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Bachelor of Design and Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BDes&Tech


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3729.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041034F


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2020 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For commencement year 2018-2019, please refer to: 3729.2 Bachelor of Design and Technology

For commencement year 2016-2017, please refer to: 3729.1 Bachelor of Design and Technology

This degree prepares students for careers in product design, design visualisation and design innovation. This is achieved through learning a broad range of design disciplines, design methodologies, human factors in design, emergent technologies, design management,2D and 3D CAD. Students develop skills in making products using design literacies, physical and digital methods, knowledge of professional standards, and essential foundation knowledge for design practice. Students acquire a deeper professional understanding by working on design process through new design form exploration, applied sustainability methods, contextual research, advanced prototyping and self-selected flexible specialisations. Throughout the course students incorporate people, place and socio-cultural contexts as critical components of a design problem.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

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Course AdviceBuiltEnvironment@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Admission

Assumed knowledge: any two units of English plus at least two units of Design, Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Digital Multimedia, Engineering, or Business Studies.

Alternate Entry

Entry by interview in which personal aptitude, professional experience, and educational qualifications are taken into consideration supported by a portfolio of works. After applicants have applied they are required to book an interview and download a questionnaire at this University's online booking system.

http://apps.westernsydney.edu.au/admissions/aib/index.php

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Students may be required to travel to different Western Sydney University campuses to complete the elements of their course.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

To be eligible to graduate from this course, students are required to complete a sub-major from the list below.

Start year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

301280Human Centred Design Research Methods
301281Designing for Circular Economy
301282Co-Designing Change with Local Communities
301283Design Graphics: Presenting Innovation

Spring session

301284Designing for User Experience (UX)
301285Drawing Skills for Design Thinking
301286Designing for People: Applied Ergonomics
301287Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation

Year 2

Autumn session

301288Sustainable Materials and Smart Manufacturing
301289Design Semantics: Exploring Product Form
301290Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture

And one sub-major or elective unit

Spring session

301292Biomechanics in Product Innovation

And one sub-major or elective unit

Choose one of

301291Design Research Methods (Advanced)

One sub-major or elective unit

And choose one of

301293Designing for Circular Economy (Advanced)

One sub-major or elective unit

Year 3

Autumn session

301294Studio: Interdisciplinary Global

And three major, sub-major or Elective units

Spring session

301295Studio: Design Synthesis Capstone

Note: 301295 is a 20 credit point unit

And one sub-major or elective unit

And one elective unit

Industrial Experience

301296Mentored Practice in Design Innovation

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

301284Designing for User Experience (UX)
301285Drawing Skills for Design Thinking
301286Designing for People: Applied Ergonomics
301287Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation

Autumn session

301280Human Centred Design Research Methods
301281Designing for Circular Economy
301283Design Graphics: Presenting Innovation
301290Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture

Year 2

Spring session

301292Biomechanics in Product Innovation

And two sub-major or elective units

And one elective unit

Autumn session

301282Co-Designing Change with Local Communities
301288Sustainable Materials and Smart Manufacturing
301289Design Semantics: Exploring Product Form

And one sub-major or elective unit

Year 3

Spring session

301295Studio: Design Synthesis Capstone

Choose one of

301291Design Research Methods (Advanced)

One sub-major or elective unit

And choose one of

301293Designing for Circular Economy (Advanced)

One sub-major or elective unit

Autumn session

301294Studio: Interdisciplinary Global

And three sub-major or elective units

Industrial Experience

301296Mentored Practice in Design Innovation

Sub-majors

The Bachelor of Design and Technology is offered on Parramatta (Victoria Road) Campus only. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete some units within specific Sub-majors.

Sub-majors

SM3103Digital Innovation
SM3104Design Practice
SM3105Strategic Design Management
SM3106Sustainable Futures


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