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Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry. In this three-trimester programme, you'll learn the art of bringing ideas to life—from conception to design to construction.
Choose one of three majors—Industrial Design, Media Design, and Design for Social Innovation—in this industry-focused, professional qualification with the School of Design. Assess new technologies and investigate the social, cultural, environmental and economic implications of design on our world.
Through a combination of coursework and supervised research, you'll gain a greater understanding of the process of creating value through design.
Design Research Innovation Laboratory (DRIL)
DRIL research groups receive support from the government, industry, and external grants. They produce a range of commercially viable solutions that contribute to the advancement of design research.
There are seven research groups within DRIL:
Social Design Lab
Multi-property Additive-manufacturing Design Experiments (MADE)
More Than Human
Virtual World Lab.
If you join a DRIL research group, you'll work closely with staff, students, and industry collaborators on research projects that address a wide range of contemporary design challenges.
Postgraduate study at Victoria will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues.
You'll have opportunities to attend events, seminars, workshops, and social functions. The Postgraduate Students' Association can give you information on the study at Victoria and provides a voice for you on campus.
Returning to study
Many students return to university for postgraduate study after several years away. If it's been a while since you've studied, our liaison officers can help you get back into university life.
Advance your expertise with a PhD study
If you do well in your Master's research you'll be able to apply to do a PhD. This is the highest academic qualification offered by the University and involves original and sustained research under supervision.
PhD students are supported by the Faculty of Graduate Research (FGR), which also handles all applications.
Before applying, you should talk to the School's postgraduate programme coordinator about available supervision for PhD study in Design.