Good design is beyond aesthetics. It can change the world.

Design is everywhere. From the shoes we wear to our homes and workplaces, good design has the power to influence and change the way we live.

Our courses cover different design disciplines to give aspiring designers a wide range of career options. From Communication Design to UX design, our design courses are tailored to provide graduates with high levels of industry engagement and essential skills, so you’re ready for today’s ever-changing design landscape. Gain industry experience even before you graduate through the Design Bureau or our partners at the Design Factory Melbourne.

Our graduates have gone on to become leading figures, shaping the future of the design industry, both locally and abroad.

Students walking down John Street at Hawthorn campus on a bright, sunny day.

World renowned for design


Swinburne has maintained its strong position in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. Swinburne's School of Design ranked in the top 50 worldwide for Art and Design, placing among the best universities in the world for this subject area.

This ongoing success stems from initiatives such as The Design Factory Melbourne, in partnership with the Global Design Network. 

Student experiences

Discover Ethan and Katie's Swinburne adventure, which took them to Stanford University, California as part of their honours year at Design Factory Melbourne.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)

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