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Intended learning outcomes
- An advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more specialised fields of study
- A knowledge of research and design-research methodologies and methods as appropriate to the discipline or areas of practice
- An understanding of the ethics of research and academic scholarship, and a respect for intellectual integrity
- An understanding of the context of disciplinary sources, and the place of these sources in current social, environmental, and political contexts.
- Ability to critically evaluate different sources of knowledge, garnered from multiple contexts
- Critical and analytical skills to identify issues relevant to the design disciplines, and to propose original solutions
- An ability to undertake independent research, using appropriate theories, methodologies and methods
- High level written, oral and graphic communication skills.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Design (Degree with Honours) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills by:
- Developing a research proposal that addresses an issue relevant to the design disciplines to be examined via critical investigation and research
- Demonstrating advanced research and communication skills through the formulation of an original proposal, and the interrogation of this proposal via the completion of a related research project.
- Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification, evaluation and resolution of problems
- Engage confidently in self-directed study and research
- Communicate ideas effectively in written, graphic and oral formats
- Operate effectively in multicultural and diverse environments
- Use appropriate technologies
- Critically evaluate new ideas, research findings, methodologies and theoretical frameworks in their discipline.
- Be academically excellent, as demonstrated through the successful completion of a significant work of original research
- Possess advanced knowledge and understanding of research methods and the ethics of academic scholarship
- Be able to critically evaluate different kinds of knowledge, and are characterised by their rigorous approach to research, and their excellent written, oral and graphic communication skills
- Graduate with the skills to enter the workforce directly, go on to graduate study and then enter a profession or to undertake a research higher degree.
Last updated: 4 March 2024