Graduate Diploma in Design

Study Area

Art and Design

Study Level



The University of Sydney



Course Detail


Camperdown/Darlington campus

Intake Time

March, August

Standard Duration

1 Year

About the Course

The Graduate Diploma in Design equips you with an understanding of the role of design in today’s business landscape and the ability to apply design thinking in practice. You’ll learn how to use design as a framework for solving complex problems and have an opportunity to apply design methods in practical projects that are based on real-world scenarios. Through a combination of core units, advanced core units and electives you will acquire broad skills in communication, information literacy, inventiveness and critical thinking. You can choose to focus on Design Innovation or on Strategic Design in your Major Project. Depending on your focus , you will learn about the principles of design-led innovation, developing strategies for innovation and devising practices that lead to a strategic advantage in the market.


Average Score


A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

Background Requirements


The University of Sydney

Institute Ranking

#40 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #2 in Australia

Program Ranking