Bachelor of Design Program By The University of Auckland |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree BDes
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(NZD) 118509-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb
The world is changing, almost faster than we can keep up with. While we can’t accurately imagine future realities, we can develop skills that will help us adapt to them. The Bachelor of Design uses a combination of case studies and real-world project briefs to enable your experimentation in making and prototyping. You will investigate the potential practical, social, political and environmental impacts of different design outcomes, using both digital and material technologies. Your learning will be supported by research academics and specialists drawn from industries relevant to contemporary design. Undergraduate study in Design will prepare you to be proactive in a world of expanding job futures and ways of working. Companies will take advantage of emerging market potentials at an early stage through their comfort with disruptive technologies and the application of varied creative approaches to solve problems and identify opportunities. People who are flexible, adaptable and able to explore more than one way of doing things will be highly sought after for business growth. Recently, many new roles have emerged for designers. It’s an exciting time to enter this rapidly expanding field. As well as being able to launch your own entrepreneurial exploits, you’ll be suited to existing organisations integrating contemporary design into their business practices.

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The University of Auckland is ranked within the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings, making it New Zealand’s highest ranked university. It is also the largest and most comprehensive. The University’s student population includes 7,000 international students representing over 120 countries.

The University of Auckland is a recipient of a five star plus QS Stars University Rating for excellence in the categories: Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation, Innovation and Inclusiveness.

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The University is located in the harbour city of Auckland, New Zealand’s economic and cultural hub, with easy access to stunning beaches and rainforests. Auckland is ranked as one of the world's top three cities for quality of living, according to the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. It is also ranked in the top 30 of the QS Best Student Cities 2017. The University of Auckland has five main campuses, the largest of which is nestled within Auckland's bustling city centre.

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