Sample course plans for majors, minors and specialisations offered in the Bachelor of Design.
Sample course plans are designed as a supplementary course planning tool. The sample course plans provided are examples only and do not reflect all of the course planning options available to students.
Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.
Architects combine creative vision, innovation, technological understanding and architectural theory to shape how we live.
Civil Engineering Systems Major
The Civil Systems major focuses on the planning, design and construction of essential services and infrastructure.
Computing and Software Systems (Previously called Computing) Major
The Computing and Software Systems major is designed for students who want to develop skills in programming and the development of digital artifacts.
The Construction major focuses on the management of people, processes and materials in the construction industry.
User Experience Design Major (previously Digital Technologies)
The major in User Experience Design will provide you with practical skills in creating web-based media, mobile media, and interactive media.
Graphic Design Major
This major will provide you with practical and conceptual skills to be able to undertake professional graphic design work.
Landscape Architecture Major
Landscape Architecture utilises design and ecology to plan our external environments.
Mechanical Engineering Systems Major
Mechanical Systems involves understanding the design, construction, operation and maintenance of machines.
Performance Design Major
This major provides you with a grounding in areas of performance design; including sound and lighting, set, costumes, scenery and props.
The Property major focuses on ownership, development, management, feasibility, funding and investment of land and buildings
Spatial Systems Major (prior to 2023)
Spatial Systems is the study of the science and technology of 3D measurement, mapping and visualisation.
Urban Planning Major
Urban planners are engaged with pressing issues such as the impact of climate change, and pressures of urbanisation.
Digital Infastructure Engineering Systems
Double Majors, Minors and Specialisations
A 'double major' involves completion of two majors within 300 points by following set course plans.
Minors are a shortened sequence of subjects, taken from the existing majors in the degree.
Specialisations are a short sequence of subjects which do not form a part of an existing major that focus particular themes relevant across multiple disciplines.
Important information about workload
These sample course plans presume full-time study of 50 points each semester. Local students may undertake a reduced load or study part-time (25 points or less per semester). This normally increases course duration.
Students requiring help with planning their reduced study load may wish to seek course advice.
Course planning assistance
Stop 1 (757 Swanston Street) offers drop-in sessions, workshops and individual appointments to help you choose your subjects.
For further information about how to get assistance, go to Planning your course and subjects.