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Master of Design

Edith Cowan University

18 months
21800 AUD/year
13700 AUD/year
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This Master of Design offered at Edith Cowan University provides you with insights into the sophisticated roles of design in society, while learning about trans-disciplinary design strategies.


Design is everywhere, and the role of design has evolved from making pretty things’, to being a creative platform to unpack and tackle complexity.

Designers today are applying design processes, such as Human-Centred Design to build empathy to redefine complex social and business problems. They’re helping the world become a better place.

This Master of Design from Edith Cowan University is for experienced or recently graduated designers looking to expand their design abilities, as well as for non-designers who want to learn and apply design to their own fields.

You’ll be encouraged to view the design process as a collaborative activity that generates innovation through making and prototyping.

In the latter stages of the course, you’ll focus on an advanced design application through the production of a major piece of sustained work that will fuse contemporary studio-based practice and theory with rigorous critical analysis.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include the application of trans-disciplinary design skills to tackle complex social, organisational, economical, and sustainable challenges.

Possible future job titles

Graphic Designer, Social Designer, Spatial Designer, Human Centred Designer, Design Strategist, UX (User Experience) Designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Inquiry
  • What is Design For?
  • Visual Communication 
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Case Studies
  • Project Development and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 083663G 

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32700 AUD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    13700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20550 AUD for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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