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Bachelor of Design - Industrial Design Major

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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The Bachelor of Design is creative and practical, with strong input from industry partners like Weta Workshop, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland Art Gallery, Creative New Zealand and Kate Sylvester.

As a Bachelor of Design student you have access to world-class facilities, collaborate with other art and design students, and in your final year you may be able to showcase your work at the AUT School of Art and Design festival or the AUT Rookie fashion show.

Industrial design is an exciting and rapidly evolving profession. AUT design graduates are award-winning and well-prepared for a changing future.

Products can be tangible, three-dimensional manufactured objects like consumer products, furniture, packaging, medical and sports equipment or they can be systems, services and interfaces. Many products are solutions to real-life problems. The Industrial Design major helps you develop key research, critical and creative thinking, design thinking, ideation, prototyping and communication skills.

Ethical practices, along with environmental and social responsibility underpin all aspects of the Industrial Design major. You work in open plan design studios and individual student work areas with wireless networking, and have access to world-class laboratories and workshops.

Career opportunities

  • Product and industrial designer
  • Furniture or packaging designer
  • Ergonomic medical equipment, sport or performance wear designer
  • Service and experience designer

Key features

  • Real-life projects alongside our industry partners
  • Dynamic and collaborative learning environment
  • World-class facilities including 3D labs, rapid prototyping laboratory and the Textile and Design Laboratory

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 and Portfolio of art work.

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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