3 years full-time
6 years part-time
$8,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee
OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
In this degree, you'll combine innovative design and creative engineering. You'll learn through making as you get hands-on with advanced technologies, including 3D printing, under the guidance of our experienced teaching staff.
This degree sits within both the Queensland College of Art and the Griffith School of Engineering, which is testament to the practical and interdisciplinary nature of your study. You'll be taught electronics, mechanics, thermofluids and more by engineering specialists, while also being taught design skills, digital modelling and 3D printing by design professionals. The result is a well-rounded degree that sets you up to start your career equipped with the skills and knowledge you need.
Your degree also incorporates an international focus on digital and advanced technology manufacturing, giving you the chance to develop an understanding of how a product is created, from design to delivery, in a global context.
Throughout your degree, you'll interact with experts in the industry to put what you learn in the classroom into practice while developing strong industry connections. In your first year, you'll have the opportunity to visit design houses to get a feel for industrial design in application. Further into your degree, you will work with design professionals while embedded in their businesses as part of your assessment. Once you graduate you are eligible to become a member of the Design Institute of Australia, as this industry body recognises your degree.
Combine a creative engineering approach with industrial design innovation, and secure your future in this highly rewarding career. You'll be prepared for work as an industrial designer, innovator, product designer, entrepreneur, creative designer-maker, designer for medical applications, or in automotive or digital fashion.
Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.
The Bachelor of Industrial Design is offered full-time (as six full-time standard trimesters) on-campus at the Gold Coast. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 20-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. From third year onwards, some classes may be available for study off campus or on weekends.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
An integrated program of exposure to current industry practice will be built into the program with industry set projects and industry competitions. Staff will draw upon their industry/professional experience in choosing the studio and laboratory activities, projects and/or case studies and problems. The final year Major Studio course is the capstone course. Students who are aiming to work in industry are supported in working on projects that have a collaborative industry partner basis and students aiming to work as researchers are encouraged to work on real world research projects. The third year, second trimester industry project course provides a WIL experience, integrating technical expertise with the practical issues of professional/industry practice in an internship experience that is either based with an industry partner, or driven by an industry brief and supervised through the WIL facility run out of Liveworm (Griffith University WIL commercial design studio) or equivalent in the University, or supervised by an Engineering lecturer on an external Industrial Design or Engineering based brief.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook
The Bachelor of Industrial Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.
Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items: