Bachelor of Design - International
Queensland University of Technology - Gardens Point&Kelvin Grove

Course outline

The four-year Bachelor of Design – International combines the Bachelor of Design with an additional year of study at a partner university around the world, which increases your intercultural skills and global career prospects. This course emphasises practical experience through projects and design studios, and encourages creativity within a vigorous design culture. You develop adaptable and resilient capabilities to design, think critically, effectively communicate and collaborate to realise your ideas in diverse situations. The course also enables you to incorporate knowledge and skills from other study areas into the degree.

QUT Offer Guarantee: If you achieve an ATAR/QUT selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfied all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Design – International at QUT.


Architecture engages with the design, theory and practice of making spaces and environments for human activity. You learn to create environments with positive impacts on human health, environmental quality, social relationships and urban systems. On completion with GPA 4.50 (or better), you can progress to a two year Master of Architecture and gain the required practical experience to become an architect.

Fashion emphasises practical experience through projects and design studios, and encourages creativity within a vigorous design culture. You are advised by leading industry mentors and embrace the challenges and opportunities of twenty-first century fashion including ethics and sustainability, industry practices and emerging digital technologies. You work individually and in teams to real-world design briefs and projects.

Industrial design graduates create and produce commercial and industrial products, services and systems to improve people’s lives. Your studies include learning the creative design process, model-making techniques, visual communication, product design manufacturing, design management, computer-aided industrial design (CAID), human factors and ergonomics, and design research, coupled with innovation, aesthetics, entrepreneurship and business, cultural and social values, and design leadership.

Interior architecture graduates plan and execute the layout, finishes, lighting, fittings, and furnishings in domestic interior design, retail and entertainment industry design, hospitality industry design, commercial office, and corporate design. You are supported by contemporary relevant teaching and a focus on new and emergent fields including small and large-scale design in real and virtual environments, physical and digital experimentation, body/space relations, and design for health and social inclusion.

Landscape architecture graduates combine art and science to create long-lasting, meaningful and enjoyable outdoor places. You learn to combine landscape systems with urban design and environmental science to create outdoor spaces with positive cultural and environmental impact.

Interaction design focuses on cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities to prepare you to optimise user experiences – removing complexity, making interactions more intuitive and creating responsive media. You undertake a series of interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human-centred design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality.

Visual communication prepares you to work across traditional and new interactive media forms to craft images that break through the communication clutter, simplify the complex, and change public opinion and understanding. You develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.

Fee notes

There are additional costs associated with travelling to, and living in, another country. This includes visas, airfares, accommodation, health cover and other associated living costs. These costs vary depending on your destination. Information on indicative costs and financial support is available on the overseas study and exchange website at

Other requirements

A Suitability Card may be required; refer to institution. You must maintain a GPA of at least 4.5 to be eligible to go on the exchange program.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.


Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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Career opportunities

Depending on major: architect (with further study), fashion designer, industrial designer, interior architect, landscape architect, user experience (UX) designer, product development manager, interactive media designer, visual designer.


Depending on major: Australian Institute of Architects; Australian Institute of Landscape Architects; Design Institute of Australia; Australian Graphic Design Association.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$8880 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Built Environment and Design, Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time