Integrated Design involves the creation of objects, places and spaces in response to existing and emerging economic, technical and social needs and desires.


A major in Integrated Design equips students to apply their imagination to address contemporary issues in an independent and creative way.

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Course description, features and facilities

Design is a speculative discipline – meaning the use of your imagination is central to the way you use different technologies and methods when creating drawings, models and prototypes.

As part of the creative process you will undertake collaborative work on multi-disciplinary projects with a variety of individuals. Your practical studies will be supported by investigations into design communication and sustainable design, as well as considerations of relevant historical and ethical issues relating to design.

Collaborative design studios form the backbone of the Integrated Design major. Studio teaching is supplemented by studies in the history of aesthetics and technology, appropriate technology units and units designed to allow designers with different backgrounds to develop a shared 'language' that crosses traditional disciplinary borders.

UWA has invested heavily in cutting-edge model-making and prototyping technologies including laser cutters and a three dimensional model maker. There is a well-equipped workshop and students have the benefit of the Cullity Gallery to exhibit their work.

The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts brings together the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, visual arts and urban design. This grouping represents a substantial breadth and depth of design experience that can inform and inspire new design students and will continue to expand to encompass additional design disciplines.

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Student profile – Tatiana Johannides

Studying Integrated Design gave me the opportunity to be artistically creative, whilst at the same time expand my knowledge and apply my design skills in my other field of study.

Integrated Design is an area open to interpretation and encourages you to bring a unique perspective. I have enjoyed exploring the many applications of design in different situations, as well as introducing and applying these concepts in my engineering units. I get excited experimenting with the products resulting from combining the two in multiple projects.

I know this course will then assist me in my career path by having taught me how design can truly be integrated into any urban situation and the methods of how to achieve this.

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UWA's streamlined course structure allows you to pursue studies in a wide range of areas and to take one or two majors in your degree. Your second major can be from a similar field to your first (degree-specific) major, or from a different area or degree entirely.

As well as the units specified in your major, you will study broadening units outside your main area of study and may be able to take a number of elective subjects as well.

You can explore the structure of this major in detail in the University Handbooks.

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Professional recognition

Students who complete an Integrated Design major and Architecture major at a sufficiently high level may proceed to the Master of Architecture by Coursework (MArch). The MArch is accredited by the Architects Boards in each state and territory and recognised by a number of international accreditation bodies.

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Career opportunities

Completing a major solely in Integrated Design (as opposed as part of an Architecture/Integrated Design majors combination), provides a range of employment opportunities including work as a:
  • Designer
  • Draftsperson
  • Modeller/Animator
  • Urban Designer (with further study)
Working in:
  • Design consultancies
  • Architectural and urban design practice
  • Illustration and 3D modelling studios
  • Building or manufacturing companies
  • Computer game development
  • Set design/animation or special effects studios
For career opportunities when combined with an Architecture major visit the Architecture page.

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Further study opportunities

Students who complete an Integrated Design major and Architecture major at a sufficiently high level may proceed to the Master of Architecture by Coursework (MArch). The MArch is accredited by the Architects Boards in each state and territory and recognised by a number of international accreditation bodies. Completion of an Integrated Design major to a sufficiently high level may also lead to further studies in a postgraduate Urban Design course.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Prerequisites and minimum scores
  2. Additional information
  3. English competency
  4. Advanced standing

Prerequisites and minimum scores

Qualification and prerequisite subjectsCourse entry score
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2014-1580
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2016 onwards80
International Baccalaureate29

Additional information

Please note: to complete this major within the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will require a minimum ATAR of 98 (or equivalent).

English competency

University study demands strong English language competency. To be eligible for admission to an undergraduate program at UWA, you must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a UWA-approved test of English. This is the case even if English is your first language.

The minimum requirement is a scaled score of 50 or more in WACE English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect achieved at Stage 2 or Stage 3 – or an equivalent level of achievement in an interstate or international qualification.

Advanced standing

If you have undertaken prior tertiary study within the last five years, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit and/or exemption).

Applications for advanced standing are assessed upon acceptance of any offer of admission made by the University.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Semester one entry
  3. Semester two entry
  4. Fees
  5. Information for…
  6. Contact us

How to apply

We have two intakes of undergraduate students each year: Semester One (commencing in late February) and Semester Two (commencing in late July/early August).

Semester one entry

Australian citizens or permanent residents, including humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens apply online via the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC).

Applications open mid-August, with the on-time deadline in late September the year prior. Submissions are available after this date, but a late fee applies

Refer to the TISC website or contact Future Students for further details.

Semester two entry

Apply through the University's Online Application System (OASys) for mid-year entry to a range of courses at UWA.

Applications generally open early May and close in late June.

Contact Future Students for advice.


As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The domestic student fees page has further details.

Information for

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Future Students

(+61 8) 6488 3939
Enquire on-line
Frequently Asked Questions
First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Normal opening hours
Monday – Friday, 8.30am–5pm (Western Standard Time)

Note: If you have already submitted an application, contact Admissions.

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Integrated Design: the details

Available 2016
Locations offered
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
6-9 hours teaching time, plus own study time
Standard full-time completion
3 years (BDes), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
Maximum time to complete
10 years
Degrees (available in)
This major is available in:Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)All majors (except Economics and Biomedical Science double majors, Architecture, Specialist Music Studies and Science Communication) can also be taken as second majors in any of our undergraduate degrees
Honours available
Contact details: course information
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, 6016
(+61 8) 6488 2582
Additional information