The Master of Design is designed for students from a range of design or related fields. The course emphasises a mix of interdisciplinary collaboration and provides a project-based, studio environment. Students enhance their expertise within a chosen design field, including visual communication design, industrial design, interior architecture and digital media design. They also broaden their skills and knowledge in design practice, 3D printing, interaction design, design management, computer-aided design and visualisation tools. Students develop the professional capabilities and knowledge to become leaders in their field, as well as skills and strategies that enable them to be accomplished practitioners. They may also undertake study in related areas, including business innovation, marketing and media. Students have the option to participate in study tours and projects with Design Factory Melbourne. The Master of Design is part of a nested suite made up of the Graduate Certificate of Design, Graduate Diploma of Design and Master of Design.

Course Fee:

Australian: $48,630
International: $59,040

Entry Requirements:

A recognised three-year Bachelor of Design or equivalent; or the Graduate Certificate of Design; or the Graduate Diploma of Design; or applicants who do not have a Bachelor of Design qualification but have a related qualification and work experience in a design-related field, will be required to submit a portfolio demonstrating their cognate skills and capabilities in design. Related fields may include architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, digital arts, creative arts, multimedia or digital media, product design engineering, design technology, games and interactivity, and creative industries. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%; minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Structure:

200 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Design

Study Pathways:

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition:

Upon completion of this qualification students may be eligible to become a member of the Design Institute of Australia, Australian Graphic Design Association or Design Management Institute.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Full time 2 years
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Part time

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For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
  • Our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than any other university. 
  • Our engineering students design, build and race their own Formula SAE car and showcase it at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Our information technology students create live network systems in our three state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs.
  • Our design school is in the Top 40 worldwide (2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject) and our students collaborate with universities in Finland, China and Chile on projects in the Swinburne Design Factory.
  • Many other graduates have gone on to work at places like NAB, Telstra, IBM and ANZ Bank. 

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Beyond that, we prioritise your learning experience above all else. Swinburne was ranked in the top three in Victoria for student satisfaction, outstripping the national average (QILT Student Experience Survey 2016). 

With that goal in mind, we recently launched the Bachelor of Engineering Practice – Australia’s first engineering degree that uses project-based learning, while eliminating lectures and exams. And that’s just for a start.

Levels of study

From master degrees and postgraduate programs to bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates, Swinburne offers options for everyone. 

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