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What will I learn?

Good design is essential. It starts with identifying a problem and ends with an outcome, driven by the desire to meet the needs of the user.

The Bachelor of Design is a multi-disciplinary program that incorporates elements of business, IT, engineering, architecture and the humanities. You'll develop a flexible range of skills to succeed in almost any industry – from digital communication or industrial design to spatial and human-centred design.

The program offers a new take on design – where you’ll challenge conventional thinking and bring a different mindset to business and societal problems. You’ll graduate with the creativity and knowledge necessary to generate and design ideas for a better, more sustainable world.

This is the ideal program for those who are looking to cultivate specialist capabilities in problem identification, critical thinking and designing for purpose. Through practical studio-based projects, you'll work in teams to collaborate, challenge assumptions, prototype innovative and sustainable solutions, and systematically solve problems in creative and novel ways.

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Anthropology

Buildings and Environments

Environment and Society

Information Environments

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Media and Digital Cultures

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Business entrepreneur

Environmental graphic designer

Wayfinding designer

Product designer

Design manager

Furniture designer

Change manager

Magazine editor

Which department am I in?

Architecture and Planning

CRICOS

102785B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,040.00 (22,19,578) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills. 

For international students

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ. TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

The University of Queensland offers below pathways courses for this subject
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