Bachelor of Design (Online)

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

The Bachelor of Design with a major in Communication Design has been developed in consultation with industry and includes the latest knowledge and technology focused on the future direction of visual communication and its diverse practices, including graphic design, advertising, corporate branding, product packaging, publishing, web design and more.


8 core units of study (8 x 12.5 = 100 credit points)7 units of study from the Communication Design major (6 x 12.5, 1 x 25 = 100 credit points)8 units of study comprising a second major, co major, advanced minors, minor/s and/or electives (100 credit points)


  • Communication design

Standard entry requirements

successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees)applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.


On completion of this qualification, students may be eligible to become a member of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and an Associate Member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and should confirm eligibility with the association.

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Swinburne Online International: $101,340 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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