Bachelor of Industrial Design

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

In this degree, you will learn the multifaceted practice of professional Industrial Design, from the blue-sky activities of idea-generation and invention to the rigorous knowledge of engineering science. You'll learn through making as you get hands-on with advanced technologies, including 3D printing and other methods of cutting-edge manufacturing through to traditional craft/hand-making technologies and techniques. You will be prepared for careers ranging from design for mass-production to small scale manufacture and everything in between. All courses are taught under the guidance of our industry experienced teaching staff, and everything is viewed through the lens of sustainability and best professional practice.This degree sits within the discipline of Architecture, Design and Planning and many of the core courses sit within the discipline of Mechanical Engineering. This is a testament to the practical and interdisciplinary nature of your study. You'll be taught electronics, mechanics, thermofluids and more by engineering specialists, while also being taught design skills, digital modelling, 3D printing and programming by design professionals. The result is a comprehensive Industry Ready degree that sets you up to start your career equipped with the skills and knowledge you need.Your degree also incorporates an international focus on digital and advanced technology manufacturing, giving you the chance to develop an understanding of how a product is created, from design to delivery, in a global context across a broad range of fields.Industry and expert connectionsThroughout your degree, you'll interact with industry experts to put what you learn in the classroom into practice while developing strong industry connections. In your first year, you'll have the opportunity to visit design practices to get a feel for industrial design in application. Further into your degree, you will work with design professionals while embedded in their businesses as part of your assessment. Once you graduate you are eligible to become a member of the Design Institute of Australia, as this industry body recognises your degree.Graduate outcomesCombine a professional Industrial Design qualification plus a large component of engineering sciences expands on the possibilities of a traditional Industrial Design degree. Secure your future in this highly rewarding career. Our graduates work in a wide variety of employment areas including industrial designer, designer for medical applications, innovator, product designer, entrepreneur, furniture designer/designer-maker, jewellery designer-maker, designer-maker, set/prop designer, fairground ride designer or in automotive or digital fashion.FlexibilityTailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.


  • 3D Design Studio 
  • 3D Digital Modelling for Manufacture
  • 3D Digital Modelling for Manufacturing
  • 3D Modelling for 3D Printing
  • Creative Engineering
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Design in Context
  • Designer Languages
  • Designing with Mechanics
  • Designing with Thermofluids
  • Digital Design and Modelling
  • Digital Making: Objects and Furniture
  • Digital Modelling for Design
  • Electrics and Electronics for Designers
  • Engineering Design Practice
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Industrial Design Studio 1
  • Industrial Design Studio 2
  • Industrial Design Studio 3
  • Industrial Design Studio 4
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to 3D Design
  • Introduction to 3D Printing
  • Introduction to Structures
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Major Studio Project
  • Making Visual Media
  • Manufacturing Technology 1
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Science
  • Product Design Studio
  • Work Integrated Learning Placement


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $115,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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