Bachelor of Design (Product Design)

University of South Australia - UniSA

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Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This degree enables you to practice the technical skills needed for a successful career in the innovative industrial design industry. Our world-class design studios and workshops boast digital fabrication equipment such as:
laser cutters
CNC routers
3D printers
industry-standard motion-capture and virtual reality systems

A large portion of your practical learning will take place in these areas, and Design Studio courses make up a large part of the degreeā€™s curriculum. In these courses you will design objects and products such as domestic appliances, musical instruments and furniture. In addition to on-campus practical experience you will also benefit from industry placements and our strong industry links. There may also be the opportunity to participate in international and national study tours, competitions and exhibitions.

This practical degree will equip you with the skill set needed to design and create products that people use every day, such as electronic devices, domestic appliances and homewares, sports equipment, toys, furniture and more.

Industrial designers need to consider ergonomics, usefulness, appearance, manufacturing technologies, materials and environmental sustainability in their designs, and this comprehensive, practical degree will have you doing just that. During your studies you will develop fundamental practical skills through design studio classes, model making and prototyping.

You will learn in our state-of-the-art workshops that are fitted out with digital fabrication equipment such as laser cutters, CNC routers and 3D printers, as well as industry-standard motion-capture and virtual reality systems. You will then practice skills learned in real-world workplaces when you complete professional placements as part of your study. There is also the opportunity for you to complete some of your studies overseas.

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Our teaching staff are highly trained industry professionals who bring with them years of experience. They have strong industry links and many hold...

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