Bachelor of Industrial Design
Information correct as at
6th Feb 2016 6:11pm
Level 7 Bachelor Degree
Locations and UAC Codes
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face
Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 1 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
The program offers a pathway for holders of the TAFE NSW Advanced Diploma of Industrial Design to complete a university qualification. The program's courses are based on project-centred learning strategies where students are able to direct the outcome of their learning.
In addition to lectures, there is the opportunity to work on a professional level project. The project can be undertaken in conjunction with an external manufacturer or a mentor.
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To be admitted to the program students must have both:
- A TAFE NSW Advanced Diploma of Industrial Design (or approved equivalent) and
- an ATAR equivalent consistent with University of Newcastle entry requirements.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students . Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Applicants are required to have successfully completed a TAFE NSW Advanced Diploma of Industrial Design (Program Code 7555) or approved equivalent.
Academic Requirements for Program Completion
Total Units required
1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
The program consists of 240 units. However, students who have completed a TAFE NSW Advanced Diploma of Industrial Design or approved equivalent studies at a university, institute of technology or polytechnic either in Australia or overseas, will receive 160 units of credit, therefore requiring completion of 80 units of study in order to be awarded the degree.
As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.
Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
Choose 30 units from the following directed courses
|ARBE2101||Construction Ecology 2||10 units|
|ARBE3200||History and Theory in the Built Environment 3||10 units|
|ARBE3501||Computational Design and Modelling||10 units|
|ARBE3503||Form, Function and the Human Interface||10 units|
|INFT3302||Multimedia and Animation||10 units|
Program Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge - an ability to apply a thorough knowledge of design fundamentals, material properties, manufacturing processes and the principles and skills which underpin them
- Context - an ability to inform their practice through knowledge of historical and cultural precedents, as well as their own experience
- Process - an ability to apply a range of design theories, research methods and approaches to design propositions, as well as critical and reflective practices
- Communication - an ability to demonstrate effective communication skills, including verbal, written and visual strategies, to communicate design & technical information both in the process of collaboration and to convey autonomous information
- Ethics - an ability to demonstrate responsiveness to the societal issues and the needs of the users of their designs, including; application of ethical practices, the role of design decisions within the community and the potential for environmental impacts
- Practice - a demonstrated ability to inform their designs through an application of one or more of Points 1 to 5 above, with a focus on project management principles, commercial practicalities, project completion and professionalism
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.
The Faculty has appointed School International Student Advisors whose roles are to provide a structured and proactive program of support to the Faculty's on-campus international students. This support is additional to that provided by the University's Student Support Services and the local support offered by teaching staff in one-to-one studio situations.
Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.