Doctor of Design
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Course in detail
Units of study
Students must undertake Advanced Design Research Methods and pass all assessment tasks before applying for the Major Design Research Project.
This unit is a supervised research project that builds on the work undertaken in the Advanced Design Research Methods.
Aims and objectives
Academic requirementsA recognised Masters degree in design or a design-related area, industry experience, and the submission of a portfolio.
English language requirements
Swinburne College English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18. Refer to the English Language Requirements website for further information.
• a Masters from a recognised tertiary institution, or
• other relevant qualifications deemed equivalent.
and experience of either:
• a minimum of five years' professional experience, or
• other relevant experience deemed equivalent.
The duration of the candidature expended within the Advanced Design Research Methods (HDR904) component of the Doctor of Design program is deducted from the candidature time within the Research component of the Doctor of Design program, the PhD program or the Masters by Research program.
How to apply
Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process on our How to Apply page.
Course fees*A$23,250 (annual for 2013)
A range of scholarships is available to international students, visit our Scholarship Page for details.