The Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) program prepares you for the profession with a new culture of learning supported by a user/student-centered approach, competency learning, design studio-project based learning, applied design research and innovation.
With a shorter time span between thinking and making graduates in industrial design need to create and innovate by adding value to experiences and interaction, products, businesses and systems.
They are thinker-makers and design entrepreneurs, self-starters and all-rounders that can figure out and problem-solve ambiguity. You will need to work independently or in collaboration with others in new product development teams, user experience and interaction, product service systems, production and manufacturing.
The program culminates in a final year industrial design project intending to develop visionary work leading to industry placement, Masters or PhD research place of design in society and its effect on people, the environment and the economy, and provides you with the ability to work alone or collaboratively.
Graduates from this program are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).
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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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 program 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.