Hands-on learning with an interactive approach to design
You’ll study in the product design studios and workshops, which model the best practices of a commercial design studio, and learn from teachers and lecturers who are industry professionals and practising designers.
Through hands-on studio sessions, lectures, workshops, presentation and group discussions, you will learn from experienced staff that will treat you as though you are a junior designer in a design firm.
What you will learn
You will build essential skills in design through the use of advanced modelling, presentation techniques and digital platforms. You will learn to create solutions for consumer product needs and address problems associated with sustainable growth in both urban and international contexts.
Through your studies you’ll develop skills in:
- computer-aided design (CAD)
- 3D design
- design drawing
- design for manufacturing
- design theory
- manufacturing principles
- materials technology
- product design
- product development
- rapid prototyping
You will develop skills using industry standard software including SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, Rhino and Keyshot.
Work with industry-standard equipment
You will use industry-standard equipment including 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, ceramic slip casts, as well as metal fabrication and composites. Software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Keyshot.
Study with a team of dedicated industry professionals
You will interact and undertake work experience with key people from small and large Australian and international companies on live design projects. This models the practice of product designers in industry.
You will be assessed throughout each semester via topical design projects, reports, verbal presentations, group projects, research and practical assignments.
You will have access to online resources through the student portal.
Blended learning options
Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.
Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.