In this unit students engage and collaborate in diverse and varied design projects at national and international industry levels. Students will enhance their design and management skills through meaningful contribution to a range of social impact industry projects. These projects will provide the opportunity for students to gain a wide range of industry experience through client meetings, scoping projects, speculative presentations, working to fixed deadlines and budgets. Students will undertake a range of distinct projects that will be determined by the supervisor based on the length and detail of individual or group projects. Students will integrate research methods into their design investigation to inform their outcomes.


DDD40016 Bureau: Industry Projects


175 credit points and enrolled in a Bachelor of Design Degree (may include design honours and double degrees) from the School of Design and Architecture.


Students are required to contact the Unit Convener with an expression of interest to enrol. The convenor may request a sample of design work and overall GPA prior to approving enrolment.

Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Critically review specified areas relevant to a given project within commercial or other constraints
  • Critically analyse a design problem and establish relevant methods for resolving any problems innovatively and appropriately
  • Evaluate the capacity of solutions to meet and promote standards of design and creative quality to meet business needs
  • Develop solutions incorporating evidence and justification for decisions, and present to an audience of industry specialists, clients, peers
  • Prepare design projects to given briefs, including prototypes, reports, presentations and final production as required
  • Critically reflect on the processes and outcomes of design project

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
6.00 12 weeks 72
Specified Activities
15.00 12 weeks 180
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
4.00 12 weeks 48


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Project 1Group 0% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project 2Group 0% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project 3Group 0% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project 4Individual 0% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project 1Group 0% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project 2Group 0% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project 3Group 0% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project 4Individual 0% 1,2,3,4,5,6 


The content of this unit will vary according to the nature of the individual project. The studio format will be used for experimentation, consultation, brainstorming and workshops and could include:

  • Client briefing and consultation
  • Design management
  • The design process
  • Research and design strategy
  • Concept and ideation
  • Design development
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Production

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.