Design Innovation and Technology

RMIT University

24 months
37440 AUD/year
32640 AUD/year
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Speculate on the future of design practice as a design leader in a rapidly changing environment with this Design Innovation and Technology at RMIT University.

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As innovation in urban spatial design practice is positioned at the intersection of several disciplines, this Design Innovation and Technology program at RMIT University caters to students from a wide variety of professions such as architecture, interior design, industrial design, media and communication design, computer science, engineering and sound design.

This program allows you to push your design practice into new areas by broadening your horizons and embracing new ideas.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in a studio-based model.

The intensive design studios each extend over six-weeks. These classes are concentrated and fast paced design based explorations in which you will develop design thinking and outcomes relative to the studio topic.


Graduates may pursue many professional pathways, including work in the fields of architecture, interior, industrial, and experience design, specialist consultancy to design, engineering practice, or high-end construction and development.

You will be an expert in realising:

  • complex design solutions that integrate cutting edge technology with the needs of people;
  • be able analyse current trends and future innovations within design;
  • be able formulate design solutions that bring together digital, interactive, sustainable and audio-visual technologies in the design of urban spaces.

Programme Structure

This course is structured to accommodate working professionals who want to advance the use of technology in their design practice. A Graduate Diploma is offered as an alternative exit point after 1 year.

Specialised streams:

  • Designing Information Environments
  • Designing Responsive and Adaptive Environments
  • Digital Fabrication, Construction and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Spatial Sound Design and Urban Soundscape

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It’s important you complete the enrolment details and arrive in Melbourne before your classes start.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS provider number: 080000D

You must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification)OR
  • undertaken significant work experience or professional practice

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37440 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    32640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32640 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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