Design and Information Technology - F2012

Design and information technology are strongly complementary fields. Together, they provide a powerful combination of highly valuable skills and knowledge.

Choose a design specialisation in Communication, Industrial, Spatial or Collaborative Design and develop cutting edge technology skills from IT - choosing from Business Information Systems, Computer Networks and Security, Games Development, Interactive Media, or Software Development - you’ll link your lateral thinking and problem-solving skills and graduate able to create innovative products, spaces and experiences using the latest technologies.

This combination of creativity and cutting edge technology will challenge you to link your lateral thinking and problem-solving skills. It will help you to create innovative products and compelling imagery using the latest technologies.

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of:

  • Bachelor of Communication Design,
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design,
  • Bachelor of Spatial Design, or
  • Bachelor of Collaborative Design

and

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (majoring in Business Information Systems, Computer Networks and Security, Interactive Media, Games Development or Software Development).

In the design part of your studies you'll learn in a studio setting from Monash academics, practising designers and top researchers as you learn how to use design as a problem-solving tool in hands-on, practical studios.

In the information technology part of your studies explore critical areas in IT, learning the practical and problem-solving skills you'll need to design and creates the IT systems we all rely on.

There is no design folio or interview entrance requirement for this course. It's open to anyone who is curious and passionate to make a difference and you will learn the technical capabilities and strategic skills to be a successful designer.

Professional recognition

All our design degrees are recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

Career options

Our way of life is strongly influenced by the sophisticated products and imagery that help us to connect. Communication design industries now expect graduates to be skilled across many media and ways of thinking. In addition, designers and developers of new games, interactive media and software can take advantage of the roles and developed skills in the design disciplines. Branding, typography and illustration, as well as industrial design products, offer new approaches and fresh ideas through their translation to the digital space.

Work in a range of role such as graphic designer, multimedia designer, games developer, web/UX designer, interaction designer, information designer, business systems development, animator, information security systems, industrial designer, interior designer, visual merchandiser, experience designer, gaming, multimedia artist and new media.

Discover how our global Design and Information Technology alumni are making their mark in the world.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

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Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course 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.

The Bachelor of Design is a specialist course that 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.

A. History and theory studies

History and theory units will equip you with the skills necessary to research design issues, and enable you to contextualise your own practice and communicate ideas and strategies. Through the prism of history, you will begin to situate the place of design in society by referencing pivotal art, design and architecture movements. Later units address issues of culture, society and specific design themes.

B. Drawing foundation

This will assist you to develop the practical and intellectual skills required by art, design and architecture students in the discipline of drawing.

C. Design studios

This is the component of the course through which you will develop key skills and concepts particular to your design discipline.

In the communication design studio units you will undertake a focussed exploration of a range of media and elements including typography, image, layout, two and three-dimensional design, interactivity, sound and motion as core components to their communication design solutions. Studio-based projects across both print and digital media platforms will develop skills in narrative structure, typography, image construction and manipulation, interactive communication processes, production methods and technologies, and the planning and management of design outcomes.

In the industrial design studio units you will undertake a focussed exploration of the range of issues, skills and techniques vital to the realisation of user-centred design. Through industrial design projects, you will learn about topics such as visualisation techniques, ergonomics, materials, production methods and technologies.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organizations and society.

B. Information technology listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of Information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Apply through VTAC

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: F2012

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

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for this course. The student contribution amount for 2021 is yet to be confirmed by the Australian government. Fees to be advised.

Full fee

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

A$33,600

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.