IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
3 years full time
Current Deakin Students
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Creative problem-solvers with a love of design and an aptitude for technical IT skills should explore our Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies). Learn about User Experience (UX), design strategies, digital technologies and interactive media, to deliver impactful digital solutions for creative and social issues in our changing world.
Do you eat, sleep and breathe design – and love to work in a team environment?
Explore technological entrepreneurship and innovation and specialise in an area – such as creative coding, robotics or 3D motion – that interests you the most, through our flexible core units. If you’re looking for a career that’s creative and rewarding, this unique combination of technical and artistic skills will lead you to a fascinating profession outside of the traditional IT or creative arts streams.
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.
Graduate job ready after working on projects from real client briefs, helping you to create a strong portfolio throughout your studies.Read More
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)
Plus two 2 course elective units from list A
Plus three open electives
Plus three open electives
We suggest students complete at least 4 units in a subject area different to their degree, preferably a linked sequence of study in the same area. This choice can include units from any degree in the University but is best chosen from the subject areas in the Bachelor of Creative Arts: (Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Photography), Bachelor of Design: (Visual Communication, 3D Animation) or Bachelor of Arts programs.
Complete two 1-credit point units chosen from the following course electives list A:
2020 course information
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
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)
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- 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.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate course requirements.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
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.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Recognition of prior learning
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
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
How to apply
Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
When applying for this course, you must submit a portfolio of work in support of your application.
Why choose Deakin
Graduates are open to many career opportunities in creative agencies, advertising and design studios, print houses and corporate companies, taking up roles as:
- design engineers
- digital designers
- digital media designers
- graphic designers
- industrial designers
- User Interface (UI) designers
- virtual reality experience designers
- web designers.
For more information go to DeakinTALENT
Deakin’s Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), so you’ll be up-to-date with the current industry practices and developments. The DIA also offers student membership and 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.
Interpret and transmit ideas and interactions employing specific language, concepts and technologies to response to intelligent digital application scenarios.
Utilize theoretical knowledge and practical skills to evaluate digital applications with regard to software development.
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.
Utilize design thinking methods to empathise, analyse, ideate, prototype and test complex interactive, augmented and human centred design products.
Initiate autonomous and self-directed management techniques; demonstrating professional responsibility and accountability to a wide range of digital applications.
Lead, deliver and perform within a collaborative team to produce broad professional outcomes within a multidisciplinary and agile creative environment.
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