Master of Professional Design

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Provides students with advanced technical and conceptual skills in design, and uses digital media as both a production and a creative tool. In the latter stages of the course, students will focus on an advanced design application through the production of a major piece of work that will fuse contemporary studio-based practice and theory with rigorous critical analysis. Students will be introduced to design thinking as a means of exploring ways of investigating and understanding complex challenges, and user-focused methods of generating ideas. Students will be encouraged to view the design process as a collaborative activity that generates innovation through making and prototyping. The course will appeal to non-design related practitioners and graduates who wish to upgrade their practice by including design skills as the means to understand and apply the role of empathy in user-centred innovation.


11 Units: 240 Credit Points


  • Effective Communication in Professional Contexts
  • Media and Society in a Globalised World
  • Advertising and Brand Awareness
  • Methods of Inquiry
  • Visual Communication
  • Design Thinking

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Lawley Domestic: $39,670
International: $59,040
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Further information

Related careers: UX Designer (User Experience Designer), Service Designer, Social Designer, Design Strategist

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