University of Technology Sydney

C07119v2 Graduate Diploma in Design

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Design (GradDipDesign)
CRICOS code: 071750G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Applications
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Exit award
Other information

Overview

Unique in Australia, the Master of Design responds to the global need for graduates with skills in social and service design and design leadership, who can create and manage high level service experiences and lead social, community and organisational change. This comprehensive and integrated program has been developed in collaboration with industry leaders including the Design Innovation Research Centre situated in the School of Design at UTS.

The program focuses on and integrates research, industry collaboration, internationalisation and a design culture through the delivery of specialist, core and transdisciplinary subjects. It provides a postgraduate education that is flexible in both its practice orientation and research integration.

With a focus on design evolution, innovative integration of new technologies, practice and student experimentation, the course is delivered by experienced studio leaders who are acknowledged leaders in their industries and professions.

Course aims

Designed to produce a balance between high levels of specialisation and lateral thinking, the program enables students to examine design from a transdisciplinary perspective.

It enables students to explore design issues under the supervision of a practice leader, to learn new strategies and the application of research and theory. It supports best practices in postgraduate design education through learning and research strategies that critically examine design practice.

Graduates of this course are leaders in design and related industries through their expertise in product and service development. They are able to utilise strategic processes, creative tools and research skills for innovation in design.

The program provides a suite of subjects for postgraduate designers in the areas of interaction, strategy and enterprise, lighting design, techno-textiles, and text and image. Common subjects explore related conceptual challenges and questions of visual expression in the quest to develop useful, usable and resonant designs. These include understanding and articulating the importance of user experience; the role of design in humanising information; the aesthetic and conceptual dynamics of effective communication; strategic thinking; and aspects of design management, branding and communication.

Career options

Graduates' careers are enhanced by high-level professional knowledge and skills for the workplace, with possession of specialised knowledge in advanced textiles, space and materials, interaction, sustainable design and innovation.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.2 Co-create shared value propositions that benefit all stakeholders
A.3 Discern consequences of designs (ecological, social and justice impacts)
C.1 Communicate using a wide range of media and techniques
C.3 Collaborate with Indigenous communities and leaders
I.1 Design for and with, and enable designing by, diverse stakeholders
I.2 Reframe design problems toward systems change with an eye for detail and quality
I.3 Lead constructive and compassionate design critiques
P.1 Lead studio-based design processes to advance the professional practice of design
P.3 Facilitate collective decision-making around design directions
R.1 Generate valid insights using qualitative research methods
R.3 Enable Indigenous-led research and design

Applications

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

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points of subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91549 Design Practice Fundamentals 24cp
STM91550 Expanded Design Fundamentals 24cp
Total 48cp

Design Fundamentals stream, full time
Year 1
Autumn or Spring session
89200 Design Communication   6cp
89109 Design Prototyping   6cp
85801 Interactions, Experiences and Atmospheres   6cp
89106 Design Research Methods   6cp
Expanded Design Fundamentals stream, full time
Year 1
Autumn or Spring session
81534 Problem Framing   6cp
89027 Design and Business   6cp
89110 Higher Orders of Design   6cp
89173 Organisational Design   6cp

Exit award

This is an exit-only course for students enrolled in the Master of Design (C04243).

This course enables students enrolled in the master's course to exit after completing 48 credit points of study and gain a graduate diploma qualification.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building