What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is the only undergraduate degree in Australia that will provide you with specialised training for a career in interaction design and creative technologies. It will build your skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation, broaden your opportunities and prepare you for future success

In this degree you will learn how to use design to define the interactions between people and technology by understanding users needs and desires to create elegant, high calibre, commercially viable products and services. You will gain a toolbox of skills in design process and methods, coding, object design, digital media production, prototyping and user experience (UX) design. Most importantly, you will be taught to recognise and use tools that address specific social and commercial challenges, to solve real-world problems.

The degree includes four design studios that focus on user experience (UX) design, interaction design, information visualisation, and interactive product design. Through these you will build your portfolio and be well prepared for a career in this exciting, high-growth and highly paid industry. You can also take electives from other faculties.

When doing the combined Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you will complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

Careers & future study

Graduate opportunities

Through our strong links with the creative industries in Sydney, many of our Design Computing students receive job offers during their final year. Careers pathways include:

Interaction designer

User-experience (UX) designer

Creative Director

Business Development

Marketing Consultant

Communications Advisor

Project Manager

Design Manager

Web and multimedia designer

Multimedia strategist

Creative technologist

Future Study Options

Eligible candidates may proceed to an additional honours year in the Bachelor of Design Computing.

The school offers a graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master's degree in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts as well as research master's degrees and PhDs.

The course also provides for admission to a range of postgraduate and graduate entry coursework programs at the University of Sydney.

Which department am I in?

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $40,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Start date

5 August 2019


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,


New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained a ATAR score: 28 -40; English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney ranks number one in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability (2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

  • Ranked 42nd in the world (2019 QS World University Rankings)
  • Eleven teaching and research locations
  • Exceptional facilities, including the Innovation Hub