Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Design - International

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

Increase global employment opportunities and enjoy a year of international experience studying with one of our many international partner universities. This degree combines the three-year Bachelor of Design with one year of international studies (undertaken in third year), giving students all of the outcomes of the standard degree, plus the advantages of a year of specialist international studies. Design skills are highly transferable and gaining experience in countries known for their expertise in design will enhance your employability and open unique career opportunities. Destinations include the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.


  • 384 credit points comprising 4 impact lab units
  • a Design major (12 units)
  • 8 complementary studies units
  • plus one year full-time at an approved overseas partner institution.


  • Architecture
  • Fashion
  • Industrial design
  • Interior architecture
  • Interaction design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Visual communication.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • And for Fashion: successful portfolio and academic achievement


Depending on major - Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, Australian Graphic Design Association, Australian Institute of Architects, Design Institute of Australia, Design/Interior Architecture Educators' Association of Australia and New Zealand, World Design Organization.

Study pathways

Pathways to Master of Teaching (Secondary) and Master of Philosophy are available. Upon completion of the Master of Architecture and the required period of practical experience, graduates of the Bachelor of Design - International (Architecture) are eligible to sit for registration as an architect in Australia. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point International: $136,800 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Kelvin Grove International: $136,800 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Due to the prescribed one year abroad requirement, students should consider special conditions applicable, such as academic performance, international preferences and additional costs. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Individual faculties also offer support through prizes, awards and bursaries that reward and encourage student effort through the generous support of individuals, industry and government sponsors. Visit https://www.qut.edu.au/study/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-prizes for more information. Fashion major only: This major is not covered by QUT's Offer Guarantee Scheme. All other majors: Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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