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Study Design at Curtin
GC-DESIGN

Design

Graduate certificate

An introduction to the fundamentals of design-led innovation

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Design
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
    100
  • CRICOS
    103009A
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Design at Curtin?

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

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Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

This course will introduce you to contemporary design practice and research, providing a firm grounding towards design-led innovation and the application of design practice to social, economic and cultural life.

The course is an entry point to further postgraduate study in the Master of Design or to further practice as a designer, design leader or design strategist.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to the graduate diploma. On successful completion of the graduate diploma, you may enrol in the master degree.

What you'll learn

  • develop a foundational knowledge of their field of design practice articulated through the creation of new artefacts, services, products or processes
  • apply specialised knowledge, theories, frameworks and practices relevant to design leadership to inform design-led innovation
  • demonstrate a critical reflection on design theory, practice and history in a social and cultural context
  • apply knowledge of design to the framing and interrogation of problems to develop appropriate design solutions
  • professionally communicate concepts, proposals, ideas, and final designs to a target audience
  • understand the complexity and global context of contemporary design practice
  • apply emerging technologies effectively to design practice or process to communicate the value of design
  • contextualise design practice and process for real-life application in industry and practice
  • understand and apply the value of design to communities, enterprises and public
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $9,502*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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