Bachelor of Design at the University of New South Wales, Australia

The Bachelor of Design at UNSW creates a significant practice-led research project to expand your design knowledge and understanding (Honours). Here, you can explore the possibilities of contemporary design by visiting renowned research laboratories and participating in a chosen professional placement program.

Description


The Bachelor of Design at UNSW creates a significant practice-led research project to expand your design knowledge and understanding (Honours). Here, you can explore the possibilities of contemporary design by visiting renowned research laboratories and participating in a chosen professional placement program.


Here, graduates also gain a better understanding of design strategy, methodology, and research, which prepares them for a variety of jobs in the design and cultural industries, as well as higher-degree research programs such as a Master of Philosophy or PhD.

What you will study:

Core Courses

The following courses provide students with 48 units of credit.


  1. Design Honours Studio Research Project 2) twice for a total of 24 UOC.

  2. Professional Experience Project

  3. Design Honours Studio Research Project 1

  4. Design Honours Studio Research Project 2

  5. Design Research Methods and Theory

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply design theory, concepts, and advanced skills to a variety of challenging current and emerging design processes.

  2. Using an in-depth independent study project, gain a fresh knowledge of design and its social, historical, and present settings.

  3. Assess and position their work in the ever-changing design world as flexible and responsive practitioners.

  4. Work as a creative and skilled designer who can communicate well with stakeholders and the larger community, both on their own and as part of a group.

  5. Assist in the resolution of global and ethical issues through cultural awareness and an appreciation of the international impact and engagement that design may have.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Design will help you build a diverse range of skills that are based on a strong ethical framework. You'll have the best opportunity of becoming a quick-witted, enterprising designer who can solve real-world challenges, including-


  1. Graphic designer, illustrator, media producer 

  2. Interaction and user experience (UX) designer

  3. Exhibition, experience illustrator and event designer

  4. Jewellery, wearable and textile designer

  5. Furniture, object, ceramics or lighting designer

  6. Virtual reality, visual communication and 3D Visualiser 

  7. Design instructor or design strategist

  8. Film, television and mobile producer

 Admissions Requirements

Students must have completed the UNSW Bachelor of Design or a comparable Level 7 diploma. You must have a WAM of 70 or higher (or equivalent) in the relevant Level 7 qualification before enrolling in Honours. Entry is based on available resources and the approval of the Deputy Head of School for Design.

English Language Requirement

In order to study at UNSW, you may be asked to provide confirmation of your English ability, depending on your educational history and citizenship. 


UNSW demands a minimum level of English language competency for enrolment since English language skills are crucial for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments, and exams.


If you're studying for an Australian Year 12 certificate, you don't need to provide any additional evidence of your competence (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent). Your diploma will be used to prove your English language proficiency.


It will be mentioned in your application if proof of English proficiency is necessary. You can do so by demonstrating that you meet at least one of the following requirements:


  1. English language examinations and universities English courses

  2. Prior knowledge of the English language is essential.

  3. Other Qualification


UNSW Global offers English language courses and programs to help you meet your degree's English language requirements. You have a choice of options depending on your current English language ability.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative First Year Full Fee $8,435* in 2022

Commonwealth Supported Place: Band 2 Student Contribution 


*Based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points, the Commonwealth Supported Place student contribution is an estimate of the amount payable in Year 1. (1.0 EFTSL). 


Your student contribution amount is decided by your academic program and the calendar year in which you enroll. The cost of enrollment is calculated at the time of enrollment. 


The amount of your student contribution is subject to annual review by the institution, and it may increase each year.


The following fees are a rough estimate of the average and only include tuition; other fees and levies are not included.

Scholarships

Every year, UNSW offers over $83 million in scholarships. We enjoy rewarding achievement and ensuring that the university is accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you're a domestic or international student, our variety of scholarships, prizes, and awards can help you succeed.

$120,690 per course
  • Level
    Bachelor
  • Delivery
    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Application Fee
    125 AUD
  • Intake
    May
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL (IBT), TOEFL (PBT), PTE
  • Scholarship
    Full tuition fee scholarships