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Speculate on the future of design practice as a design leader in a rapidly changing environment.
As innovation in urban spatial design practice is positioned at the intersection of several disciplines, this program caters to students from a wide variety of professions such as architecture, interior design, industrial design, media and communication design, computer science, engineering and sound design.
This program allows you to push your design practice into new areas by broadening your horizons and embracing new ideas.
It’s all centred on learning through design studios
Design Studios make up the majority of this program and are taught in small groups. Studios provide a unique way of exploring ideas by challenging future designers and run by academics and practicing design leaders from local and international architectural and design firms.
Design studios are based around the following themes:
- prototyping digital fabrication and advanced manufacturing techniques
- developing sustainable systems within responsive and adaptive environments
- employing interactive technologies in the design of information environments
- addressing spatial experience through soundscape, lighting and multimedia design
MDIT has strong industry links that allows you to connects with local and global leaders in the architecture, design, engineering and technology industries. You’ll have the opportunity to work on real issues faced by organisation and receive feedback from industry on your work.
You have the option to experience learning on a international scale through the global intensive design studios offered in Melbourne, Barcelona, Ho Chi Minh City and occasionally other cities in the world.
This program provides you with the advanced skills, knowledge and design thinking capabilities to pursue a variety of professional pathways in the fields of architecture, design, engineering and technology.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Flexible delivery that suits working professionals
You will work collaboratively with colleagues from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in a studio-based model.
The intensive design studios each extend over six-weeks. These classes are concentrated and fast paced design based explorations in which you will develop design thinking and outcomes relative to the studio topic.
International intensive studios that integrate travel into the curriculum of the course are offered each year, with up to 2 weeks spent in an international location relevant to the project.
A range of electives provide focused and specialised skills training into the technologies and techniques that underpin the programs design studio offerings.
The final semester is a self-initiated major design research project drawing selectively on these themes.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
The MDIT has strong industry links to local and global leaders in architectural and engineering practice, technology companies and fabricators, construction and industry bodies. Integrating this industry expertise into the coursework is a key aspect of this program.
You will have the opportunity to solve real issues faced by organisations and will receive feedback from industry on the work you produce.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates may pursue many professional pathways including work in the fields of architecture, interior, industrial and experience design; specialist consultancy to design and engineering practice, or high-end construction and development.
You will be an expert in realising,
- complex design solutions that integrate cutting edge technology with the needs of people;
- be able analyse current trends and future innovations within design;
- be able formulate design solutions that bring together digital, interactive, sustainable and audio-visual technologies in the design of urban spaces.
You will also be prepared for:
- environmental performance as a driver in early design
- realising complex architecture
- integrating technology in spatial design such as sound, sensing and actuation
- the design of virtual and sonic environments.
Possible career titles:
- acoustic designer
- digital design consultant
- fabrication and assembly designer
- industrial designer
- interior designer
- landscape architect
- responsive design consultant
- spatial system designer
- spatial sound performer
- software engineer
- sound designer
- transformable design consultant
- visualisation designer.
Global intensive design studios are offered in Melbourne, Barcelona, Ho Chi Minh City and occasionally other cities in the world where MDIT has strong partnerships (destinations will vary from year to year).
In addition to overseas workshops, the program has an extensive network of international collaborators in the US, Europe and Asia.
RMIT’s Global Mobility Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short-term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Preparing design leaders for a digital future.
Students work alongside researchers at the forefront of design practice, and develop studio-based projects in Melbourne and in cities in Europe and Asia.