24 months
44160 AUD/year
35520 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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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 program at RMIT University.    

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As innovation in urban spatial design practice is positioned at the intersection of several disciplines, this course 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 Design Innovation and Technology program at RMIT University  allows you to push your design practice into new areas by broadening your horizons and embracing new ideas.

It’s all centred on learning through design studios  

Design studios make up the majority of this program and are taught in small groups. Studios provide a unique way of exploring ideas by challenging future designers, and are run by academics and practicing design leaders from international architectural and design firms. 

Design studios are based around the following themes:

  • prototyping digital fabrication and advanced manufacturing techniques
  • developing sustainable systems within responsive and adaptive environments
  • employing interactive technologies in the design of information environments
  • addressing spatial experience through soundscape, lighting and multimedia design

This course has strong industry links that allow you to connect with local and global leaders in industry. You’ll have the opportunity to work on real issues faced by organisations, and receive feedback for your work.

You will have the opportunity to experience learning on a international scale through the global intensive design studios offered in Melbourne, Barcelona, Ho Chi Minh City, and more.

This course provides you with the advanced skills, knowledge, and design thinking capabilities to pursue a variety of professional pathways in the fields of architecture, design, engineering and technology. 

Possible career titles:

  • acoustic designer
  • architect
  • designer
  • digital design consultant
  • engineer
  • fabrication and assembly designer
  • industrial designer
  • interior designer
  • landscape architect
  • responsive design consultant
  • spatial system designer
  • spatial sound performer
  • software engineer
  • sound designer
  • transformable design consultant
  • visualisation designer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Flexible modelling for Design and Prototyping
  • Soundscape Studies
  • Ambisonic Modelling  
  • Designing with Data 
  • Spatial Sound Composition and Diffusion
  • 3D Printing for Creatives: How to use new technology to make things in a multi-disciplinary setting 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 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

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  • International

    44160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44160 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35520 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.



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