Bachelor of Design

  • CRICOS code: 090744C
  • VTAC code: 3800510041
  • International VTAC code: 3800510043

Where will this take me?


Technology is set to completely transform how we work, and what jobs we will be doing. Artificial intelligence, robotics, smart homes – the way we live will require a whole new wave of talented designers and creatives.

According to the Foundation for Young Australians, demand for employees with creativity skills has risen over 65% over the past few years. Studying a Bachelor of Design will teach you design thinking that’s in demand across tech, architecture, planning our cities, government, the arts and more.


Study design if you are interested in working in:

  • Architecture and landscape architecture
  • Graphic design
  • Construction and civil engineering
  • Geospatial technology
  • Property
  • Software design, including games
  • Town planning
  • User experience
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Performance design
  • Design for mechanics and robotics.

Further study

Graduate study is an investment in your future. A number of majors offered in the Bachelor of Design set you up to study Masters programs linked to professional accreditation, including:

Bachelor of Design graduates may also pursue further study in law, education, politics, journalism - the range of options allows you to tailor a bachelor + masters package to suit your needs. The University of Melbourne also offers Graduate Degree Packages for high achieving students to enrol in a bachelors degree and a professional entry graduate degree through VTAC.

Find out more about Graduate Degree Packages

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.