What will I learn?

The Master of Design provides new skills for industry leaders of tomorrow. The Design Innovation specialisation will introduce you to the principles, practices and methods of design-led innovation and inquiry, equipping you with the tools and techniques to lead in a rapidly evolving business landscape. The degree places an emphasis on “design for innovation” as a capability-enhancing skill that can be applied across a range of contexts to address complex global issues.

You will gain a holistic understanding of design-led innovation approaches and learn how to apply them in a practical industry setting. Throughout the degree, you will be engaged in both analytical and creative thinking, and acquire broad skills in communication, information literacy, inventiveness and critical thinking.

Careers & future study

Future study options

Master of Design (Design Innovation) (Strategic Design)

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Design (Design Innovation) will be prepared to perform roles in organisations that incorporate design skills and design innovation into their ways of doing business. These roles include

  • design manager
  • digital innovation director
  • chief customer officer
  • chief design officer.

Which department am I in?

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

CRICOS

097887J

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $39,500; 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, 24 February 2020

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to have one of the following: a bachelor’s degree with first or second-class honours from the University of Sydney or another approved institution; an equivalent qualification that demonstrates sufficient research experience and capability. English Language Requirements: 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.

For international students

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the admissions criteria listed below.

a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification with a weighted average mark of 65, or

completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma with a weighted average mark of 70.

In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed to be equivalent.

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