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Bachelor of Design and Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BDes&Tech


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3729.4

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 2021 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 2020, please refer to: 3729.3 Bachelor of Design and Technology

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

The Design and Technology degree provides a sound knowledge in a broad range of work-ready design skills, including thinking methods, drawing skills for creativity, design innovation, product design, human factors, design management, and 2D and 3D CAD. This course can lead to multiple career outcomes, including product design, packaging, 3D modelling, rapid prototyping with 3D printing, design for sustainability, new product-oriented Start-Up, or secondary school teaching (with additional qualifications). Specialisation study includes Design Practice, Graphic Design, Cultural Studies, UX, Manufacturing, and Sustainable Futures. Students wishing to become industrial designers can articulate in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Industrial Design.

Parts of this course may be taught at the Parramatta City - Hassall St campus or at the Parramatta South campus.

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

Course Advice

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Course Adviceedbe@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 City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart 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.

https://admissions.westernsydney.edu.au

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 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.

Parts of these units may be taught at the Parramatta City - Hassall St campus or at the Parramatta South campus.

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 Major, Sub-Major or Alternate units

Spring session

301292Biomechanics in Product Innovation
301301Design Thinking for Successful Brands and Products

And two Major, Sub-Major or Alternate units

Year 3

Autumn session

301294Studio: Interdisciplinary Global

And three Major, Sub-Major or Alternte units

Spring session

301402Studio: Design Synthesis Capstone
301306Simulation in Virtual and Augmented Realities

And two Major, Sub-Major or Alternate units

Autumn Alternate Unit Pool

301308Design Practice: Sustainable Manufacturing
101755From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies
101751Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)
200863Leadership and Entrepreneurship
101184Psychology: Human Behaviour
101569Sustainable Futures
301291Design Research Methods (Advanced)

Spring Alternate Unit Pool

301293Designing for Circular Economy (Advanced)
301165Incubator 1: Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurship
301401Mentored Practice in Design Innovation
301309Design Practice: Sustainable Components
301304Start-Up Product Launch
301062Environmental Building Design

Full-Time 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
301301Design Thinking for Successful Brands and Products

And two Major, Sub-Major or Alternate units

Autumn session

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

And one Major, Sub-Major orAlternatie units

Year 3

Spring session

301402Studio: Design Synthesis Capstone
301306Simulation in Virtual and Augmented Realities

And two Major, Sub-Majoror Alternate units

Autumn Session

301294Studio: Interdisciplinary Global

And three Major, Sub-Major or Alternate units

Autumn Aternate Unit Pool

301308Design Practice: Sustainable Manufacturing
101755From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies
101751Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)
200862Creating Change and Innovation
200863Leadership and Entrepreneurship
101184Psychology: Human Behaviour
101569Sustainable Futures
301291Design Research Methods (Advanced)

Spring Alternate Unit Pool

301293Designing for Circular Economy (Advanced)
301165Incubator 1: Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurship
301401Mentored Practice in Design Innovation
301309Design Practice: Sustainable Components
301304Start-Up Product Launch
301062Environmental Building Design

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.

M3129Design Practice
M3126Technology Entrepreneurship
SM3111Design Practice
SM3112Sustainable Futures
SM3094Construction Economics
SM1049Indigenous Australian Studies
SM1068Social Ecology
SM1070Cultural and Social Analysis
SM2052Business Studies for Secondary Teaching
SM1118Graphic Design


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