goods
- Entertainment and games
- Online and e-learning solutions
- Secondary Teaching
(further study is required)
Industrial Designers plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass, batch and one-off production.
Product designers 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.
Games Developers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
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.
If you are interested in becoming a secondary teacher, apply to study our Masters course on completion of the Bachelor of Industrial Design degree.
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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. 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.