Bachelor of Design (Product Design) DBPR




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This degree enables you to practice the technical skills needed for a successful career in the innovative industrial design industry. Our world-class design studios and workshops boast digital fabrication equipment such as:
laser cutters
CNC routers
3D printers
industry-standard motion-capture and virtual reality systems
A large portion of your practical learning will take place in these areas, and Design Studio courses make up a large part of the degree is curriculum. In these courses you will design objects and products such as domestic appliances, musical instruments and furniture. In addition to on-campus practical experience you will also benefit from industry placements and our strong industry links. There may also be the opportunity to participate in international and national study tours, competitions and exhibitions.
Careers to consider:
computer drafter: convert designs into technical drawings using specialised software
furniture designer: develop design concepts, experiment with different materials, liaise with clients and build sample models for either mass produced furniture prototypes or one-off exclusive pieces
technical illustrator: design and create visual representations for use in technical publications and manuals
What you'll learn:
There is a lot of ground to cover in this degree, starting with a fundamental understanding of the elements and principles of design. Much of this study takes place in the purpose-built design studios located on-campus. You will study basic skills and concepts relating to areas such as design history, theory and thinking; human centred design; and creativity. During your second year you will broaden your knowledge, covering topics such as:
computer aided design and manufacturing
sustainable design concepts and methods
materials and processes
manufacturing and engineering principles
In your third year there will be a focus on design for usability, high volume manufacturing and sustainability, and you will be able to select a range of electives to tailor your study to your individual interests.
Mid-year entry is not available for International students.
Alternative Pathways:
There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:
SAIBT Diploma of Arts
Future study opportunities:
Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)


Which department am I in? School of Art, Architecture and Design

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.

Entry Requirement For International Student

To be eligible for selection, applicants are required to:
Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and
obtain a competitive ATAR, and
meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C-
Alternatively, applicants can fulfil one of the following requirements with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements, and other academic requirements for the program:
Complete secondary education qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, or
Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above, or
Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV level or above, or
Qualify for Special Entry, or
Complete a University Foundation Studies program
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Australian Pacific College

Full Time (3 Years)

A$27,500.00 (US$ 21,511) per year

26 February 2018, 25 June 2018

University of South Australia City West Campus, 217-243 Hindley Street, ADELAIDE, South Australia, 5000, ADELAIDE, Australia