Study cover for Design
Master Blended


Swinburne University of Technology

24 months
32600 AUD/year
26960 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Design at Swinburne University of Technology is designed for students from a range of design or related fields. The course emphasises a mix of interdisciplinary collaboration and provides a project-based, studio environment.

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Students enhance their expertise within a chosen design field, including visual communication design, industrial design, interior architecture and digital media design. They also broaden their skills and knowledge in design practice, 3D printing, interaction design, design management, computer-aided design and visualisation tools. 

Students in the Design program by Swinburne University of Technology  develop the professional capabilities and knowledge to become leaders in their field, as well as skills and strategies that enable them to be accomplished practitioners. 

They may also undertake study in related areas, including business innovation, marketing and media. Students have the option to participate in study tours and projects with Design Factory Melbourne.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find work in design consultancies, advertising, publishing, packaging, merchandising, design research and design management.

Aims and objectives

The Master of Design enables mastery in design and enhances the skills, knowledge and capabilities for professional practice and management in a broad range of design fields. Upon successful completion of the Master of Design, graduates will be able to:

  • generate high-level concepts and highly refined, detailed design outcomes and/or prototypes to professional standards
  • critically evaluate and interpret current and future design practices in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental contexts
  • analyse and synthesise complex conceptual and technical information to inform independent research and apply to design projects
  • critique and interpret theoretical propositions and methodologies, using design research principles and communication skills
  • implement agile, strategic thinking and evaluative judgement in the design process, including collaboration, experimentation, creative problem-solving and decision-making.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inclusive and Participatory Design
  • Design Principles 
  • Open Studio
  • Design-led Research
  • Applied Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


200 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code- 088128A

One of:
  • Bachelor's degree in design or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline plus relevant professional experience** in design or a related field*
  • Completion of postgraduate studies (graduate certificate / graduate diploma) in design or related field.*

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26960 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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