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Bachelor of Design - Industrial Design Major

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Design is creative and practical, with strong input from industry partners like Weta Workshop, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland Art Gallery, Creative New Zealand and Kate Sylvester.

As a Bachelor of Design student you have access to world-class facilities, collaborate with other art and design students, and in your final year you may be able to showcase your work at the AUT School of Art and Design festival or the AUT Rookie fashion show.

Industrial design is an exciting and rapidly evolving profession. AUT design graduates are award-winning and well-prepared for a changing future.

Products can be tangible, three-dimensional manufactured objects like consumer products, furniture, packaging, medical and sports equipment or they can be systems, services and interfaces. Many products are solutions to real-life problems. The Industrial Design major helps you develop key research, critical and creative thinking, design thinking, ideation, prototyping and communication skills.

Ethical practices, along with environmental and social responsibility underpin all aspects of the Industrial Design major. You work in open plan design studios and individual student work areas with wireless networking, and have access to world-class laboratories and workshops.

Career opportunities

  • Product and industrial designer
  • Furniture or packaging designer
  • Ergonomic medical equipment, sport or performance wear designer
  • Service and experience designer

Key features

  • Real-life projects alongside our industry partners
  • Dynamic and collaborative learning environment
  • World-class facilities including 3D labs, rapid prototyping laboratory and the Textile and Design Laboratory

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$37,600.00 (US$ 24,091) per year
Fees are subject to change year to year.

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

Start date

27 February 2023

Venue

Auckland University of Technology

AUT City Campus,

55 Wellesley Street East,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to New Zealand Year 13. Students must have achieved the IB Diploma (24 points). English Language Requirements: IELTS score 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; TOEFL iBT score 80; Minimum overall score of 52 in CAE prior to 2015 or a score of 169 in CAE from 2015; or a score of 50 in Pearson (PTE); or B/B+ in Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS); or grade B in GIE.

For international students

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 and Portfolio of art work.

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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About Auckland University of Technology

AUT is a modern, world-ranked university offering exceptional learning experiences, preparing graduates for successful careers anywhere in the world.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world
  • Ranked 1st in New Zealand for its international outlook
  • AUT has over 60 research institutes and centres
  • A network of 100,000+ alumni across 80 different countries

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