What you will study
The Bachelor of Industrial Design offers industrial designers with an advanced diploma, the opportunity to complete a degree. You will gain core skills in the design and development of new products. The degree also gives you the opportunity to direct the outcome of your learning - you are encouraged to undertake projects with external manufacturers and mentors.
To be eligible for this degree, you must have completed the requirements for an Advanced Diploma in Product Design and Development (TAFE NSW course code 7555) or an Advanced Diploma of Product Design and Innovation (TAFE NSW course code 19220) or an approved equivalent qualification from a recognised AQF provider.
The degree is comprised of 80 units of study, made up of 40 units of core courses and 40 units of directed courses. Courses on offer include:
- Computer imaging
- Design history
- Industrial design innovation project
- Industrial design professional project
- Materials and processes
- Model making
- Production drawing
- Research and writing
- Visual communication techniques
There are also specialist courses in furniture, styling, human factors and three elective courses where you are encouraged to explore areas of personal interest.
You will employ the skills you learn in the pursuit of answers to design problems in the project work which is the foundation of this degree.
In addition to lectures, you have the opportunity of working on a professional level project of your own choice in the final year of study. The project can be undertaken in conjunction with an external manufacturer or a mentor and is designed to allow you to accumulate a body of work in the area in which you would like to specialise after graduating. This is intended to give you a distinct advantage when applying for jobs.