Design and Business - F2011

There is an increasing global demand for designers who have a strong business knowledge and the blended skill-set to respond to the complexity of contemporary global society, be inclusive and ethical and contribute sustainably.

This double degree course will give you the skills to apply design principles in business contexts, or to assist with the business development aspects of design. You will develop specialist skills in Communication, Industrial, Spatial or Collaborative Design and add a broad understanding of business, enhanced by expertise in a particular business area. Choose from 10 different business majors such as management, marketing or accounting.

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 Business.

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

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 to how to use design as a problem-solving tool in hands-on, practical studios.

In the business part of your studies, you'll gain a broad understanding of business and with 10 different business majors to choose from you'll be able to explore your interest.

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).

Career options

Work in a broad range of design and business related roles such as business development, design consultant, communication design strategist, marketing manager, brand specialist, entrepreneur, graphic designer, multimedia designer, web/UX designer, art director, interaction designer, advertiser, animator, industrial designer, spatial or interior design consultant, experience or service designer.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
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

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways: