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Design Innovation and Technology, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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.


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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. 

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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