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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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 course 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.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
In this major you will gain skills in programming fundamentals, 2D and 3D graphics, mobile applications and more.
In this major you will gain skills in sustainable design, design management and learn how to create change and innovation.
In this major you will gain skills in design organisation, marketing, interaction design, international marketing, product management, branding and more.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $31,440*
Delivery: On campus
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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 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 course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.