What will I learn?
Create innovative, attractive, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems.
Learn the technical aspects of design, design management, CAID (computer-aided industrial design) technology, and ergonomics, aesthetics, and marketing and design leadership.
Graduate with an honours level qualification.
Graduates work as industrial designers, usability experts, interaction designers, interface designers, corporate identity designers, model makers, special effects producers, design researchers and computer aided design experts.
Industrial designers play a part in the creation of the thousands of products people use each day, in all walks of life. This includes hot new consumer devices, more efficient work products, safer industrial tools, even medical equipment. Industrial designers make people is lives safer, happier, more efficient and fun.
Industrial designers do not just design products, they also think in terms of the context in which products exist and the experience of using them. They understand technology and innovation, people and society, design process and problem solving then bring these things together to create innovative, attractive, sustainable and useful products and systems that are viable to produce and distribute.
Why choose this course?
Graduates of this course have an outstanding record of achievement nationally and globally. The hands-on program has a strong focus on technology and design leadership which is highly valued in the business community. Graduates are equipped with strong, applied design research and product-usability knowledge, and can make an immediate and positive contribution to the industry, community and profession. Students who are passionate about design thrive in this course, finding it engaging and fulfilling.
The course combines the technical aspects of design, design management, computer-aided industrial design (CAID) technology, human factors and ergonomics with innovation, aesthetics, marketing, cultural and social values, and design leadership. You will develop the capacity to contribute to the design of products and systems for the mutual benefit of users and manufacturers of a diverse range of products.
During your degree you will benefit from a wide range of activities such as study trips and project presentations, as well as QUT is strong collaborative links with international and national professionals and business communities. Each semester students are involved in hands-on design units focusing on all aspects of the profession.
This course has been assessed as a bachelor honours degree which is a higher level qualification than a bachelor degree. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career or future research and study.
Graduates have a broad range of skills and knowledge which they apply to diverse careers. This includes employment as industrial designers in, or as owners of, industrial design firms, with design departments of product manufacturers, and as entrepreneurs who design and produce their own products.
In addition, graduates have applied their abilities in related fields working as usability experts, interaction designers, interface designers, corporate identity designers, model makers, movie special effects producers, design managers, design researchers, computer-aided design experts, game designers, new product developers, design leadership experts and strategic design experts.
Which department am I in? QUT Creative Industries Faculty
Applicants must have an aggregate score of 26-39. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) score of 64; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 58; Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) overall grade C1.
Students must have sound knowledge in the area of English. They must have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
English Language Requirements:
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score is 64 and no sub-score less than 58, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) overall score is 58, Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) overall Grade is C1. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.
Offered by this university
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways courses for this subject Extended Foundation
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
A$31,900.00 (US$ 24,952) per year
19 February 2018
Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, BRISBANE CITY, Queensland, 4000, BRISBANE, Australia