Monash University

Master On Campus
12 months
36700 AUD/year
32600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Design program at Monash University offers you the opportunity to extend your learning within a specialisation area of interaction design, multimedia design or collaborative design. Alternatively, you can choose from a range of units from across these three areas to construct a specialisation in Advanced Study in Design.


The Design program at Monash University provides you with the platform to explore advanced principles in contemporary design that will enhance your design practice and provide you with the platform to be an innovative leader.

Central to this course is four core design studios that will engage you with design systems, services, processes, environments and objects.  In addition to the core design studios, you will undertake studies in Design Thinking allowing you to analyse real-world challenges through design thinking strategies and approaches.  Further studies will build your capabilities in design research, management and entrepreneurialism and culminating in an exegesis.

This program is ideal for people with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who are keen to enter the expanding fields of professional design engagement, or for design practitioners aiming to upgrade their expertise.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • engage critically with design theory, concepts and methods
  • understand the relationship of design to cultural, environmental, ethical, technological and professional contexts and practices
  • apply design principles and advanced design skills to produce innovative ideas, concepts and solutions
  • integrate specialised design research approaches in order to analyse, synthesise and evaluate diverse solutions for contemporary environments
  • use technical and design methodologies to assess the needs, deliverables and constraints of complex projects
  • draw on studio experience to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and communicate strategies and methodologies and apply them in the multiple fields of design practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design thinking approaches
  • Design fundamental studio
  • Design technologies and processes 
  • Introduction to art and design health and safety 
  • Design research methods
  • Design management and entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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: 089737A

Entry Level 1

  • Bachelor's degree in any field

Entry Level 2

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field3 OR
  • Bachelor's degree in any field + relevant experience

Entry Level 3

  • Bachelor's (Hons) degree in a related field OR
  • Bachelor's (Hons) degree in any field + relevant experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36700 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    32600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32600 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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