Diploma in Design Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipDes

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7054.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 087976B

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 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 to 2016 - 7054.1 Diploma in Design Extended

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the key areas of Design, before entering the second year of the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) or Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) degrees. The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Design will articulate into Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) or Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) degrees at the Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time (four terms) or three years part-time (eight terms).

Course Advice

Dr Kathy


Recent School Leavers:

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

International Students:

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from either the English Language Program or English Entrance Test administered by Western Sydney University, The College.and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Non-Credentialed Students:

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 18 years or over. Applicants who are 17 years of age will be eligible for an offer if they have completed the HSC or other Year 12 studies or equivalent.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 150 credit points which include the units listed in the pathways below.

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed course structure.

Local Recent School Leavers

A7105WSTC Design Extended Local Recent School Leavers

International Students

A7106WSTC Design Extended International Students

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7035WSTC Design Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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