Applicants must have completed a three-year Bachelor degree from a recognized higher education institution, or equivalent, in a related discipline.
Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution in an unrelated discipline, plus two years of professional experience in a related discipline, or applicants who do not have a completed degree but who have seven years of professional experience in a related discipline will also be considered.
Related design disciplines include:
Communication Design: visual communication design; graphic design; graphic communication; communication design.
Contemporary Art : visual art; contemporary art; illustration and animation.
Design and Construct: architecture; planning and urban design.
Industrial Design: industrial design; product innovation; product design; furniture design.
Interior Architecture: interior architecture; interior design; furniture design; architecture.
Sustainable Design: architecture; interior architecture; industrial design; furniture design; planning and urban design; contemporary art.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.
This practical postgraduate qualification will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable design thinking as it relates to the changing world of design. This qualification balances sustainable design theory with practical design application, ensuring you build on your previously acquired knowledge and skill set.
Guided by your undergraduate training, you will have opportunities to explore emerging materials and new technologies, learn about Indigenous Knowledges and refine craft and design skills. In addition to these fundamental practical skills, a key part of your learning will relate to advanced research skills and you will graduate with the cognitive skills needed to review and analyse research.
What you'll learn
Sustainability, emerging materials, new technologies and research are focal points of this graduate diploma. You will also study sustainable design theory and practice; social, cultural, economic and technological advancements and their impact on sustainable design; and research methodologies.
This graduate diploma comprises design research studio classes, sustainable design theory classes, research methods classes, and a selection of electives.
This graduate diploma allows you to augment your existing qualifications and career paths to include a sustainable design perspective and understanding. You could find work in construction; planning and development; renewable industries; government; merchandising; or design research and management.
To increase employability in this competitive industry it is recommended that students complete the additional year of study required at attain a Master of Design.
Level of Study Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year
CRICOS Course Code 082772K
English Requirements IELTS Score UG 6
Annual Tuition AUD$36,100.00
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