Design - F2002


Bachelor degree

Applying to start in 2019? We’ve added two new specialisations – Spatial Design and Collaborative Design – and updated the application process. To enter any Design specialisation in 2019, apply to the Bachelor of Design (F2002). You’ll select a specialisation during or after your first year. For more information, please contact the faculty.

Combine imagination with logic, take advantage of emerging technologies, and add value to our culture and economy, through Communication Design or Industrial Design.

Graduate with the Bachelor of Communication Design and you'll have sophisticated skills in visual communication, multimedia, interactivity and motion graphics, because we know industry requires innovative, adaptable designers who can design for the platform that best meets its needs.

Graduate with the Bachelor of Industrial Design and you'll be equipped to develop effective, attractive and marketable products, systems and services, from initial concept to final prototype, and to make designs that can be put into production.

Central to Design at Monash are the discipline-specific design studios in Communication or Industrial Design. In studio you will investigate ideas and experiment with processes particular to your discipline of choice. You will put your knowledge and ideas into practice, solving problems, creating and making.

The wide range of elective units and interdisciplinary studios offered will challenge you to think outside the box, as you collaborate with peers and mentors from across our unique mix of Fine Art, Design and Architecture programs. The opportunity to study a double degree will allow you to graduate with a complementary qualification, adding to your options.

You can also enrich your learning experience at the Monash University Prato Centre in Tuscany. Located in an 18th-century palazzo just 20 kilometres northwest of Florence, this immersive study experience offers access to some of the best art galleries, museums and design work in the world.

The links between design, society and the environment will be illuminated as you research contemporary issues. Industry case studies will assist you to understand strategy in the design process, learn the practical business requirements of commercial design studios and acquire the negotiation, teamwork, communication and project management skills required for your future design projects.

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At a glance


70+ Note Estimated Lowest Selection Rank
61.55# Note 2018 lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC2

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date First semester (February)
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements


70+ Note Estimated Lowest Selection Rank
61.55# Note 2018 lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC2

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL



IB subjects

At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL



All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

VET Certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least 60% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought.

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Communication design - F20021
  • Industrial design - F20022

Current Monash students

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

With a specialist course at Monash you begin study in your area of interest from day one. If you have a specific career goal or more specific field of study firmly in your sights, this may be the option for you. These courses are designed to ensure you have the right combination of skills needed for your professional field.

The course develops through theme studies in History and theory, Drawing foundation, and Design studios specific to each of the specialisations. These will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.