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Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

 
Note:

From 2018, this course will be renamed the Bachelor of Design in Product Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

location
City campus

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90.35

Min. duration
5 years full time or
equiv. part time

course codes
UTS: C10305v1
CRICOS: 077333J
UAC: 609270

The Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design prepares students for a career in the global product design industry, from boutique design practice or service design to large-scale industrial production and beyond.

The combined Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides students with additional practical skills, in particular those that raise their awareness of the international contexts of design, by providing the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of a language other than English and another culture.

UTS believes a hands-on approach is fundamental for every aspiring designer.

The Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design prepares students for a career in the global product design industry, from boutique design practice or service design to large-scale industrial production and beyond.

The combined Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides students with additional practical skills, in particular those that raise their awareness of the international contexts of design, by providing the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of a language other than English and another culture.

UTS believes a hands-on approach is fundamental for every aspiring designer. As such, the students' starting point is the individual design and making of an object. Throughout their studies students learn how to design, prototype and test solutions using the latest technologies in the faculty's digital and fabrication workshops.

Alongside a strong technical base, the degree applies the creative problem-solving required to design experiences that make a difference to everyday life, whether in developing economies or digital cultures. Central to this approach is an understanding of the relationships between objects, culture, economy, technology, business and human behaviour.

Course aims

This integrated approach makes graduates ready to work both locally and internationally. Students benefit from significant exposure to industry projects and global travel studios. Collaborations with local companies include Glarce Eyewear, Second Road, Kimberley Clarke, Cormack Packaging, Electrolux, Enware and King Furniture. UTS has established international connections with companies and institutions across Asia and Europe.

Students learn in a multidisciplinary, team-based environment thanks to the ability to work alongside other disciplines within the university and externally with industry partners.

Typical study program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session and undertaking the course with the Germany major as the international studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
84610 Inside Design684610
84111 Understanding Three-dimensional Form684111
84116 Integrated Product Design Communication A684116
85502 Researching Design History685502
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
84611 Design Thinking in Integrated Product Design684611
84117 Integrated Product Design Communication B684117
84118 Informing Integrated Product Design684118
85503 Design Thinking685503

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 240.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career opportunities for graduates of the Integrated Product Design degree are expanding. Longstanding industrial design roles include working as an in-house designer in a manufacturing company or working as a design consultant. Graduates also work in emerging fields such as service and strategic design or digital interaction design, adapting advanced technologies for new experiences and networked environments. Integrated education also allows graduates to move beyond design and manage production, distribution and marketing of new products. Finally, the degree prepares graduates for further study in specialised fields such as transport design or associated professional disciplines.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90788 Core subjects96
CBK90242 Sub-major/Electives (DAB)24
CBK90871 Sub-major/Options24
CBK90005 Country major choice96
Total240

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a five-year, full-time or part-time equivalent basis.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

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.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

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UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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