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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

As an Industrial Design student at MADA, you’ll combine technological and artistic skill to create beautiful, useful objects. Specialised studio facilities and practical and theoretical training will enable you to build a tailored portfolio, explore your talents, and learn to use design to solve problems.

Rowan Turnham, Project Galada
Rowan Turnham, Project Galada
Lachlan Marshall, Tiny Shop Of Transparency
Lachlan Marshall, Tiny Shop Of Transparency

Industrial Design Courses

If you’re about to graduate from Year 12, start with one of our undergraduate courses.
Select a course below to learn more about it, or download a printable undergraduate (PDF, 9 MB) or postgraduate & research (PDF, 3 MB) brochure.

Career Possibilities

A degree in Industrial Design puts you in charge of the manufactured world, giving you the training you need to make the objects we use better – from car and transport design to textiles, furniture, wearable tech and interfaces.

Furniture designer

Furniture designers use their practical skills and design knowledge to create objects that we use every day of our lives.

They can work on an industrial level, designing for large furniture companies, or on a bespoke, small-business level, creating furniture that blends use and art and enriches its environment.

Industrial designer

Industrial designers create beautiful, functional objects.

They combine their understanding of materials, manufacturing, and usability with innovation and aesthetics.

Lighting designer

Lighting designers create light art that complements theatre, film, music and art productions.

They combine technical training and deep understanding of design and colour principles to create profound and subtle interactions between light, art, and people.

Automotive designer

Automotive designers work in teams to create and improve the aesthetics and ergonomics of road vehicles.

They integrate new technologies and market research in order to produce vehicles that are more aerodynamic, functional, beautiful and easy to use.

Monash Industrial Design Graduates

at work

Textile designer

Textile designers create designs for fabric to be used in clothing, interiors and design.

Using their knowledge and skills in the production of fabric from fibres and dyes, textile designers create carpets, clothing, towels and rugs that influence fashion and décor trends.

Product designer

Product designers are innovators who work with companies to create new products for their customers to use.

Combining art, science and technology, they are responsible for the cutting edge of the consumable production market, and respond to the public’s need for creative solutions to life’s problems.

Transport designer

Transport designers solve problems within the transportation industry through innovative design.

They address a vehicle’s comfort, sustainability, safety and branding, and work to create better transportation on land, air and sea, using artistic design skills as well as technical skills like surface moulding and manufacturing.

Brand manager

Brand managers oversee the consistency and effectiveness of product branding.

They are responsible for the tangible elements of branding, like the look and feel of a product, as well as the intangible, like how consumers relate to the product and its brand.

Career Possibilities

A degree in Industrial Design puts you in charge of the manufactured world, giving you the training you need to make the objects we use better – from car and transport design to textiles, furniture, wearable tech and interfaces.

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Meet our alumni

  • Furniture designer
  • Industrial designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Automotive designer
  • Textile designer
  • Product designer
  • Transport designer
  • Brand manager
  • Furniture designers use their practical skills and design knowledge to create objects that we use every day of our lives.

    They can work on an industrial level, designing for large furniture companies, or on a bespoke, small-business level, creating furniture that blends use and art and enriches its environment.

    Learn more

  • Industrial designers create beautiful, functional objects.

    They combine their understanding of materials, manufacturing, and usability with innovation and aesthetics.

    Learn more

  • Lighting designers create light art that complements theatre, film, music and art productions.

    They combine technical training and deep understanding of design and colour principles to create profound and subtle interactions between light, art, and people.

    Learn more

  • Automotive designers work in teams to create and improve the aesthetics and ergonomics of road vehicles.

    They integrate new technologies and market research in order to produce vehicles that are more aerodynamic, functional, beautiful and easy to use.

    Learn more

  • Textile designers create designs for fabric to be used in clothing, interiors and design.

    Using their knowledge and skills in the production of fabric from fibres and dyes, textile designers create carpets, clothing, towels and rugs that influence fashion and décor trends.

    Learn more

  • Product designers are innovators who work with companies to create new products for their customers to use.

    Combining art, science and technology, they are responsible for the cutting edge of the consumable production market, and respond to the public’s need for creative solutions to life’s problems.

    Learn more

  • Transport designers solve problems within the transportation industry through innovative design.

    They address a vehicle’s comfort, sustainability, safety and branding, and work to create better transportation on land, air and sea, using artistic design skills as well as technical skills like surface moulding and manufacturing.

    Learn more

  • Brand managers oversee the consistency and effectiveness of product branding.

    They are responsible for the tangible elements of branding, like the look and feel of a product, as well as the intangible, like how consumers relate to the product and its brand.

    Learn more

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