Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)

RMIT University

Industrial designers invent, visualise, prototype and ultimately deliver resolved design solutions to complex problems in the form of new products and services. The socio-cultural, technological, material, aesthetic and experiential dimensions of a particular need or opportunity in specific situations and contexts are teased out through a variety of design methods and processes in order to propose new and better alternatives. Significant scope is given to explore both established and emerging domains of the discipline as well as to develop capabilities and professional ethics through design. Students will explore: producing commercially-oriented approaches to product, transportation and furniture design; design of sustainable product/service/systems; design of technologically and materially mediated interactions and experiences; design as a mechanism for enabling social reform and cultural enrichment; the possibilities of form, process and material in response to rapid technological advances; the increasingly blurred intersections of our digital and material worlds; and design as a way to address the needs of clients, user groups and communities.

Course Fee:

Australian: $134,400
International: $145,920

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisite: Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English; pre-selection kit; portfolio


Subjects include: Design Studies; Design Studio; Industrial Design; Industrial Design Communications

Subjects you can Study:

Industrial design

Study Pathways:

RMIT graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: Associate Degree in Design (Furniture); Diploma of Product Design.

Further information:

Graduates work as designers for product and manufacturing companies; in the consultancy, entertainment, education, cultural and services sectors; and for research institutions. Cross-disciplinary designers work in emerging fields of design practice; others start and run their own design or product-producing businesses.


Design Institute of Australia; International Interaction Designers Association; Association of Women Industrial Designers (AWID); Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Industrial Designer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 4 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 


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