Bachelor of Design - Industrial Design / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

The hands-on industrial design program has a strong focus on user-centred design, technology and design leadership. Students will create innovative, attractive, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems and learn the technical aspects of design, design management, CAID (computer-aided industrial design) technology, ergonomics, aesthetics, marketing and design leadership. The law degree provides a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge and transferable skills such as critical analysis, problem solving and research that will equip students for their careers. Students have the opportunity to choose electives that align with their interests and can gain practical and hands-on experience. They benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts. Students can also pursue work experience through industry internships and international exchanges. Career options include industrial design or intellectual property lawyers, industrial designers, and product or service designers for bespoke or mass production applications.

Course Fee:

International: $192,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4,SA)


528 credit points. Design component: 192 credit points (16 units); 4 core units and 12 major units. Law component: 336 credit points. The LLB (Honours) comprises 19 core units including units based upon the 'Priestly 11' required for admission to legal practice in Australia and 8 elective units. Students will study a combination of design and law units in the first four years, with law units only in the final three semesters.

Subjects you can Study:

Industrial design; Law

Study Pathways:

Pathways to the Master of Laws, Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Further information:

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.


Industrial Design: Design Institute of Australia (DIA). Law (Honours): Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for admission as a solicitor and/or barrister in all Australian states and territories. It is also recognised for admission purposes in West and East Malaysia, India, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Industrial Designer, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info Yes Full time 5.5 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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