What will I study?


Learn the fundamentals of UX and digital technology, including algorithmsdata-orientation and practicalweb-based techniques to develop and understand the role of computing systems within society.

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.

Completing your major

In third year, you’ll complete your major requirements in user experience design. You’ll also be required to take a capstone subject. Capstones are designed to draw together the various theoretical strands of what you’ve learned so far, with a practical project or an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to solve a design problem.

When you’ve finished your major, you’ll be able to incorporate UX principles and digital technology to problem-solving, using your visual communication techniques and practical skills in almost any industry.

You can take the following double major options with the Bachelor of Design:

  • User Experience Design + Construction
  • User Experience Design + Graphic Design
  • User Experience Design + Landscape Architecture
  • User Experience Design + Performance Design
  • User Experience Design + Property
  • User Experience Design + Urban Planning
Breadth studies

Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne curriculum. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of design, 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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Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this major.