Program Overview

The Master of Design is designed for students from a range of design or related fields. The course emphasises a mix of interdisciplinary collaboration and provides a project-based, studio environment. Students enhance their expertise within a chosen design field, including visual communication design, industrial design, interior architecture and digital media design. They also broaden their skills and knowledge in design practice, 3D printing, interaction design, design management, computer-aided design and visualisation tools.
Students develop the professional capabilities and knowledge to become leaders in their field, as well as skills and strategies that enable them to be accomplished practitioners. They may also undertake study in related areas, including business innovation, marketing and media. Students have the option to participate in study tours and projects with Design Factory Melbourne.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,580


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Units of study

Design Core units

Students must complete 100 credit points of study from the following list of units:

  • DDD40001 Studio 1: Methods for Design Research (25 credit points)
  • DDD70019 Studio 3: Inclusive and Participatory Design (25 credit points)
  • DDD80024 Studio 5: Major Project* (25 credit points)
  • DDD80025 Studio 7: Major Project* (25 credit points)

One of:

  • Bachelor's degree in design or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline plus relevant professional experience** in design or a related field*
  • Completion of postgraduate studies (graduate certificate / graduate diploma) in design or related field.*

* Related fields may include architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, digital arts, creative arts, multimedia or digital media (web, mobile applications, audio or video production), product design engineering, design technology, games, animation and interactivity, and creative industries.

** Relevant professional experience must be documented in either a portfolio (see below) or a detailed CV (see below).

Where relevant experience is used for the basis of admission, no further recognition for prior learning/credit can be granted on that basis.

Special entry requirements

Do I need to submit a Portfolio?

You must submit a digital portfolio if:

  • you do not have an undergraduate degree in Design or a related-field (a detailed CV is an accepted alternative to a portfolio); or
  • you are seeking Advanced Standing (unit exemptions) outside of an agreed pathway or articulation agreement. 

Course fees
A$ 33580

Graduates will have industry level skills and basic research abilities enabling them to find employment in senior or strategic roles in design companies and other organisations as designers or in research roles. Entrepreneurial graduates may be able to start their own business ventures. Graduates will also have the ability to move into further study at PhD level.

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