In a nutshell
Are you a recent graduate ready to expand your knowledge and skills in specialised areas of design? Or perhaps you’re an experienced designer seeking a practical skills upgrade or extended design theory knowledge? Whatever your aspirations, the Master of Design from Edith Cowan University is the ideal postgraduate course for those who aim to excel in the design industry.
Throughout this coursework degree, you’ll learn about cross-disciplinary design strategies and gain insight into the current role of design in our society. As well as completing core units on design theory, visual communication and project methodology, you’ll complete a major project combining contemporary studio-based practice and theory with rigorous critical analysis.
Graduating after 1.5 years of full-time on-campus study (or 3 years part-time), you’ll have the advanced skills and knowledge you need to take on complex social, organisational, economical and sustainable challenges through expert design.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU, if you meet the following:
- Hold a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent) in a related discipline area; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course
In this design course, the subjects you may study include:
- Methods of Inquiry
- What is Design For?
- Visual Communication
- Design Thinking
- Design Case Studies
- Project Development and Management
- Masters Project 1
- Masters Project 2
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: