Programme Aims and Features

Design+ is designed to generate highly effective, adaptive, and creative graduates who can lead across multiple disciplinary subjects, and will become known globally for their distinctive qualities of creativity, analytical ability, critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving.

Cutting across tradition disciplinary boundaries, the program is structured around design thinking as a distinct foundational approach to interdisciplinary studies, innovation, and enterprise. The degree prepares students to be innovators and creative leaders, entraining students who want to capitalise on both entrepreneurial and creative abilities. Combining insights, theory, research, methods and practices that embrace a combination of design thinking, functional design and process design, the academic focus provides students a blend of thinking tools that will equip them for the challenges facing all sectors of society. A central pedagogical feature of the degree program, and central graduate quality, is the ability to balance analytical forward-thinking approaches to problem solving with solution-first imagination-based problem solving.

Career Prospects

Students will exit the program with a comprehensive understanding of design thinking methods and processes, and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams to innovate and achieve original and commercially, environmentally and socially relevant solutions to complex problems. Design+ graduates are distinctive in both general graduate job markets and in specialized industries. Their ability to assemble and assimilate knowledge from across disciplines and synthesize it into an actionable plan gives them a distinct professional advantage.

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.


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