Study Industrial Design in Newcastle, Australia

Here’s some excellent news for students looking to study Industrial Design in Newcastle, Australia.

Using the far superior workshop facilities at Newcastle TAFE, students spend the first 3 years at TAFE, where they gain an Advanced Diploma. The final fourth year is spent at the University of Newcastle where students complete a Bachelor of Industrial Design.

There are 2 stages:

  1. Student first complete the Advanced Diploma of Product Design and Development from the Hunter Institute of Technology, located in Newcastle, Australia.

  1. Students then complete the Bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of Newcastle. This is a new course to be first offered in 2009.

The TAFE has excellent facilities and staff. In addition to the existing University workshop facilities, the TAFE offers a rapid prototyper, laser cutter and a complete workshop with bandsaws, drills, lathes and milling machines.

This is a win - win situation. The facilities are improved. The qualifications are easily transferrable. The COST to the student is also a lot less. Students can save thousands of dollars with this unique course structure.

Many of the University staff have transferred to the TAFE college campus and bring with them their knowledge and experience.

With a focus on drawing and rendering, 3D computer modeling, workshop skills and innovation, this is an excellent course for a student wanting to be an excellent industrial designer.


Is that you Alex?


Yep, it’s Al!

Just wanting to let everyone know about this great course.

I believe entry is still available until mid February!

… so get cracking and apply if you haven’t yet.

I’m looking forward to getting back into it. Design Smackdown 08 … hehehe.

Looking forward to it!

This year, enrolments for 2009 are on December 12.

If you are interested in studying next year, you need to get along to the Tighes Hill TAFE Campus on December 12 to make sure you get a place.

Just another reminder about enrolments into this course for 2009.

December 12 is the day you need to be at the Newcastle TAFE campus at Tighes Hill to enrol.