University of Technology Sydney

C11225v2 Graduate Certificate in Design

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Design (GradCertDesign)
CRICOS code: 071632B
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Applications
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Exit award
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Design is an entry-level postgraduate course that allows students with a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Design to transition into the Master of Design (Service Design) or Master of Design (Design Leadership). The course draws on aspects of the School’s highly-regarded undergraduate design program to provide the design research and practice fundamentals required for the emerging and increasingly important disciplines of Social and Service Design, and Design Leadership.

The course is designed to support entry into the Master of Design. It is possible for the course to provide an exit degree option for students enrolled in the Master of Design (C04429), who want a one-session (24 credit points) experience of postgraduate coursework in design. Subjects offered are drawn from the Master of Design suite of subjects.

Course aims

The course provides an introductory experience of postgraduate coursework in design. Students undertake self-directed modules, workshops and studios in collaboration with industry leaders, including the Design Innovation Research Centre, the only Social Design agency embedded within an Australian University. This association enables students to test and extend their design research, visualization and prototyping skills in a practice setting.

Career options

The course offers graduates in a non-design background an opportunity to acquire design research, visualization and prototyping skills that allow them craft persuasive design propositions. Graduates' careers are enhanced by higher-level design knowledge and expertise. Students wishing to acquire more developed skills in social and service design or design leadership should choose to complete the Master of Design (C04429).

Course intended learning outcomes

A.2 Co-create shared value propositions that benefit all stakeholders
A.3 Discern consequences of designs (ecological, social and justice impacts)
C.1 Communicate using a wide range of media and techniques
C.3 Collaborate with Indigenous communities and leaders
I.1 Design for and with, and enable designing by, diverse stakeholders
I.3 Lead constructive and compassionate design critiques
P.3 Facilitate collective decision-making around design directions
R.1 Generate valid insights using qualitative research methods
R.3 Enable Indigenous-led research and design

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised Bachelor's degree in a non-design field, or an equivalent OR higher qualification in a non-design field.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Applications

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points of subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91549 Design Practice Fundamentals 24cp
Total 24cp

full time
Year 1
Autumn or Spring session
89200 Design Communication   6cp
89109 Design Prototyping   6cp
85801 Interactions, Experiences and Atmospheres   6cp
89106 Design Research Methods   6cp

Exit award

This is an exit-only course for students enrolled in the Master of Design (C04243).

This course enables students enrolled in the master's course to exit after completing 24 credit points of study and gain a graduate certificate qualification.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building