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What will I learn?

Are you interested in industrial design? Would you like to create change? This discipline shapes the world we live in. Industrial designers have the ability to affect change and create powerful solutions that improve both human and environmental health and wellbeing.

Exploring the trans-disciplinary nature of contemporary industrial design. You'll engage in practical learning through our practice-based design studios, co-creating solutions through a human centred approach to product, service and experience design contexts.

For over 70 year’s industrial design at RMIT has offered aspiring designers ground breaking experiences through technical, theoretical and applied immersions into the diverse and dynamic fields of industrial design practice. Working on real-world problems in industry and community contexts, this hands on educational experience culminates in a year-long honours design research project.

You will develop a design practice through:

the design of sustainable products, services and systems
design as a mechanism for enabling social reform and cultural enrichment
commercial and aesthetically-focused approaches to product, transportation and furniture design
technologically and materially mediated interactions and experiences
the possibilities of form, process and material in response to rapid technological advances
operating at the intersections of our digital and material worlds
using design as a conduit to address social sustainability, cultural awareness and the wellbeing of clients, users and communities

Centred around a design studio model, you are equipped with unique ways to explore ideas. You'll also challenge conventional paradigms through engaging with local and international design practitioners and build industry networks throughout your studies. These life-changing educational experiences culminate in both social and entrepreneurial approaches to design. You'll gain an adaptive knowledge of making, materials, process, technology, culture and the environment.

Career

Graduates work in a broad range of contexts and settings relevant to new enterprise development, design innovation and the development of contemporary cities.

They can find work in product and manufacturing companies, in consultancy, entertainment, education, cultural and services sectors, and for research institutions.

Cross-disciplinary designers work in emerging fields of design practice, others start and run their own design or product-producing businesses.

The course prepares graduates to undertake Masters by Research or PhD after successful completion of this degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context

CRICOS

080225J

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,320.00 (21,84,182) per year

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

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Brunswick Campus

25 Dawson Street,

BRUNSWICK,

Victoria,

3056, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,320.00 (21,84,182) per year

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

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 75% average.

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

Pathways options

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

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  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
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