Bachelor of Design/ Bachelor of Applied Innovation

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

BB-DESAIN Double degree Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Design is central to our everyday lives, from the websites we browse, to the clothes we wear, or simply getting from A to B. Swinburne’s global reputation for design excellence now gives you even more advantage with our unique Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Applied Innovation double degree.

These combined degrees provide a unique range of skills and knowledge to get a head start in the evolving and dynamic design and innovation industries.

Your design studies delve into a comprehensive variety of core subjects such as typography, digital media, and brand and identity design. You’ll also benefit from a host of Work Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, internships or industry-linked projects tailored to your chosen major.

While design is innovative by nature, your studies in applied innovation can complement your abilities – and your career potential – in many ways. Develop your interdisciplinary collaboration, facilitation, and complex problem-solving skills in real-world contexts. Conceive, develop and deliver transformative projects around your passions and interests. Leverage analytical and strategic thinking, human understanding, and respect for future generations, with the technological know-how to build a better future.

Whether you’re interested in a career in design specialising in disciplines such as graphic design, multimedia design, UX or interactive design, or want to pursue roles such as innovation lead, strategic designer and innovation strategist, this double degree is made for you.

Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 20% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 26 February 2024
  • Semester 2 - 29 July 2024

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4 Year/s


VTAC codes

  • 3400212571 (CSP)
  • 3400212573 (IFP)




A$39140 (annual for 2024)*

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.