Course

Bachelor of Design and Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BDes&Tech


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3729.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041034F


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


This course replaces 3502 Bachelor of Design and Technology from 2016.

This course prepares students for a career in industrial design and/or industrial graphics. This is achieved by providing a sound knowledge of units in a broad range of design disciplines, including design methodology, design innovation, product design, ergonomics, manufacturing technology and design, management, 2D and 3D CAD. Students interested in a teaching career in Design and Technology may take the Master of Teaching degree after completing their Design and Technology degree.

The program provides an array of three majors (Graphics and Visualisation, Design Management and Entrepreneurship, and Design-Led Innovation and Management) and five sub-majors (Visualisation, Human Interaction, Industrial Manufacturing, Design Management, Responsible Design and Sustainability). The course pathway is transformative by practice on progressive priorities of product, process, people and place. In first year, it introduces students to the basic skills of making products, design thinking and literacy, physical and digital methods, professional standards, and essential foundation knowledge of science and mathematics for industrial design. In second year, the program takes students deeper into the profession by working on design process through design management, visualisation, human-computer interaction and sustainable design. In third year, the program brings students to consolidate competencies and expertise by focusing on people, place and socio-cultural context as critical components of the design problem. Students are expected to complete an incremental process of industrial experience by this year. They are also required to undertake a sub-major from different streams within the program to complete the course.

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

Course Advice

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Advanced standing

Successful applicants for Advanced Standing may be required to travel to different Western Sydney University campuses to complete the elements of their course.

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

Admission

There are no specific subject prerequisites for entry into the course. Preferably, students should have successfully completed the HSC at the 2U level or better in English and at least two of the following units: Design & Technology, Arts, Physics, and Mathematics. Alternative entry: Certificate, Associate Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another recognized teaching institution or equivalent in the discipline area. In some cases, professional experience will be counted towards alternative entry.

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

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

301030Introduction to Industrial Design Methods
300016Design Science
301073Design Studio 1: Patterns and Products
301074Graphics 1: 2D and 3D Industrial Design Communication

Spring session

301075Design Studio 2: Form and Production
301076Graphics 2: Visual Simulation
301095Sustainable Design 1: Materials and Technology
301077Mathematics for Industrial Design

Year 2

Autumn session

301078Design Studio 3: Design, Process and Function
301079Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation
300570Human-Computer Interaction

And one Major/Sub-major Alternate unit or elective

Spring session

301080Design Studio 4: Innovation through Systems Thinking
301081Sustainable Design 2: Product Service Systems
301082Design Management 2: Operation and Supply Chain

And one Major/Sub-major Alternate unit or elective

Year 3

Autumn session

301083Design Studio 5: Symbol and Meaning Making
300014Design Management 3: Organisational Skills for Designers

And two Major/Sub-major Alternate units or electives

Spring session

301084Design Studio 6: Ambience, Place and Behaviour
301090Contextual Inquiry

And two Major/Sub-major Alternate units or electives

Industrial Experience

300775Industrial Experience

Mid-year intake

Year 1

Spring session

301075Design Studio 2: Form and Production
301076Graphics 2: Visual Simulation
301095Sustainable Design 1: Materials and Technology
301077Mathematics for Industrial Design

Autumn session

301030Introduction to Industrial Design Methods
301079Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation
301073Design Studio 1: Patterns and Products
301074Graphics 1: 2D and 3D Industrial Design Communication

Year 2

Spring session

301080Design Studio 4: Innovation through Systems Thinking
301081Sustainable Design 2: Product Service Systems
301082Design Management 2: Operation and Supply Chain

And one Major/Sub-major Alternate unit or elective

Autumn session

301078Design Studio 3: Design, Process and Function
300016Design Science
300570Human-Computer Interaction

And one Major/Sub-major Alternate unit or elective

Industrial Experience

300775Industrial Experience

Year 3

Spring session

301084Design Studio 6: Ambience, Place and Behaviour
301090Contextual Inquiry

And two Major/Sub-major Alternate units or electives

Autumn session

301083Design Studio 5: Symbol and Meaning Making
300014Design Management 3: Organisational Skills for Designers

And two Major/Sub-major Alternate units or electives

Majors and 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 Majors and Sub-majors.

Majors

M3091Visualisation and Graphics
M3092Design Management and Entrepreneurship
M3093Design-led Innovation and Management

Sub-majors

SM3084Visualisation
SM3085Human-Computer Interaction
SM3086Industrial Manufacturing
SM3087Design Management
SM3088Responsible Design and Sustainability

Optional Elective

The following unit is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This unit can be taken during the third year of this course, however, permission is required to enrol in the unit.

301089Special Technical Project


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