Bachelor of Design - Industrial Design MajorAuckland University of Technology
About this program
The Bachelor of Design is creative and practical, with strong input from industry partners like Weta Workshop, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland Art Gallery, Creative New Zealand and Kate Sylvester.
As a Bachelor of Design student you have access to world-class facilities, collaborate with other art and design students, and in your final year you may be able to showcase your work at the AUT School of Art and Design festival or the AUT Rookie fashion show.
Industrial design is an exciting and rapidly evolving profession. AUT design graduates are award-winning and well-prepared for a changing future.
Products can be tangible, three-dimensional manufactured objects like consumer products, furniture, packaging, medical and sports equipment or they can be systems, services and interfaces. Many products are solutions to real-life problems. The Industrial Design major helps you develop key research, critical and creative thinking, design thinking, ideation, prototyping and communication skills.
Ethical practices, along with environmental and social responsibility underpin all aspects of the Industrial Design major. You work in open plan design studios and individual student work areas with wireless networking, and have access to world-class laboratories and workshops.
- Product and industrial designer
- Furniture or packaging designer
- Ergonomic medical equipment, sport or performance wear designer
- Service and experience designer
- Real-life projects alongside our industry partners
- Dynamic and collaborative learning environment
- World-class facilities including 3D labs, rapid prototyping laboratory and the Textile and Design Laboratory
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About this institute
Welcome to study at AUT University - New Zealand’s most contemporary university!
AUT University offers a unique profile reflecting our innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research. This is a university that is outward-looking, developing and adapting to the social, economic and technological realities which shape the world today. As a result...
Why study at Auckland University of Technology
- Top 1% of universities worldwide
- #1 in New Zealand for global research impact
- #1 in New Zealand for international outlook
Creating world-ready graduates
AUT’s mission is to create great graduates, and each member of our staff contributes to this. We offer exceptional learning experiences that prepare students to be successful wherever in the world their career may take them.
World-class teaching and learning
We’re proud to be one of the world’s best modern universities – Times Higher Education has ranked us as the top millennial university in Australasia and number 14 in the world. We have an overall five-star rating from university rankings organisation QS, in addition to five star ratings for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation and Inclusiveness.
A global outlook
We are consistently ranked first in New Zealand for international outlook by world rankings organisations QS and Times Higher Education. We have more than 5,000 industry partners around the world, and have collaborated on research projects with 140 different countries. Our students are from 140 different countries, and half of our academic staff were born overseas, and they often share their international experience and connections with their students.
An innovative teaching and learning space
AUT’s three modern campuses have several award-winning buildings which were created using sustainable principles and feature inviting, collaborative and functional learning areas, auditoriums and research spaces. This includes the state-of-the-art Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences building, which has unique design features that mean it can be used as a teaching tool and ‘living lab’ where students can get hands-on experience.
Our academic staff are research-active and at the forefront of their disciplines. Many of them are internationally known as experts in their fields, and organisations around the world draw on their expertise for key projects.
Innovative and relevant research
AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact (the number of times our research is cited by academics globally) by Times Higher Education and the US News Global Universities Rankings.
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