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What will I learn?

Link user needs to technology and commercial reality with a Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation. Developing a new product or service requires you to identify a problem and create a commercial solution. The degree prepares you to do this by developing a sound understanding of three areas: design; innovation management; and science, technology and engineering.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics in design communication, professional skills and engineering design
  • topics in mathematics, data science or biostatistics
  • topics in innovation and enterprise such as agile innovation for STEM
  • topics in science, engineering or business to attach your design skills to a particular field.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in innovation management, design for manufacture and design methods
  • topics in entrepreneurship and small business, business planning for new ventures, strategic marketing, consumer behaviour, or social and information networks
  • topics in innovation and enterprise to develop skills in co-creation, crowdsourcing, technology-led innovation and opportunity validation
  • topics in science or engineering to attach your design skills to a particular field.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • a capstone topic, design studio, which is an integrated high-technology design consulting project with a company
  • a 12-week practical work experience placement in industry in Australia or overseas
  • topics in innovation and enterprise to develop skills in business model design, commercialisation and launching new ventures
  • topics in science or engineering to attach your design skills to a particular field.

Your career

Graduates of the Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation may be employed by a product/services-based commercial organisation, a design consultancy or they may develop their own intellectual property and start their own business.

Potential occupations include:

  • product designer
  • business development manager
  • commercialisation specialist
  • graduate consultant
  • innovation strategist

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

083438E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,21,872) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Tonsley Campus

1284 South Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from