Design - F6002

Design

Expert master degree

In a rapidly transforming profession, designers need to be constantly developing innovative skills and knowledge to respond and be a leader in their field.

Positioned at the intersection of several creative disciplines our Master of Design provides you with the platform to explore advanced principles in contemporary design that will enhance your design practice and provide you with the platform to be an innovative leader.

This project-based and studio focused course offers you the opportunity to extend your learning within a specialisation area of interaction design, multimedia design or collaborative design. Alternatively, you can choose from a range of units from across these three areas to construct a specialisation in Advanced Study in Design.

This program is ideal for people with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who are keen to enter the expanding fields of professional design engagement, or for design practitioners aiming to upgrade their expertise.

Central to this course are four core design studios that will engage you with design systems, services, processes, environments and objects. In addition to the core design studios, you will undertake studies in Design Thinking allowing you to analyse real-world challenges through design thinking strategies and approaches. Further studies will build your capabilities in design research, management and entrepreneurialism and culminating in an exegesis.

The Interaction Design specialisation develops your skills in the design of contemporary artefacts, products and services that engage with interactive, user-focused technologies and processes.

The Multimedia design specialisation develops your skills in digital communication environments.

In Advanced studies in design specialisation, you can construct an individual program of study from across interaction design, multimedia design and collaborative design.

Collaborative design specialisation places you conceptually and practically at the intersection of interior, graphic and industrial design practice. Select the tabs below for more detail on our specialisations.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • 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)

Qualifications

Entry level 1: 96 points to complete – Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit average (60%), or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

Entry level 2: 72 points to complete – Duration: 1.5 year full-time, 3 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a credit average (60%), or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

OR

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline and a graduate certificate with at least a credit average (60%), or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

Entry level 3: 48 points to complete – Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

An Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a credit average (60%), or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

OR

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline and a graduate certificate in a cognate discipline with at least a credit average (60%), or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

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

The course comprises 96 points structured into 3 parts:

Part A. Preparatory Studies for Advanced Design, Part B. Advanced Design Studies, and Part C. Advanced Design Applications.

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

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F6002

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F6002.

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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.

Full fee

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

A$35,600

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.

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.