Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Integrated product design expands on the traditional field of industrial design to reflect the changed realities of the globalised design profession. The course offers a practice-based approach to learning through the integration of digital and analogue technologies across the broad field of integrated product design, as well as the potential for specialisation within highly contemporary and innovative integrated product design practices. Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world. Integrated product design expands on the traditional field of industrial design to reflect the changing realities of the globalised design profession. With a strong emphasis on creativity and technology, the course equips students with the capacity to form an integrated approach and understanding of how to conceptualise, visualise and realise products, services and/or systems as a design professional. The program offers students the option to pursue a sub-major in interaction design. By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.
Students must complete 240 credit points, comprising 144 credit points in integrated product design and 96 credit points in creative intelligence and innovation. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.
- Integrated product design
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
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Career options include In-house designer with large multinationals and small boutique manufacturers, industrial designer, interaction designer, furniture, lighting or homewares designer, sport and leisure product designer, smart object, system and service designer, medical, health and scientific product designer and self-employed design entrepreneur. By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.