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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Social and Service Design

The UTS Graduate Certificate in Social and Service Design enables professionals to develop their capability to design service responses to complex social problems they face every day.

This practical learning program is aimed at equipping students with a design-based methodology in social service design. That methodology provides a structure for reframing problems and can be employed to transform public engagement, practices, services, regulations, policies, organizations and communities.

The course utilizes an experiential, peer-learning model within the teaching program and the learning environment offers a great opportunity for collaboration and idea-sharing with fellow students across disciplines and sectors.

Why study this course

  • discover your potential for creative thinking and gain widely applicable skills in service design and design for social innovation
  • collaborate with, and expand your network of like-minded people
  • apply your learning in a self-selected project situated in your own professional practice.

Campus Information

City Campus

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Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The course is designed for professionals looking to progress their career through the acquisition of design-led innovation and organizational transformation techniques, or professionals looking to redirect their practice toward service design or design for social innovation.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184