Bachelor of Design - Product Design

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Bachelor of Design in 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. UTS believes a hands-on approach is fundamental for every aspiring designer. As such, the student's 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

Structure

This course is offered on a three-year, full-time basis. Students must complete 144 credit points made up of 120 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points comprising a sub-major or electives

Subjects

  • Inside Design
  • Understanding Three-dimensional Form
  • Product Design Communication A
  • Integrated Product Design
  • Informing Product Design
  • Product Design Communication B
  • User-centred Design
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through the Universities Admissions Centre. Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. Non-current school leavers are selected on the basis of academic merit or on the basis of portfolio and interview rank. Applicants are advised to submit an optional portfolio

Recognition

Career opportunities for graduates of the product design degree are expanding. Longstanding industrial design roles include working as an in-house designer in a manufacturing company or working as a design consultant. Graduates also work in emerging fields such as service and strategic design or digital interaction design, adapting advanced technologies for new experiences and networked environments. Integrated education also allows graduates to move beyond design and manage production, distribution and marketing of new products. Finally, the degree prepares graduates for further study in specialised fields such as transport design or associated professional disciplines.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
City International: $108,864 No No information available

Further information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on: Telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222

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