Redefine your potential
When you study design, you’ll combine art, science and technology with business, social and environmental concerns. Be challenged by real-world problems and learn from one of the most progressive design-inquiry and dynamic studio cultures in Australia.
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Watch an overview session for the Bachelor of Design. Find out about the course structure, majors including engineering and IT, specialisations, entry requirements and more.
Majors in architecture, building, planning and design are also available in the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Melbourne curriculum
Your Melbourne experience is yours to shape. If you’re interested in a career in architecture, building, planning or design you can start with our Bachelor of Design, or why not check out the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)?
Your undergraduate degree is an opportunity to explore your interests and study a variety of topics. It allows you to enhance your university experience and career options by giving you professional expertise from a range of disciplines. After your undergraduate degree, you can enter the workforce or progress to a specialised graduate, masters degree.
Learn more about your undergraduate options
Get a taste of the Bachelor of Design
Many great creations start with a drawing. Theo Blankley, who teaches in the Bachelor of Design, explains why drawing is an important part of the design process in this bite-sized lecture.
Take a look at the MSDx student exhibition
MSDx showcases the quality and diversity of student work at the Melbourne School of Design. Works range from the highly imaginative to real world case studies, small design interventions to large urban proposals, and beyond.
Explore each of our carefully curated digital exhibition spaces through interactive digital environments, videos, images, digital models, plans, virtual fly-throughs, renders and artworks.
Meet Bachelor of Design (Architecture) student, Thomas Martiniello
“The Bachelor of Design proved to be a challenging yet rewarding experience, setting us up with a diverse range of skills to take on the industry and further studies. With 12 majors to choose from I was able to delve into a diverse range of subjects within the realm of architecture, building, and planning. This opened me up to experiences and areas of interest not solely within the architecture major I had initially chosen.”
What is breadth?
Unique to the Melbourne curriculum, our undergraduate degrees allow you to explore subjects outside your core study area – we call this breadth. Breadth means you can tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You may choose to take a single subject in something you’ve always been curious about; or take a sequence of three or more subjects called a breadth track. This can help you develop knowledge and skills relevant to topics like experiencing Indigenous culture, a musical instrument or a language.
Better than a double degree
Become a professionally accredited architect, urban planner and more by completing an undergraduate degree in design followed by a specialised masters degree. Secure your place in both degrees with a Graduate Degree Package. You’ll graduate with a higher level of qualification than a traditional double degree