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Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)

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This honours degree is where aspiring designers develop the skills to invent, visualise and prototype design solutions to solve complex problems.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
BH104, 080225J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$6,566 per year / $26,264 total
International Fees
$36,480 per year / $145,920 total

About this course

This honours degree is where aspiring designers develop the skills to invent, visualise and prototype design solutions to solve complex problems.

From the air-powered 'O2 Pursuit' motorcycle to the design of an open-source prosthetic fabrication laboratory, RMIT is at the forefront of contemporary industrial design.

Throughout your studies you’ll explore the contemporary industrial design practice and undertake practical learning in design visualisation and communication design thinking; and the material and technological constructs of industrial design.

For over 60 years industrial design at RMIT has offered aspiring designers 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, with direction and feedback from experts, the program culminates in a year-long honours design research project.

You will explore through design practice:

  • commercial and aesthetically-focused approaches to product, transportation and furniture design
  • the design of sustainable products, services and systems
  • technologically and materially mediated interactions and experiences
  • design as a mechanism for enabling social reform and cultural enrichment
  • the possibilities of form, process and material in response to rapid technological advances
  • the increasingly blurred intersections of our digital and material worlds
  • design as a way to address the needs of clients, user groups and communities

Your studies are centred around learning through design studios. Design studios provide a unique way of exploring ideas by challenging future designers and modelling the best practice of local and global design firms.

You'll learn from local and international design practitioners and build your industry networks throughout your studies.

Entry requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments) and their pre-selection kit submission.

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent in 2016, 2017 or 2018. If applicable, this includes equity access schemes and any other adjustment factors.

School Network Access Program (SNAP)

The SNAP access scheme is designed to increase tertiary access and participation of eligible students from SNAP partner schools.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training study

Satisfactory completion of an Australian Certificate IV or above (or equivalent).

Applicants with Higher Education study

Satisfactory completion of at least two courses (subjects) at an Australian undergraduate level (or overseas equivalent).

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Successful completion of an Australian senior secondary certificate of education (Year 12) or overseas equivalent.

Prerequisites: VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL (or equivalent) or achieve an overall score of at least 155 in the STAT multiple choice.

Study locations

Melbourne City

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