Master of Design (by research)
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Course in detail
On this page: aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
Academic requirementsAdmission to the Master of Design is not restricted to those with a design background. Applicants from any academic area are welcome. In general, applicants for the Master of Design should have either:
(a) a Bachelors Degree with First or Second Class Honours;
(b) other qualifications and professional experience deemed equivalent.
International students whose first language is not English need an IELTS (English Language) test score (academic Module) of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or direct entry from a Swinburne ELICOS English program (Academic Module).
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.
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 are available to international students, visit our Scholarship Page for details.