What will I study?
Learn the fundamental principles of mathematics, design, programming, data structures and algorithms for your major as well as other elective and breadth studies.
Your course structure
The Bachelor of Design course structure results in a flexible degree that allows students to explore different fields of study. You can choose your major immediately or make a decision before the beginning of second year.
In the first year of the Bachelor of Design, you will be immersed in a world of design and discovering new concepts and skills. You might be performing on a stage, writing code in a computer lab, contemplating design theory and putting it in to practice, or making 3D models. The subjects you complete in your first year provide the basis for your knowledge of design that will carry through for the rest of your degree.
By your second year you will deepen your understanding of your chosen design disciplines and be able to finalise your selection of majors, minors and specialisations.
In third year you will complete your major requirements. In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study to specialise in computer systems and you can also complete breadth studies. You will also be required to undertake a capstone subject. Capstones are designed to draw together the various theoretical strands. On the completion of third year graduates will possess strong written, oral and visual communication techniques, and will develop practical skills and apply these to problem-solving.
You can take a the following double major options with the Bachelor of Design:
- Computing + Construction
- Computing + Graphic Design
- Computing + Landscape Architecture
- Computing + Performance Design
- Computing + Property
- Computing + Spatial Systems
- Computing + Urban Planning
Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne curriculum. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside your core studies or your major, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.
Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.
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