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C10323v2 Bachelor of Design in Product Design Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

Award(s): Bachelor of Design in Product Design (BDesign)
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCIInn)

UAC code: 609545 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 079753F
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The course offers a practice-based approach to learning through the integration of digital and analogue technologies across the broad field of integrated product design, as well as the potential for specialisation within highly contemporary and innovative integrated product design practices.

Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

Product design expands on the traditional field of industrial design to reflect the changing realities of the globalised design profession. With a strong emphasis on creativity and technology, the course equips students with the capacity to form an integrated approach and understanding of how to conceptualise, visualise and realise products, services and/or systems as a design professional. The program offers students the option to pursue a sub-major in interaction design.

By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.

Course aims

The course aims to support and foster a creative and explorative attitude toward the design process. It equips its graduates with the ability to effectively function on the international stage with ease and success, with the communication skills that allow them to operate across cultures, languages and location.

The course takes an experimental and hybrid approach to the integration of networked digital technologies into the design of products and systems. Students gain an integrated approach and understanding of how to conceptualise, visualise and realise products, services and/or systems as a design professional.

Innovation and experimentation is underpinned by theoretical, historical and contextual studies to facilitate students' development in both the conceptual and technical design skills required to work within the broader integrated product design field, and its specialist areas.

Throughout each stage, the course requires students to develop an understanding of their own design language and theoretical position in relation to historic and contemporary contexts.

Career options

Career options include In-house designer with large multinationals and small boutique manufacturers, industrial designer, interaction designer, furniture, lighting or homewares designer, sport and leisure product designer, smart object, system and service designer, medical, health and scientific product designer and self-employed design entrepreneur.

By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Understanding and support of sustainable and ethical practices
A.2 Reflective approach to design practice
A.3 Understanding and appreciation for social benefit
A.4 Demonstrated committed engagement
A.5 Demonstrated consideration of the user perspective
A.6 Value for local and international cultural diversity
C.1 Ability to work in teams
C.2 Effective written communication skills
C.3 Effective oral communication skills
C.4 Effective visual presentation skills
C.5 Effective tangible 3D representation
C.6 Ability to engage with other professions and disciplines
CII.1.1 Identify and represent the components and processes within complex systems and organise them within frameworks of relationships
CII.1.2 Select, apply and evaluate various techniques and technologies for investigating and interpreting complex systems
CII.1.3 Discern common qualities of complex systems and model their behaviour
CII.1.4 Generate insights from the creative translation of models and patterns across different systems
CII.2.1 Recognise the nature of open, complex, dynamic and networked problems
CII.2.2 Explore the relevance of patterns, frameworks, approaches and methods from different disciplines, professional practices or fields of inquiry for gaining insights into particular problems, proposals, practices, contexts and systems
CII.2.3 Analyse problem situations or contexts from multiple disciplinary or personal perspectives and integrate findings in creative and useful ways
CII.2.4 Test the value of different patterns, frameworks and methods for exploring and addressing complex challenges
CII.2.5 Interrogate and generate ways to create value and evaluate outcomes.
CII.2.6 Examine, articulate and appreciate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, communities or cultures over time
CII.3.1 Communicate, explore, network and negotiate in ways that are inclusive of and mine for ideas from diverse disciplines
CII.3.2 Design, develop and apply appropriate team-based decision making frameworks and participate collaboratively in teams according to proposed intentions
CII.3.3 Use a range of appropriate media, tools, techniques and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts
CII.3.4 Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse team or audience
CII.3.5 Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive
CII.3.6 Recognise problems, challenges and opportunities that require transdisciplinary practices and assemble relevant teams to begin dealing with those problems, challenges and opportunities
CII.4.1 Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively on them
CII.4.2 Work within different community, organisational or cultural contexts to design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment
CII.4.3 Make decisions that recognise the humanity of others by engaging ethically and sensitively to the values of particular groups, communities, organisations or cultures
CII.4.4 Take a leadership role in identifying and working to address community, organisational or cultural issues, challenges and opportunities through innovation
CII.5.1 Imagine and design initiatives within existing organisational structures (intrapreneurship) or by building a new context (entrepreneurship)
CII.5.2 Explore and articulate the transformation required to create and implement innovation, with sensitivity to the creative destruction that this requires
CII.5.3 Identify required capabilities for realising an idea and create a venture team to achieve the aspirations of a particular innovation
CII.5.4 Communicate confidently and with diplomacy to influence essential stakeholders or decision makers and to achieve impact
I.1 Demonstrated ability for problem setting and problem solving
I.2 Exploration, experimentation and innovation in the design process
I.3 Outcomes that advance the prior art
I.4 Demonstration of versatility, curiosity and imagination
I.5 Development of an original aesthetic sensibility
I.6 Demonstration of ability to integrate appropriate technologies
P.1 Ability to demonstrate industry specific analogue and digital skills
P.2 Understanding of global context of design practice
P.3 Demonstration of effective time management
P.4 Understanding of business frameworks and processes
P.5 Ability to demonstrate self directed learning
P.6 Demonstrated accuracy, rigour and care
R.1 Ability to use a variety of research methods
R.2 Ability to develop reasoned arguments
R.3 Ability to analyse and synthesise complex ideas
R.4 Academic referencing skills
R.5 Ability to demonstrate reflective critical analysis

Key

CII = Creative Intelligence and Innovation course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Design in Product Design.

UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through the Universities Admissions Centre.

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

Non-current school leavers are selected on the basis of academic merit or on the basis of portfolio and interview rank.

Applicants are advised to submit an optional portfolio by Tuesday 31 October 2017.

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.

International students

International students (excluding those studying in an Australian high school) must submit an application to UTS International (in person, by mail or online) or through an accredited UTS representative.

The applicants must submit the following material:

  • a six-page digital portfolio in PDF format (landscape) of their work; this may include images, animation or video (max. size 5MB)
  • one of the PDFs must be a 150–200 word written submission that selects and identifies one of the submitted pieces of work, addresses what was the aim of the work and why it succeeded (to enable this PDF to be easily viewed, text must be supplied in 16-point Helvetica, with 1.5 line spacing).

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a four-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points, comprising 144 credit points in product design and 96 credit points in creative intelligence and innovation. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Industrial training/professional practice

In the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.

This course involves significant industry engagement as part of the learning process. Students may be required to relinquish intellectual property when they opt in to certain industry-related experiences, particularly relating to internships and capstone projects.

Course completion requirements

STM90788 Core subjects (Product Design) 120cp
CBK90242 Sub-major/Electives (DAB) 24cp
STM90839 Core subjects (Creative Intelligence and Innovation) 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

A typical program is shown below.

Year 1
Autumn session
84610 Inside Design   6cp
84111 Understanding Three-dimensional Form   6cp
84116 Product Design Communication A   6cp
85502 Researching Design History   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
84611 Integrated Product Design   6cp
84117 Product Design Communication B   6cp
84118 Informing Product Design   6cp
85503 Thinking Through Design   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
84712 Product Engineering   12cp
84909 Product Design and Sustainability   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
84910 Analogue and Digital UX   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
84711 User-centred Design   12cp
Summer session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
84911 Advanced Manufacturing Technology   6cp
84811 Smart Design   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90242 Sub-major/Electives (DAB) 24cp  
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
84813 Product Design Professional Communication   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
84812 Product Design Major Studio   12cp
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81521 Envisioning Futures   6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      81522 Innovation Internship A 6cp  
      81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
81531 Innovation Capstone: Research and Development   12cp
Spring session
81524 Professional Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B   6cp
81532 Innovation Capstone: Realisation and Transformation   12cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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