Industrial Product Design
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Studying Industrial Product Design will teach you how to design and deliver suitable products that solve problems and generate consumer interest.
Power tools, parachutes, footwear, furniture, backpacks, bikes, inhalers, and interfaces are all examples of Industrial Product Design. This subject combines creative innovation with technical and business skills.
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- Gain practical understanding of the product design lifecycle — from research and idea generation through to prototyping, testing, and delivery.
- Cross-disciplinary study including engineering, physics, mathematics, design, and science.
- Access to computer designing software to test, visualise, and communicate your ideas.
- Opportunities to enter in internationally recognised design competitions.
Industrial Product Design major
Complete the compulsory courses for the Bachelor of Product Design, along with the following major courses:
- PROD111 Materials Science for Design
- PROD112 Digital Modelling for Design
- PHYS101 Engineering Physics A: Mechanics, Waves, Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics OR PHYS111 Introductory Physics for Physical Sciences and Engineering
- PROD210 Design and Manufacture
- PROD211 Materials Engineering and Selection
- PROD212 Thermofluids
- PROD213 Industrial Product Design 1A
- PROD214 Industrial Product Design 1B
- One 15-point course above 100-level from Engineering, Science, or Product Design degrees
Studying Industrial Product Design will give you the skills to work across various industries due to the combination of disciplines you participate in during your studies.
Some career pathways could include:
- Industrial product designer
- Design researcher
- Product tester
- Entrepreneur — set up your own company, generating your own product for market innovation.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Industrial Product Design.
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