The School of Design Innovation offers a range of postgraduate qualifications, including certificates, diplomas, Master’s programmes and a PhD degree.
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Each programme is tailored to best fit a particular area of advanced design education. Our postgraduate programmes take full advantage of the world-class facilities the campus has to offer. This enables students to realise every element of their designs, challenge theories, and present products ready for the industry.
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The School of Design Innovation is involved in cutting-edge local and international design and research.
Certificates and Diplomas in Design Innovation
Not ready for a Master's just yet? Or perhaps you want to pursue professional development or advanced study in an area or your interest. We have other offerings that could be perfect for you.
Our certificate and diploma qualifications let you select courses based on your needs and interests, spanning all the specialisations we offer.
Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation (GDipDI)
Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation is a programme offered in seven specialisations:
- Animation and Visual Effects
- Communication Design
- Design for Social Innovation
- Fashion Design Technology
- Industrial Design
- Interaction Design
- Media Design
Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation is ideal for students and practitioners who hold a first degree in a design discipline and wish to add a further professional qualification. Your course of study is integrated with the Bachelor of Design Innovation (BDI).
Postgraduate Diploma in Design Innovation (PGDipDI)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Design Innovation requires you to select 120 points from a cohesive set of courses from the schedules of:
Postgraduate Certificate in Design Innovation (PGCertDI)
The Postgraduate Certificate in Design Innovation requires you to select 60 points from a cohesive set of courses from the schedules of:
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies (PGCertPS)
The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies is a programme that gives you the flexibility to choose to focus on one of six areas:
- Architecture and Design Innovation
- Business and Government
- Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
- Statistics and Data Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies is ideal if you have a Bachelor’s degree and wish to add a further professional qualification.
The image in the banner at the top of this page is from Algorithmic Thinking, experiments with procedural modelling workflows in Houdini to create abstract 3D images, a work by Master of Design Technology student Philip Matich for MDDN 451 - Creative Coding for Digital Content.
Master of Design Innovation image: An upright, head-only MRI system designed by an international, multidisciplinary research team with Master's in Design Innovation student Christy Wells in the team.
Master of Design Technology image: Still from Tapestry, created by Kevin Arias, Rebecca Hand, Peter Hillier, Jackson Preston, Zachary Thompson, and Harry Walker. This film was part of the official selection for the Byron Bay Film Festival 2019.
Master of User Experience image: B/LL—Split and Pay, for MDDN 415 Information Design Practice, by Joyce Kim.
Master of Design image: The Circular Economy Sofa, for Master of Design thesis, by Steven Almond.
Doctor of Philosophy image: Cloud Computing as Digital Imaginary, for Doctor of Philosophy in Design, by Jayn Verkerk.
Master of Fine Arts Creative Practice Design image: TRAMA, for DSDN 590 Creative Project, by Luca Ribeiro