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Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)

Undergraduate degree

Develop the technical skills required to delve into software design, user interface design and design for augmented and virtual realities. All applicants for the Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) need to submit a portfolio to Deakin. See details in the Entry Requirements.

Work on industry briefs with real-life clients

Learn in world-class facilities and build your expertise

Recognised by the Design Institute of Australia

Key facts

ATAR

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2019 close 17 February 2019

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Develop the IT expertise and design knowledge to deliver impactful digital solutions for creative and social issues in our changing world.

Learn the fundamentals of design thinking and strategies, and develop the technical skills required to explore:

  • software design
  • mobile app design
  • web design
  • user interface design
  • design for augmented and virtual realities.

Learn about technological entrepreneurship and innovation and specialise in an area – such as creative coding, robotics or 3D motion - that interests you most. Work on real projects and develop a strong portfolio of work throughout your studies. In your final year, you will take part in a collaborative industry project, working in a studio setting with industry and commercial partners. Experience resolving a real-world creative project from conception to completion will equip you with the in-demand skills that employers look for.

The Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) is formally recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) so you will be up-to-date with the current industry practices and developments.

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Course structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) a student must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 15 x core units (totalling 16 credit points)
  • 2 x course elective units from list A
  • 6 x open elective units
  • No more than 12 credit points at level 1
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

18

Core units

6

Electives

24

Total units

Units

Level 1

  • Design Thinking ADD101
  • Design Skills and Technologies 1 ADD102
  • Introduction to Responsive Web Apps SIT120
  • Design Laboratory ADD104
  • Design Skills and Technologies 2 ADD103
  • Exploring I.T. SIT124
  • Plus two 2 course elective units from list A

    Level 2

  • Designing User Experience ADD201
  • Design Strategies ADD202
  • Professional Practice in Design ADD203
  • Digital Technologies Design Studio ADT201
  • Authoring of Interactive Media SIT264
  • Plus three open electives

    Level 3

  • Individual Design Portfolio ADD302
  • Design to Change the World ADD303
  • Collaborative Design Project ADD301 (2 credit points)
  • Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation SIT317
  • Plus three open electives

    Course electives

    Complete two 1-credit point units chosen from the following course electives list A:

  • Creative Coding SIT110
  • Robotics Studio SIT122
  • Application and Design of Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems SIT183
  • Data Capture Technologies SIT123
  • Designing 3D Environments ADA102
  • Designing 3D Motion ADA101
  • Introduction to Aboriginal Studies IND101
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)
    Year
    2019 course information
    VTAC code
    1400510501 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    A344
    CRICOS code?
    095256A
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.

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    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.

    Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

    Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

    Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on one their performance in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including relevant work or life experience

    All Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) will be required to complete a portfolio of work presented to a satisfactory standard.

    Download our Folio-guide document to learn more about folio submission.

    To submit your folio please go to www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $7,282 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC
    Applications through VTAC have now closed.

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

    Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin
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    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply


    Portfolio Application

    When applying for this course, you must submit a portfolio of work in support of your application.

    Learn more about portfolio requirements


    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.


    Entry pathways

    View pathways into the Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) with our pathways finder.

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelor’s degree include: 1. Through Deakin – start the same course at a difference campus or start a related course then meet the requirements and apply to transfer, or complete and associate degree then apply for your coal course; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe or a private provider (RTOS)  – Complete one-year diploma, then apply for recognition of prior learning and your Deakin course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning

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    Disclaimers:
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin  are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Burwood (Melbourne) 
    Tel 03 9246 8100
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    Our graduates are open to many career opportunities, in creative agencies, advertising and design studios, print houses and corporate companies. Digital technologies graduates have in-demand skills relevant to UX design, web design, digital design and immersive design, which are all high growth areas. 

    For more information go to DeakinTALENT

    Professional recognition

    Graduates can apply for Design Institute of Australia membership and gain access to some of the biggest design events and experts in the nation.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Utilize agile, practical and theoretical proficiencies in the unified application of digital design technologies for information, immersion and augmentation. Graduates will be able to meet client requirements in a rapidly changing industry setting.

    Communication

    Interpret and transmit ideas and interactions employing specific language, concepts and technologies to response to intelligent digital application scenarios.

    Digital literacy

    Utilize theoretical knowledge and practical skills to evaluate digital applications with regard to software development.

    Critical thinking

    Develop skills in critical thinking and the analytical evaluation of digital applications. Creatively engage with a range of strategies to demonstrate professional prototyping and industry outcomes.

    Problem solving

    Utilize design thinking methods to empathise, analyse, ideate, prototype and test complex interactive, augmented and human centred design products.

    Self-management

    Initiate autonomous and self-directed management techniques; demonstrating professional responsibility and accountability to a wide range of digital applications.

    Teamwork

    Lead, deliver and perform within a collaborative team to produce broad professional outcomes within a multidisciplinary and agile creative environment.

    Global citizenship

    Critically engage designs capacity to act as an agent of change in multiple contexts. To identify and develop proposals for personal and corporate social, cultural and ethical responsibilities in a global and domestic context

    Approved by Faculty Board March 2017

     

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