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Bring your designs to life with cutting edge skills and technology

Industrial Design brings engineering and design together, combining engineering principles, creative thinking, digital media and digital manufacturing. You'll develop advanced 3D computer modelling skills and will use advanced technologies, including 3D printing, right from your first year of study.

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Study industrial design at Griffith

Essential hands-on experience

You'll learn through project-based design studios and technical learning studios, as the degree takes a hands-on approach to teaching that uses advanced technologies such as 3D printing.

Develop interdisciplinary skills

This degree sits within both the Queensland College of Art and the Griffith School of Engineering, which is testament to the practical and interdisciplinary nature of your study. You’ll be taught electronics, mechanics, thermofluids and more by engineering specialists, while also being taught design skills, digital modelling and 3D printing by design professionals. The result is a well-rounded degree that sets you up to start your career equipped with the skills and knowledge you need.

Study your way

You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, and over two or three trimesters each year, you have choices.

5-Star Rated

Engineering at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Skills Development, Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Pathway to professional accreditation

This degree provides a pathway to accreditation into Engineers Australia (on completion of an additional two years of study) or into design and technology teacher training.

The Bachelor of Industrial Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). Students and graduates of the courses are automatically eligible to be DIA members.

Ashley Llambias

Bachelor of Industrial Design

The interdisciplinary nature of industrial design strongly appealed to Ashley, as it allowed her to work across art and engineering. “My favourite thing about the university is collaboration – I spend a lot of time with academics in different fields, and I learn so much from them,” she said. “Everyone is willing to help you if you want to learn.' Ashley has represented Griffith at industrial design competitions, is part of the Women In STEM team, and designed the 3D-printed trophy that’s presented to the university’s Outstanding Alumni each year.

Ashley Llambias

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Career outcomes

75% of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering or math skills*

With a graduate portfolio demonstrating your creative knowledge, commitment and skill, the Bachelor of Industrial Design degree generates a multitude of opportunities in a wide range of global industry careers including: industrial designer, innovator, product designer, entrepreneur, creative designer-maker, medical applications designer, automotive designer and digital fashion designer.

* Office of Australia's Chief Scientist, September 2014.

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

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Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

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Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

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Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

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Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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