University of South Australia (UniSA)

Master of Design - Sustainable Design (DMSP)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Master of Design (Sustainable Design) is a hands-on postgraduate qualification that equips students with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable design thinking as it relates to the changing world of design. Students study a balance of sustainable design theory and practical design application, ensuring they build on their previously acquired knowledge and skill set. Emerging materials and new technologies are covered, and students gain experience working on projects in Indigenous communities. A key part of learning relates to advanced research skills and students graduate with the cognitive skills needed to review and analyse research. Students also complete an industry placement as part of their studies.


  • 72 units
  • 18 units of research studio
  • 18 units of project
  • 9 units of project report
  • 4.5 units of research methods
  • 4.5 units of business practices
  • 13.5 units of sustainability
  • 4.5 units of electives.


  • Design
  • Sustainable Design

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution, or equivalent, in a related discipline
  • And a portfolio of work, curriculum vitae and a written statement of intent. Applicants who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Design from the University of South Australia are eligible to enter and are not required to submit a portfolio of work and statement of intent. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards within the last two years.

Study pathways

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree in a related discipline or a Master of Architecture are eligible to enter the program with 1.0 EFTSL Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1 year of full time study or equivalent part time study.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City West International: $72,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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