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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

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Bachelor of Design

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration 3 years
  Tution Fees N/A

The Bachelor of Design offers students a broad and coherent understanding of contemporary design. Complete core units in your first year to learn design skills across a range of disciplines and assist in selecting a major. Choose from studies in animation, games and web design, traditional and digital publishing, branding, experiential design, photography, image production. Gain the skills and knowledge to prepare for your career in exciting and evolving fields. Get hands-on skills in your chosen major through a professionally focused, multidisciplinary project in your final year of study.

SUBJECTS

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Design, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • Eight (8) Core Units of Study (100 credit points)
  • Seven (7) units of study from a Design discipline major (100 credit points)
  • Eight (8) units of study (100 credit points) comprising of a second major, co-major, advanced minor, minor/s, and or electives.

Units of study

Core studies

  • DCO10003 Packaging Design
  • DCO10007 Visual Communication Studio
  • DCO20009 Typography for Print and Interactive Publication
  • DCO30001 Communication Design Capstone Project
  • DCO30002 Design for Production
  • DCO30017 Communication Design Strategy
  • DDD30013 Publication Design

Graphic Design major

  • DCO10003 Packaging Design
  • DCO10007 Visual Communication Studio
  • DCO20009 Typography for Print and Interactive Publication
  • DCO30001 Communication Design Capstone Project
  • DCO30002 Design for Production
  • DCO30017 Communication Design Strategy
  • DDD30013 Publication Design

Advanced minor in 3D modelling and animation

  • DDD20022 3D Modelling for Objects and Environments
  • DDD20023 3D Character Modelling
  • DDD30028 3D Character Design and Animation
  • DDD30018 3D Animation Project

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates will be equipped for roles in graphic design within web design, printed media and digital publishing, branding, illustration, photography and packaging.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Program Other Business major Accounting

Accounting & Finance

Finance
Design Engineering Bachelor of Information & Communication Technology Computer Science Science
Pre-requisite MA* or AM MA# or AM Preferably any art, design or media subject AM+PHY/CH  MA# or AM MAor AM MA**
+PHY/BIO/CH
STPM  2Ps 2Ps (GP2.33) 2Ps 2Ps 2Ps 2Ps 2Ps
UEC 5Bs 5Bs inclusive of pre-req 5Bs 5Bs inclusive of pre-req 5Bs inclusive of pre-req 5Bs inclusive of pre-req 5Bs inclusive of pre-req
‘A’ Levels incorporating Cambridge, CGE, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, & UK – Min 3 ‘A’ Level passes required 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) 60 60 70 75 60 70 70
Australian Foundation (min overall %) 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%
Bangladesh Higher School Certificate 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
China Gao San 70% 70% 80% 85% 70% 80% 80%
GCC Thanawiya Amma + 1st year bachelor program 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%
Middle East AL – Thanawaya (Kuwait, Oman, UAE & Saudi Arabia) 50% 50% 50% 60% 50% 60% 60%
Indian and Pakistan Year 12 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%
Indonesian SMA III 74% 74% 74% 74% 74% 74% 74%
Iran High School Diploma plus pre-university degree (1 year) 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%
International Baccalaureate IB Diploma (out of 6 subjects) 24 24 24 26 24 24 24
Kenya KCSE C+ C+ C+ C+ C+ C+ C+
Ontario CPU 60% 60% 70% 70% 60% 70% 70%
Sri Lankan A Levels  7  7  7  7  7 7  7

Vietnam Senior High School Year 12

70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Each Swinburne course has a minimum English language requirement for entry.

English Language qualification Foundation Diploma (2.5 year post SPM) Undergraduate
(all other majors)
Undergraduate
(major: Accounting | Accounting & Finance
Postgraduate: MBA(I), MCM Postgraduate: Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma (TESOL) Postgraduate: MA (TESOL)
IELTS 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0) 5.0 (no individual band below 5.0) 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet based)a 65 60 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20) 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20) 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20) 79 (Reading no less than 20, Writing no less than 18) 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)
SPM C C B*  
UEC B4 B4 B3* and B4*  
1119 C C B*  
MUET 4 4 4 4  
GCE ‘O’ Level** C C B* B*  
GCE ‘A’ Level and AS Level# C C C C  
International Baccalaureate Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels) or
Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level)
 
Common European Framework B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B3 B3
C1 Advanced
(formerly known
as Cambridge
English Advanced:
CAE)
154, no band less than 154 154, no band less than 154 169, no band less than 169 169, no band less than 169 176, no band less than 169 176, no band less than 169 185, no band less
than 176
PTE Academic 36 with no communicative
skill score less than 36
36 with no communicative
skill score less than 36
50 with no communicative skill score less than 50 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50 66 with no communicative skill score less than 58

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