Our industrial design courses introduce you to the theory and history of innovative and sustainable products, and will help you to understand the strategic thinking behind creating  designs that will stand the test of time.

You’ll learn about professional practice, design psychology, consumer knowledge, applied research and sustainability to get inside the mind of your customer. 

After graduating  from our product design course, you’ll have gained key  skills, such as sketching, computer design and manufacturing, which you can use to create innovative new products and effective product packaging design. 

From brief through to launch, you’ll have more than just the skills to create a product — you’ll have the knowledge and strategic thinking to come up with solutions your clients could never dream of.

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    GRADUATE SUCCESS

    Leading design at Crumpler

    Janis Lacey (pictured) studied a Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) at Swinburne and is now the Lead Designer at Crumpler. The internationally-recognised bag manufacturing company recently designed the luggage for the 2016 Australian Olympic team.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

  • GRADUATE SUCCESS

    Overall graduate of the year

    Swinburne graduate Alexandra Tyquin has been named Overall Graduate of the Year by the Design Institute of Australia Victoria and Tasmania Branch (DIA VIC TAS).

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