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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Design - MGAR02

Explore the intricacies of design and discover how creativity, form and function can inspire and influence; and combine it with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of business to forge a career full of meaning, purpose and quantifiable results with the Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Design double degree.

As a student of design, your job is to create an experience that is functional, beautiful, intuitive, and accessible. As a business student your challenge is learn a range of core business applications and strategies to manage positive outcomes in the context of work, organisations and business.

Combined, these two disciplines will give you the knowledge and skills to establish your own unique career pathway that reflects your passion for design within a structure based on years of business management and strategy.

Taught within a small, more personalised class, this course offers an individually tailored learning environment that ensures that each student receives the highest level of support and encouragement throughout the entire UC study journey.

Study a Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Design at UC and you will:

  • acquire theoretical knowledge to reflect critically on professional practice in the areas of business analysis, change management and implementation
  • identify the different stages of the ‘design for manufacture’ process
  • gain the knowledge and skills necessary to launch your own interaction design business or seek employment within global markets across all industries.
  • select appropriate methods, materials and processes for designing and prototyping products
  • employ innovative use of different visual and emerging media types across print, screen and packaging
  • develop effective design solutions for specific audiences
  • select appropriate methods, materials and processes for designing and prototyping products
  • learn to apply advanced 2D and 3D digital design technologies
  • acquire image-making expertise and the ability to develop visual design artefacts using a range of analogue and digital media.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
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 UC Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Design and Media is a globally recognised qualification that will give you the knowledge, skills and qualifications to either; pursue a career working in private or public organisations or forge your own career as an entrepreneur.

Potential job opportunities that could come from studying this course include:

  • design consultant
  • design strategist
  • product designer
  • design researcher
  • digital manufacturing designer
  • advanced manufacturing designer
  • international business development manager
  • global account manager
  • import/export specialist
  • international business consultant
  • government policy adviser (international)
  • international trade coordinator
  • international management consultant
  • trade and international economics officer
  • international finance manager
  • business intelligence manager
  • international trade administrator
  • strategic planning manager
  • foreign affairs officer
  • industry association analyst
  • international insurance adviser

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.

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