Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Good design has the power to transform and provide lasting solutions that improve our lives. Designers apply creative and open approaches to defining and solving problems, leading to high-quality decisions. This enables businesses and industries to overcome rigid or outdated ways of doing things. Design has applications in the creation and improvement of our cities, buildings, transport networks, furniture, websites, processes, bridges, landscapes and environment. Designers are innovators who enhance the way we live and interact with the world around us.


The Bachelor of Design requires the successful completion of 23 to 24 subjects (300 credit points). Full-time students usually study eight subjects each year for three years. Most subjects are worth 12.5 credit points, but some are worth 25 credit points.


  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering Systems
  • Computing & Software systems
  • Construction
  • Digital Infrastructure Engineering Systems
  • Graphic Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering Systems
  • Performance Design
  • Property
  • Urban Planning
  • User Experience Design

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/ Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Applicants intending to major in Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Mechanical Systems, Property or Spatial Systems may be required to undertake a bridging subject in mathematics as breadth in first year. This is equivalent to Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods, and entry requires a mathematics background equivalent to Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville International: $154,024
  • ATAR: 74.6
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Parkville.

Total fees fees for this course will vary depending on subjects studied.

Further information

The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is available for high achievers. Students who achieve a 65% weighted average mark in the University of Melbourne bachelors degree with the required prerequisite subjects will be guaranteed a place in the Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering (with Business).

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