Industrial design

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Industrial Design

Create stunning three-dimensional and digital products, services, systems and experiences by combining your knowledge of materials and technology, manufacturing, and human-centred design with innovation and aesthetics.

From developing cutting-edge transport solutions to designing new furniture and lighting design, and improving medical equipment and products that aid developing countries – the work of industrial designers advances the human experience, making a better life for us all.

You'll be guided by Monash academics, practising industrial designers and top researchers as you learn to use design as a problem-solving tool in hands-on, practical studios.

In our Industrial Design studios you'll be introduced to the fundamental principles of understanding and controlling 3D form. You'll build your knowledge of how things work and understand more clearly, the processes of iteration, refinement and manufacturing. You'll learn the tools and techniques to transform your ideas into prototypes with moving parts and realistic details and have access to the latest 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC milling tools, thermoformers (plastic moulding) and a wide range of traditional wood and metalworking facilities.

Group design projects will teach you how to think like an industrial designer, developing the strategic skills to identify design problems and working your way through the design process. Working with a range of industry clients on real projects, you will gain first-hand experience of professional practice and build a folio of work that will support your entry into a design career.

In your final year, you'll develop your own project from concept to prototype. You'll look at market need, test concepts, develop product specifications, explore manufacturing techniques and create a prototype of your design to present at our end-of-year exhibition of graduate work.

You graduate with a Bachelor of Industrial Design which is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Career options
Industrial designer, digital product designer, experience designer (UX), product and packaging designer, design consultant, furniture designer, lighting designer, public transport designer, automotive designer, service designer.

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