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Master of Professional Design

Edith Cowan University

24 months
32700 AUD/year
20550 AUD/year
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Master of Professional Designoffered at Edith Cowan University provides students with advanced technical and conceptual skills in design, and uses digital media as both a production and a creative tool. 


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

Students will be introduced to design thinking as a means of exploring ways of investigating and understanding complex challenges, and user-focused methods of generating ideas. 

Students will be encouraged to view the design process as a collaborative activity that generates innovation through making and prototyping. 

The Master of Professional Designoffered at Edith Cowan University  course will appeal to non-design related practitioners and graduates who wish to upgrade their practice by including design skills as the means to understand and apply the role of empathy in user-centred innovation.

Course Learning Outcomes 

  • Apply advanced design research processes and methods to investigate, evaluate, and synthesise complex problems, concepts and theories in inter-disciplinary design projects.
  • Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative contributions to inter-disciplinary design practice or scholarship.
  • Reflect critically on advanced design philosophies, principles, methods, and processes, to demonstrate master of inter-disciplinary design practice or scholarship.
  • Use high level self management skills to initiate, plan, and execute a substantial design project.

Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities include assisting organisations, companies, and communities to innovate through building empathy, understanding stakeholders' needs, co-creating possibilities with stakeholders, and developing socially, environmentally and financially sustainable solutions.

Possible future job titles

UX Designer (User Experience Designer), Service Designer, Social Designer, Design Strategist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Communication in Professional Contexts 
  • Media and Society in a Globalised World 
  • Advertising and Brand Awareness 
  • Methods of Inquiry 
  • What is Design For?  
  • Visual Communication 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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.


240 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 096497J 

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32700 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    20550 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20550 AUD per year during 24 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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