Bachelor of Design

with a major in Branded Environments – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Design, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • 8 Core units of study (100 credit points)
  • 7 units of study from a Design discipline major in one of the following: Branded Environments, Communication Design*, Graphic Design**, Motion Design, Digital Media Design**, Photomedia, and UX Interaction Design (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study (100 credit points) comprising of a second major, co-major, advanced minor, minor/s, and or electives

Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

* SOL students can only enrol in the Communication Design major.
** NOTE: the Graphic Design and Multimedia Design majors are available to Sarawak students only.


Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement. This option is not available to International Students. Professional Placements are not available to students at Sarawak.

Professional Placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists.

International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • 8 Core Units of Study (100 credit points)
  • 7 units of study from a Design discipline major in one of the following: Branded Environments, Communication Design, Motion Design, Photomedia, and UX Interaction Design (100 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)
  • 6 units of study (75 credit points) comprising of an advanced minor, minor/s, and or electives

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • 8 Core Units of Study (100 credit points)
  • 7 units of study from a Design discipline major in one of the following: Branded Environments, Communication Design, Motion Design, Photomedia, and UX Interaction Design (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points); and
  • 7 units of study (87.5 credit points) comprising of an advanced minor, minor/s, and or electives

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Design is 200 credit points (normally 16 units)