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This minor will allow you to develop a flexible range of skills to succeed in almost any industry.

Incorporating foundational courses from the Bachelor of Design, you’ll cultivate specialist capabilities in problem identification, critical thinking and designing for purpose.

Learn the core principles of design across three hands-on design studio-based projects where you’ll work in teams to collaborate, challenge assumptions, prototype innovative and sustainable solutions, and systematically solve problems in creative and new ways.


To study this minor, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The Design minor is available to study within the following specialisations:


1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2023

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Industrial designer
  • Product designer
  • Design engineer
  • Process designer
  • Design and engineering manager
  • Electrical design engineer

Graduate salary

Engineering (undergraduate)


Average annual salary range

Product Designer


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Fieldwork
  • Studios

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Design for a Better World
  • Design: Interaction
  • Design: Experience
  • Design: Environment

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