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What will I learn?

Highlights

  • Get prepared for a diverse and agile career in design, technology and innovation.
  • Learn the cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.
  • Undertake interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human centred design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality.
  • Embrace opportunities for industry work experience, international study tours and networking with design industry professionals, nationally and internationally.

Why choose this course?

How we interact with our devices, with apps and websites is constantly evolving. As an interaction designer you can shape that evolution. Removing complexity. Making interactions more intuitive. Creating responsive media. In many ways, optimising the experience and putting people at the heart of design.

Real-world learning

Embedded within the course are opportunities for industry work experience through our real-world partnerships such as with the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), where students recently collaborated to create speculative interface designs to assist visitor engagement and education of the Australian artwork in QAG's collection.

International study tours and networking with design industry professionals nationally and internationally will ensure you graduate with one of the most versatile and contemporary skill sets in the sector.

This course prepares you for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation. It focuses on the cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for a contemporary designer to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts. Your degree will begin with introductory and shared impact lab units where, working with students from other disciplines, you’ll focus on problems and social issues and identify potential solutions connected to industry and community.

You’ll then undertake a series of interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human-centred design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality. Your studies can be rounded with a second major from architectural studies, industrial design studies, fashion communication, animation, games design, screen content production, advertising or marketing.

Later in your degree you will be able to transfer skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience with work integrated learning.

Careers and outcomes

You will graduate in a growing employment area with career pathways available including web and mobile app design, interface design, user experience (UX) design or interaction (IxD) design, wearable fashion technology, interactive exhibition design, robotics design, communication design, and many more.

Career pathways available to you beyond the design industries include roles in game design, information technology, health, education, science and engineering, as well as business and enterprise including data visualisation, smart home and virtual reality environments.

Possible careers

  • Interaction Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Mobile App Designer
  • Robotics Design
  • Usability Expert
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Visualisation Expert
  • Web Designer

Which department am I in?

Creative Industries Faculty

CRICOS

096565B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,700.00 (18,53,685) per year

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

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,700.00 (18,53,685) per year

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

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,

KELVIN GROVE,

Queensland,

4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An aggregate score of 8 based on the best three A-Level subjects from General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced (A2) Level. A or A2-Level: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, A maximum of two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects can be counted in place of one A-level subject provided that the same subject has not been taken at A level. AS-or A1 Level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

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

Pathways options

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