Design applies to a whole range of contexts, with applications in the creation and improvement to cities, buildings, transport, furniture, websites, processes, bridges, landscapes and the environment.
As a student in the Bachelor of Design, you’ll use innovative processes to solve problems creatively, and determine solutions for a better future. You will develop knowledge and skills, and study real projects within the built environment, engineering, performing and visual arts, and technology disciplines. You can focus on one or two majors, or complete a major and a minor.
You will work with internationally recognised scholars and industry professionals. Design studios, site visits, field trips and interaction with industry practitioners will take you into ‘real life’ situations with industry briefs.
Design solutions for a better future
- Design-focused studio, workshop and laboratory-based learning
- Create and improve cities, buildings, transport, furniture, websites, processes, bridges, landscapes and the constructed environment
- Choose from 12 study areas available as majors and/or minors
- Learn from internationally recognised scholars and industry professionals
- Flexibility to complete majors, minors, double majors and specialisations
Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)
Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
The Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship offers very high-achieving students at Melbourne a guaranteed place in the graduate program of their choice, along with a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Design
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2018. i
The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.
Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i
Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.
You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.
A study score of at least 25 in Units 3 and 4 of English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL (English as an Additional Language).
A study score of at least 25 in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Mathematical Methods (or equivalent) is required for the following majors: Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Mechanical Systems, Property and Spatial Systems.
A bridging subject will be available for students who have completed the equivalent of VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 or who have received a study score below 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent).
Some double majors are only possible if students have completed specific subjects in VCE or equivalent.
All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.
If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more.