The major in Design introduces students to design and design thinking. Students will learn how to use design as an innovation method and how to apply design thinking to a range of contexts, including management and product design.
The suite is designed to gradually introduce students to the principles of designs, covering theory, approaches, and methods, as well as techniques for using design as an innovation method. This ensures that – taken in particular combinations – the units will add value to a complimentary major or undergraduate degrees.
Students can choose the appropriate number of units from the table below in order to complete a major, or minor. The units can also be taken as electives by students enrolled in other undergraduate programs.
The units of study taken as part of the Major of Design will lead to the following learning outcomes:
To achieve a major in Design, students must complete 48 credit points comprising:
To achieve a minor in Design, students must complete 36 credit points comprising:
For further information regarding study in the Design Major at the University of Sydney, please contact Program Director, Dr Naseem Ahmadpour email@example.com.
Students who graduate from Design will be able to:
|1||Express and apply design methods to identify and evaluate human-centred solutions to discipline-specific problems.|
|2||Recognise and appraise the value and limitations of data and data source for design-led solutions.|
|3||Synthesise and evaluate convergent and divergent approaches design solutions.|
|4||Recognise and describe potential opportunities for design-led change and innovation in business and society.|
|5||Devise innovative solutions through iteration that balances design needs including feasibility, viability and desirability.|
|6||Assess and reflect on one's own design process as well as that of others.|
|7||Express design as a capability-enhancing set of methods for solving non-linear, complex problems and demonstrate application of such methods across a range of contexts.|
|8||Use written and visual means to critique, negotiate, create and communicate understanding.|
|9||Demonstrate cross-disciplinary teamwork.|
|10||Recognise and demonstrate ethical and cultural competence as well as leadership roles and opportunities in design practice.|