Master of Design

Monash University

A professionally-focused program of advanced study in contemporary design practice, the Master of Design course includes specialisations in interaction design, multimedia design and collaborative design. Students can also take a range of units from across these three to construct an advanced studies in design specialisation. This program is ideal for those keen to enter the expanding fields of professional design engagement, or design practitioners aiming to upgrade their expertise.

Course Fee:


Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in any field with at least a 60% average; or Bachelor degree in a related field with at least a 60% average, and folio; or Bachelor (Honours) degree in a related field (or any field with relevant expertise) with at least a 60% average, and folio. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a related field are required to provide a digital folio of 10-15 images of recent, original work.


11 coursework units, taken over 4 semesters (full time) or 8 semesters (part time). Students will be trained in advanced design thinking and processes that will equip them to create design solutions that engage experiential, communication, object and spatial contexts.

Subjects you can Study:

Collaborative design; Industrial design; Interaction design; Interior architecture; Multidisciplinary design; Multimedia design; Visual communication

Study Pathways:

24 or 48 credit points may be credited on the basis of previous studies. Recognition of prior learning may also be the basis of an application for credit or exemption (considered on a case-by-case basis).

Who for:

Design graduates who wish to study design practice, planning and research at an advanced level

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Caulfield No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Caulfield No info Yes Part time 3 years
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