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:

International: $134,400

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:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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Industrial Designer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 4 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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