Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)

RMIT University

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Bachelor Honours Degree
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This honours degree is where aspiring designers develop the skills to invent, visualise and prototype design solutions to solve complex problems.

From the air-powered 'O2 Pursuit' motorcycle to the design of an open-source prosthetic fabrication laboratory, RMIT is at the forefront of contemporary industrial design.

Throughout your studies you’ll explore the contemporary industrial design practice and undertake practical learning in design visualisation and communication design thinking; and the material and technological constructs of industrial design.

For over 60 years industrial design at RMIT has offered aspiring designers technical, theoretical and applied immersions into the diverse and dynamic fields of industrial design practice. Working on real-world problems, in industry and community contexts, with direction and feedback from experts, the program culminates in a year-long honours design research project.

You will explore through design practice:
commercial and aesthetically-focused approaches to product, transportation and furniture design
the design of sustainable products, services and systems
technologically and materially mediated interactions and experiences
design as a mechanism for enabling social reform and cultural enrichment
the possibilities of form, process and material in response to rapid technological advances
the increasingly blurred intersections of our digital and material worlds
design as a way to address the needs of clients, user groups and communities

Your studies are centred around learning through design studios. Design studios provide a unique way of exploring ideas by challenging future designers and modelling the best practice of local and global design firms.

You'll learn from local and international design practitioners and build your industry networks throughout your studies.

Service Orientation: Where the focus is sustainability, social innovation, health, transport, and community engagement.
Technology Orientation: Where the focus...

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Graduates work in a broad range of contexts and settings relevant to new enterprise development, design innovation and the development of contemporary...

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