Design Qualifications

Bachelors Degrees

Bachelor of Design

The study of Design combines an understanding of human needs and desires, forming creative solutions, prototyping and developing artefacts and evaluating their impact and effectiveness in society. It comprises a well-balanced combination of analytical, technological and creative abilities.

Certificates and Diplomas

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Masters Degrees

Master of Design

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced degree focusing on design theory, technology and original research.  It builds on the unique combination of design skills developed during the Bachelor of Design (BDes).

Higher Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component.

Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy is a one-year research-based degree in which candidates undertake a programme of supervised research which critically investigates a topic of substance and significance.