Industrial and Product Design

Product development builds on creative and technical expertise.

We believe industrial and product design are crucial to create products and services with a user-centred approach. That’s why we offer industrial and product design courses at Swinburne.

Industrial and product design courses are an opportunity to strengthen your creative and technological expertise in this field. You’ll explore the design and development of innovative and sustainable products/ranges and discover how to combine art and science. You'll learn to apply skills such as sketching, computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques to strategically plan and design, and explore business studies, new technologies, professional practice, design psychology, consumer knowledge, applied research, sustainability and design ethics. Communicating your ideas through industry-standard software and prototyping facilities are additional hands-on experiences we provide.

No matter which direction you choose, we provide the understanding you need to develop products – from client brief to end product. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found within industries that involve the design, development and manufacture of a range of products.

Janis Lacey, Swinburne industrial design graduate and lead designer at Crumpler, sews on-stage.

Graduate story


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

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

Student work

Evelyn Caceres Design Grad of Year 2014 Communication Design

Graduate success


Evelyn Caceres (pictured) has been named Graduate of the Year in the Graphic Design category by the Design Institute of Australian Victoria and Tasmania. She graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours) in 2014. Remy Cerritelli, a graduate of Swinburne's Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours), won the Graduate of the Year Award in the Furniture Design category.

Industrial and product design courses

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