Design - F6002


Expert master degree

A professionally focused program of advanced study in contemporary design practice, the Master of Design course includes specialisations in interaction design, multimedia design and collaborative design.

You can also take a range of units from across these three to construct an advanced studies in design specialisation. This program is ideal for those keen to enter the expanding fields of professional design engagement, or design practitioners aiming to upgrade their expertise. You’ll  be  trained in advanced design thinking and processes that’ll equip you to create design solutions that engage experiential, communication, object and spatial contexts.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration Depending on prior qualifications, this course can be completed in 1,1.5 or 2 years
Start date Semester One (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Master of Design
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Depending upon your prior qualifications and experience you will be eligible for entry credit which reduces the duration.

Entry LevelEligibility (in equivalent Australian qualification terms)1Duration2
Entry Level 1Bachelor's degree in any field2 years
Entry Level 2Bachelor's degree in a related field3 OR
Bachelor's degree in any field + relevant experience4
1.5 years
Entry Level 3Bachelor's (Hons) degree in a related field3 OR
Bachelor's (Hons) degree in any field + relevant experience4
1 year

1. Selection is based on previous academic achievement. Applicants must provide a current curriculum vitae. Applicants applying to do the 1.5 or 1.0 year program are required to provide 10–15 images of recent, original work, clearly numbered with a corresponding list of details attached, and to identify your preferred specialisation.
2. Even if you are eligible for entry credit you do not need to take it. You may apply for and complete the longer duration.
3. Related fields may include graphic design, communication design, visual communication, interior design, interior architecture, exhibition design, interaction design, user experience design, multimedia design, motion design, web design, industrial design or product design.
4. For example, by a relevant graduate certificate or work experience.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

All applications must provide a current academic and professional curriculum vitae.

Applicants seeking admission at Entry level 2 or 3 are required to provide 10-15 images of recent, original work, clearly numbered with a corresponding list of details attached.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F6002

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F6002

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

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.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2018 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Full fee

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


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


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.

The course comprises 96 points structured into 3 parts:

Part A. Preparatory Studies for Advanced Design (24 points), Part B. Advanced Design Studies (24 points), and Part C. Advanced Design Applications (48 points).

  • Students admitted at Entry level 1 complete 96 points, comprising Part A, B & C
  • Students admitted at Entry level 2 complete 72 points, comprising Part B & C
  • Students admitted at Entry level 3 complete 48 points, comprising Part C

Note: Students eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.   A zero credit point unit in Art, Design and Architecture Occupational Health and Safety will also be undertaken. This unit is required of all students in the Master of Design and must be undertaken even if credit is obtained for Parts A or B.