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The award

How long you will study
3 - 6 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
March, July

International course fees
AUD 31440 per year

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About Bachelor of Design and Technology at Western Sydney University

This course prepares students for a career in industrial design and/or industrial graphics. This is achieved by providing a sound knowledge of units in a broad range of design disciplines, including design methodology, design innovation, product design, ergonomics, manufacturing technology and design, management, 2D and 3D CAD. Students interested in a teaching career in Design and Technology may take the Master of Teaching degree after completing their Design and Technology degree.

The program provides an array of three majors (Graphics and Visualisation, Design Management and Entrepreneurship, and Design-Led Innovation and Management) and five sub-majors (Visualisation, Human Interaction, Industrial Manufacturing, Design Management, Responsible Design and Sustainability). The course pathway is transformative by practice on progressive priorities of product, process, people and place. In first year, it introduces students to the basic skills of making products, design thinking and literacy, physical and digital methods, professional standards, and essential foundation knowledge of science and mathematics for industrial design. In second year, the program takes students deeper into the profession by working on design process through design management, visualisation, human-computer interaction and sustainable design. In third year, the program brings students to consolidate competencies and expertise by focusing on people, place and socio-cultural context as critical components of the design problem. Students are expected to complete an incremental process of industrial experience by this year. They are also required to undertake a sub-major from different streams within the program to complete the course.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study3 - 6 years
    Course startsMarch, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 31440 per year

Entry requirements

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to the University of Western Sydney via the the Western Sydney University International office.

International students applying to Western Sydney University through Western Sydney University International can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the Western Sydney University International website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

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