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What will I learn?

Design is central to our everyday lives, from the websites we browse, to the clothes we wear, or simply getting from A to B. Swinburne’s global reputation for design excellence now gives you even more advantage with our unique Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Applied Innovation double degree.

These combined degrees provide a unique range of skills and knowledge to get a head start in the evolving and dynamic design and innovation industries.

Your design studies delve into a comprehensive variety of core subjects such as typography, digital media, and brand and identity design. You’ll also benefit from a host of Work Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, internships or industry-linked projects tailored to your chosen major.

While design is innovative by nature, your studies in applied innovation can complement your abilities – and your career potential – in many ways. Develop your interdisciplinary collaboration, facilitation, and complex problem-solving skills in real-world contexts. Conceive, develop and deliver transformative projects around your passions and interests. Leverage analytical and strategic thinking, human understanding, and respect for future generations, with the technological know-how to build a better future.

Whether you’re interested in a career in design specialising in disciplines such as graphic design, multimedia design, UX or interactive design, or want to pursue roles such as innovation lead, strategic designer and innovation strategist, this double degree is made for you.

Which department am I in?

Applied Innovation



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,780.00 (18,37,867) per year

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

Start date

1 August 2022


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification

completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees)

applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry upon completion of the STAT test.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced: 169, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

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

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About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience