Course

Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)

Approved Abbreviation: BIndDes(Hons)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3731.2

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 041035E


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing 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 2018 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 2016-2017, please refer to: 3731.1 Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)

The Bachelor of Industrial design program prepares students for the profession with a new culture of learning supported by user/student-centered approach, competency learning, design studio-project based learning, applied design research and innovation. With a shorter time span between thinking and making, our new graduates in industrial design create and innovate by value adding, better experiences and interaction, products, businesses and systems. They are thinker-makers and design entrepreneurs, self-starters and all-rounders that can figure out and problem-solve ambiguity, work independently or in collaboration with others in new product development teams, user experience and interaction, product service systems, production and manufacturing.

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. Students are required to undertake a major and sub-major from different streams to complete the course. The course culminates in a final year industrial design project intending to develop visionary work leading to industry placement, Masters or PhD research.

Common occupations for industrial designers are in technological innovation (i.e. electronic, construction and building, medical and scientific), durable and fast moving consumer goods (i.e. commercial and domestics appliances, white goods, food, tools, packaging), entertainment and games (i.e. games development, model making, film and animation), online and e-learning solutions (i.e. web design, e-commerce, flexible learning), user-centered design (i.e. user experience, graphic user interface, natural user interface, tangible interaction, human computer interaction, human machine interaction, visualization and simulation), and traditional product and manufacturing (i.e. CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping, tooling). Graduates are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicebid-bdt@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

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

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

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 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.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 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

Year 4

Autumn session

300773Industrial Design Project (Commencement)

And one alternate unit - selected based on final year theme/issue in consultation with the Unit Coordinator

Spring session

300774Industrial Design Project (Completion)

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
300773Industrial Design Project (Commencement)

Year 4

Spring session

300774Industrial Design Project (Completion)

Autumn session

300014Design Management 3: Organisational Skills for Designers

And one alternate units - selected based on final year theme/issue in consultation with the Unit Coordinator

And two major/sub-major alternate units or electives

Majors and Sub-majors

The Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) 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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