Master of Design

Monash University

A professionally focused program of advanced study in contemporary design practice to help you become a leader in your field. This program is ideal for those keen to enter the expanding fields of professional design engagement, or design practitioners aiming to upgrade their expertise. You'll be trained in advanced design thinking and processes that'll equip you to create design solutions that engage experiential, communication, object and spatial contexts.

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Entry Requirements:

Depending upon your prior qualifications and experience you will be eligible for entry credit, which reduces the duration. 2 years: bachelor's degree in any field. 1.5 years: Bachelor's degree in a related field OR Bachelor's degree in any field relevant expertise. 1 year: Bachelor's (Hons) in a related field, OR Bachelor's (Hons) degree in any field + relevant expertise. Note: Selection is based on previous academic achievement. Applicants must provide a current curriculum vitae. Applicants applying to do the 1.5 or one-year program are required to provide 10-15 images of recent, original work, clearly numbered with a corresponding list of details attached, and to identify your preferred specialisation. Even if you are eligible for entry credit you do not need to take it. You may apply for and complete the longer duration. Related fields may include graphic design, communication design, visual communication, interior design, interior architecture, exhibition design, interaction design, user experience design, multimedia design, motion design, web design, industrial design or product design. Relevant experience may include a relevant graduate certificate or work experience.

Subjects you can Study:

Collaborative design; Interaction design; Multidisciplinary design; or, you can also take a range of units from across these three to construct an advanced studies in design specialisation

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
The world is changing fast. If you’re at high school now, you may eventually choose an occupation that doesn’t yet exist. And you’ll almost certainly have several careers over your lifetime. That’s why we’ve designed our courses to give you the knowledge to confidently embark on a specific profession, plus the skills and networks to explore possibilities in your future.

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. They all allow you to graduate with a focused, relevant, accredited qualification, but there are different programs for different learning styles. That's because the Monash way of learning is versatile and flexible, genuinely interdisciplinary and focused on career outcomes.

We often involve industry partners in course design and delivery, so that you can graduate at the forefront of industry knowledge. And, of course, we're researchers — we create knowledge as well as deliver it. That research feeds straight back into our classrooms, keeping you abreast of global academic developments.

Of course, university isn't just about study. Our goal is to enrich you academically, professionally and personally, so that when you graduate, you're ready for anything.

If you're up for it, we have heaps of ways to help you stand out from the pack. You can spend time studying overseas or embark on one of our leadership programs, all of which differ in length and focus, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your goals.

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Add all this to the many groups, societies and events, and you have the opportunity to pack half a lifetime's experience into your four or so years on campus.

Monash is one of the world's top 100 universities. According to the Global Employability Rankings, leaders from the world's most successful companies consistently rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire graduates.

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