Design - F2010

At Monash, we create the designers the world needs – inventive, purposeful and visionary.

Being a design professional is a creative and varied career with endless opportunities to work with different clients and projects and at Monash you will receive a design education that will enable you to make a sustainable difference and have impact.

You apply for the Bachelor of Design, and then choose your specialisation - Communication, Industrial or Spatial after first semester, or you can change to Collaborative Design after second year.

Our four specialisations build a high level of design expertise and you will graduate with a degree in your specialisation. All our design degrees are recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and rooted in real world practices, much like our internship elective.

With no folio entrance requirement, this degree is 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.

Through our interdisciplinary studio-based course you will gain the knowledge, skills and capability to create imaginative and effective solutions and design new possibilities.

You will be able to work across multiple scales from local to global design challenges. Our graduates are solving health problems, transportation issues, saving marine reefs and making the world more inclusive and liveable for everyone.

The Bachelor of Design is an integrated degree where all students have a common first semester, which includes a foundation studio and drawing unit. There is also a Theory of Design sequence of study and a professional practice unit in final semester to prepare you for your career.

The degree also includes electives in most semesters where you can choose from an extensive range of design subjects that develop and enhance the skills and capabilities of designers or an internship elective to build on the real-world skills you will learn within the degree. These include typography, animation, image making, computer aided design, advertising, 3D modelling, creative coding, mobility design, sensory design, digital font illustration, film and photography and many more. You can also venture into other areas of artistic practice like sculpture, painting, photography, or glass blowing, or you can go further afield with electives like a language or accounting, that are offered by other Monash faculties.

After the common first semester you select from the following specialisations:

Communication Design
Become a bold, imaginative communication designer who shapes the visual language of contemporary society through creative visual storytelling.

Industrial Design
Create beautiful, functional objects by combining your knowledge of materials, manufacturing and human-centred design with innovation and aesthetics.

Spatial Design
Design new experiences that set moods, communicate ideas and address social problems through the innovative use of space, lighting and objects.

Or you can change after second year and select:

Collaborative Design
Bringing together elements from Communication Design, Industrial Design and Spatial Design this specialisation enables you to forge new career possibilities in emerging fields of design

Select the tabs below for more detail on our specialisations.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July) and November intake
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

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


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.

All Bachelor of Design students study the same first semester where you will develop the design foundation and drawing skills to prepare you for success in the degree, regardless of specialisation or previous design experience. It also enables you to spend time gaining more information about the different specialisations and professions to support you to make an informed decision in second semester.

The degree has four components:

  • Design studios which account for nearly half of your degree and are specific to each of the specialisations
  • Design theory sequence which connects you to the important ideas of the professions
  • Professional practice subject to prepare you for your career
  • Electives which enable you to develop your design capabilities and skills or select from the vast array offered across the University.

There are also opportunities for overseas study, including Monash Prato and with our overseas partner institutions.

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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F2010.

Apply directly to Monash

November intake

Apply directly to Monash using course code F2010.

Apply directly to Monash

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 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 fees

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