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Bachelor of Design (B-DES)

Bachelors DegreeYear: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleBachelor of Design
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
CRICOS code090744C
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeUndergraduate Coursework
AQF level 7
Credit points300 credit points
Duration36 months full time or 72 months part time

The Bachelor of Design is focused on the life-cycle of the constructed and inhabited world. Its application is wide ranging, from the macro-level of the metropolis, to the construction of buildings, bridges and landscapes, to the small-scale of systems and micro-structures.

Design is the unifying force that ties multiple disciplines together - from Architecture to Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Digital Technologies, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Systems, Property, Spatial Systems, Urban Planning through to Visual and Performance Design. Via completion of majors and minors, electives taken from other disciplines within the degree, double majors, and specialisations, students will encounter design in a transdisciplinary and complementary manner. Students will be exposed to the spectrum of design – from the creative and imaginative, through to the algorithmic and policy-generated, to iterative and managed problem-solving.

Design is the lens through which students will understand the constructed world and explore options for its future. In achieving this, students will demonstrate understanding of design processes and methods - identifying and analysing problems, synthesising ideas, prototyping and evaluating solutions and communicating outcomes as they apply to aspects of the constructed environments related to particular majors.

Students will learn from internationally recognised scholars and industry professionals, and, as graduates, will have a broad understanding of the role of design in the contemporary world. Graduates will be ready to further their education with a professional Masters degree or be skilled to enter the workforce.

Last updated: 19 October 2019