University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Design - Product Design / Bachelor of Arts - International Studies

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. The combined Bachelor of Design in 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.

Structure

The course is offered on a five-year, full-time or part-time equivalent basis. Students must complete 240 credit points comprising 96 credit points of core subjects, a 24-credit-point sub-major, 24 credit points of electives in product design, and 96 credit points of international studies subjects.

Subjects

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

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. 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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $199,920 No

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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