It's one thing to study. It's another to apply those lessons to the real-world. It's something else altogether to make a real difference. If you want to change the world we live in or make a name for yourself in industry, you'll need more than just technical skills.
You'll need hands-on, practical experience with the latest technology, and a strong grasp of your discipline's history and theory. It's a balance we believe in strongly. Only when you understand the trends and theory that drive industry, innovation and creativity, can you create outstanding work. If you want proof, meet some of our award-winning students and hear how they've managed to see brilliant ideas transform into real-world outcomes.
Collaborating with local communities to create safe drinking water
Meet Mitch Horrocks (Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Integrated Product Design). He spent months living in Uganda developing a stovetop extension to reduce water-borne illness in rural African communities.
From fashion student to national fashion chain
Rachael Zheng, B Design in Fashion and Textiles, won the 2015 $25,000 Target National Graduate Showcase prize at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. But the real reward was a commission to design a ready-to-wear capsule collection released in Target stores in early November 2015.
Digital Innovation in Architecture
In 2015, Víctor won the NSW Digital Innovation Award in Architecture at the 2015 Architecture Institute of Australia’s Graduate and Student Awards (NSW Chapter) for his project “Field Embassy”. The project, inspired by the Earth’s magnetic field, was completed as part of his Master of Architecture. Victor is now working in research into new methodologies of construction.
Reducing the risk of back injury for workers
Industrial design student Karl Vaupel won the 2014 UTS 3P business plan competition with his variation on the dolly. His innovative design, the StackLift, is a hydraulic mobile platform that bridges the gap between forklifts and conveyor belts. Karl came up with the idea after visiting a timber mill in China and seeing the need for a mobile lifting unit. The results? A product that can reduce the very real risk of injury and improve productivity.