18 months
892 AUD/credit 42816 AUD/year
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Unique in Australia, the Design program of the University of Technology Sydney responds to the global need for graduates with skills in social and service design and design leadership, who can create and manage high level service experiences and lead social, community and organisational change.   

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The comprehensive and integrated Design program of the University of Technology Sydney has been developed in collaboration with industry leaders including the Design Innovation Research Centre situated in the School of Design at UTS.

Course aims

Graduates of this course are leaders in design and related industries through their expertise in social and service design development and transition design. They are able to utilise strategic processes, creative tools and research skills for innovative, ambitious and socially just design solutions.  

The program provides entry points for those with an undergraduate degree in design, who study a core in design leadership and a major in either service design or design leadership, or those with an undergraduate degree in another field, who also study design practice fundamentals. Common subjects encompass basic and advanced design research methodologies, design prototyping, inclusive and co design, social innovation, and design translation and communication. Through these subjects, students learn how to apply new design approaches and mind-sets. In the Service Design major, students learn fundamental concepts and methods of service design and apply these in designing and implementing complex end-to-end services. In the Design Leadership major, students learn high level strategic design thinking and transition design. They become expert facilitators and navigators of change processes, exercising social sensitivity and cultural intelligence. Where appropriate, prior learning is recognised.


Graduates' careers are enhanced by higher-level design knowledge and expertise, with specialised knowledge in social and service design or design leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Communication
  • Design Prototyping
  • Interactions, Experiences and Atmospheres
  • Design Research Methods
  • Service Design Foundations  
  • Problem Framing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 105154J  
  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
  • Applicants may be invited to attend an interview with course leaders to further elaborate on their application and discuss their interest in this course.
  • Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.
  • The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
  • Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Tuition Fee

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    42816 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 892 AUD per credit during 18 months.
  • A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).  

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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