Bachelor of Design in Product Design / Bachelor of International Studies
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design prepares students for a career in the global product design industry, from boutique design practice or service design to large-scale industrial production and beyond. The combined Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides students with additional practical skills, in particular those that raise their awareness of the international contexts of design, by providing the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of a language other than English and another culture. UTS believes a hands-on approach is fundamental for every aspiring designer. As such, the students' starting point is the individual design and making of an object. Throughout their studies students learn how to design, prototype and test solutions using the latest technologies in the faculty's digital and fabrication workshops. Alongside a strong technical base, the degree applies the creative problem-solving required to design experiences that make a difference to everyday life, whether in developing economies or digital cultures. Central to this approach is an understanding of the relationships between objects, culture, economy, technology, business and human behaviour.
240 credit points of study with 96cp Core subjects, 24cp Sub-major/Electives (DAB), 24cp Sub-major/Options, 96cp Country major choice
- Integrated product design
- Language and culture
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; self-employed design entrepreneur; and production and distribution manager. Graduates also work in emerging fields such as service and strategic design, digital interaction design, and adapting advanced technologies for new experiences and networked environments.