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Master of Design

Course code L45

This coursework Masters is for postgraduate students and industry practitioners with an undergraduate qualification in the same or related discipline area, such as Design or Creative Industries.

The course provides students with insights on the new and sophisticated roles of design in the society, while learning about trans-disciplinary design strategies. In the latter stages of the course, students will focus on an advanced design application through the production of a major piece of sustained work that will fuse contemporary studio-based practice and theory with rigorous critical analysis.

Students will be introduced to design thinking and strategic design to explore 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 course will appeal to experienced designers who wish to invest in their specific practice to upgrade their practical design skills or improve their grasp of design theory, and to recent graduates who wish to extend their knowledge, skills and abilities in specialised areas.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

L45

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $18,300

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Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L45

CRICOS code

083663G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $29,550

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM6116Methods of Inquiry20
DES5310What is Design For?20
VIS5110Visual Communication20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DES5102Design Thinking20
DES6010Design Case Studies20
DES6020Project Development and Management20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCA6240Masters Project 130
CCA6250Masters Project 230

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $18,300 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $29,550 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include the application of trans-disciplinary design skills to tackle complex social, organisational, economical, and sustainable challenges.

Possible future job titles

Graphic Designer, Social Designer, Spatial Designer, Human Centred Designer, Design Strategist, UX (User Experience) Designer

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