Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Combine industrial design and engineering to create innovative, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems. This hands-on program gets you involved with the design of realistically detailed products suitable for manufacture with a focus on real-world industry engagement.Your studies include learning the creative design process, technical aspects of product design, design management, computer-aided industrial design (CAID) technology, human factors and ergonomics, design research, coupled with innovation, aesthetics, marketing, cultural and social values, and design leadership.You’ll be prepared for your career with a range of activities and opportunities such as hands-on design units, project presentations, international study tours, entrepreneurial incubation programs and real-world internships. You’ll also benefit from our strong collaborative links with world-class international and national industry professionals.Many graduates work as industrial designers in consultancies or design departments of product manufacturers, or as entrepreneurs who design their own products.Other careers include usability expert, service designer, interaction designer, interface designer, corporate identity designer, model maker, movie concept designer, visualisation expert, automotive designer, design manager, design researcher, computer-aided design expert, game designer, design leadership expert and strategic design expert. Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and gain access to multimillion dollar research facilities, as well as learning practical solutions that impact on the real world.With industrial design skills in creating and developing innovative, attractive, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems, you may work in fields such as mechanical engineering, transport, service development or manufacturing.Specialise and tailor your course to suit your own career aspirations. Study opportunities include student-led projects, international study tours, and access to multimillion dollar research facilities.
In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 480 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will study design and engineering units in your first four years, and concentrate on engineering studies for the remainder of this course.
Standard entry requirements
- Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don’t have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)