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Sydney, New South WalesLOCATION
Estd 1989Established Year

Bachelor (Design and Technology)

 3 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 22,770 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Design and Technology at Western Sydney University is a 3-year program.
  • The students can also avail the part-time option of duration 6 years.
  • This program offers three(3), majors, to choose:
    • Visualizations and Graphics
    • Design Management
    • Design-Led Innovation
  • During your final year or at the conclusion of the study, the student will undertake a 10-week industry experience session, giving them a priceless real-life experience in developing new products within a company or organizational environment.
  • Upon graduation, the student is eligible for membership to the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).
  • Product designers collect data about and analyze users, develop and test concepts, then create prototypes of the best ideas for users to validate. 
  • Industrial Designers plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass, batch, and one-off production.
  • Web Designers design information for visual and audio communication, publication, and display using print, film, electronic, digital, and other forms of visual and audio media.
  • The student to faculty ratio is  8:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • As Design and Technology graduate, the student can look forward to career opportunities in:
    • Product design
    • Industrial design
    • Production design
    • Secondary Teaching
      (further study is required)
  • The average salary of the student after graduation is 64000 AUD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration3 years
Fees$ 68,310 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Spring (Deadline - Jan 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

International Students Eligibility:

  • Successful completion of the Global Assessment Certificate with a GPA of 2.3. or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • State Boards  Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate with a pass of 70% in the best 4 core subjects.
  • CBSE – Successful completion of AISCE (CBSE) with an overall GPA of 60% in best 4 core subjects.
  • ISC – Successful completion of ISCE with an overall GPA of 60% in best 4 core subjects.

Language Requirments:

  • The students whose official language is not English are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam scores.
  • The English language proficiency test must be no more than two years old at the time of your commencement at Western Sydney University.

Language Requirement Exemption:

  • If the student’s first language is English or if the student can provide satisfactory evidence that English was the medium of instruction in their secondary or tertiary studies they may be considered as meeting the requirement of proficiency in English and they are exempted from submitting the scores.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Statement of marks - The marks statement provided by the education board.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of your experience and skills.
  • Respective Certificate of the recent qualification.
  • IELTSorTOEFLscores are to be submitted.

Application Deadline

Jan 31

Sep 30

Scores Required

82 / 120

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6.5 / 9

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58 / 90

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$22770$22770$22770

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing and food$ 11,000


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Ranked #401/ 801

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020

VISA & Work Study


  • Before the student comes to study in Australia, the student must obtain a student visa from the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA).
  • Student visas can only be granted for courses that are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions for Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • The student may not require a student visa to study in Australia if the student holds another visa (other temporary visas) that allows the student to enter and stay in Australia with no restrictions on the study.
  • The student must be 6 years or older.
  • The student can stay for the duration of the course.
  • The student must be enrolled in a full-time course at a recognized educational institution.
  • If the student needs to provide evidence of their English language skill, they must provide evidence that they:

    • Have obtained a certain test score in an English language test that the Department has approved.or
    • Showing the proof that the student is from a country where English is an official language.
  • The student must be of good character to visit or live in Australia. This means the student must pass the character test, and remain of good character.
  • If the student is applying for a student visa and is under 18 years of age, then the student must have adequate welfare arrangements in place while the student is in Australia.
  • The student might have to have health examinations to prove you meet the health requirement.
  • The results of your examinations will be assessed by a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC).

Work Study

  • The student can only work up to 40 hours in a fortnight. A fortnight means a period of 14 days starting on a Monday.
  • If the student is a member of the family unit of a primary student visa holder, the student must not work in Australia until they have started their course.
  • If the student holds a subclass 500 visa or subclass 574 (Postgraduate Research) visa then the student can work unrestricted hours if:
    • The student is studying masters by research or a doctorate degree and has started the course, or
    • the work is a registered part of the course.

Career and Placement after Course

  • As Design and Technology graduate, the student can look forward to career opportunities in:
    • Product design
    • Industrial design
    • Production design
    • Secondary Teaching
      (further study is required)
  • The average salary of the student after graduation is 64000 AUD.

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