Master degree

Note This program is available for students interested in beginning studies in 2016. If you're interested in starting in 2017, we encourage you to consider the new Master of Design course.

Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage.

For students looking to begin study in 2016

At a glance

Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration: 1.5 years (full time), 3 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)
Qualification: Master of Design

Information about fees


The Master of Design enables designers to advance their professional practice by focusing in-depth on projects for an extended period; an opportunity not often available to designers working in a commercial setting. With the support of academic staff, students can develop a self-directed project. They gain an expert understanding of the design process as they plan and investigate concepts, deliver a design outcome and evaluate their response to the brief.

Based on their experience, students choose one of the following streams for the duration of the degree:

  • Industrial Design: for designers with experience in industrial and product design
  • Visual Communication: for designers with a background in visual communication, communication design, graphic design
  • Interior Architecture: for graduates of interior architecture, architecture or interior design
  • Multimedia Design: for professionals in digital design, multimedia design, video and film production
  • Multidisciplinary Design: for designers who draw on various disciplines

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Design will have highly developed capabilities, placing them at the forefront of their area of design practice. This degree gives designers the chance to independently explore design concepts over three semesters while undertaking specialised coursework units and electives. By completing a self-directed major project, graduates develop the design skills and practical knowledge to perform at an advanced level.

Speciality course

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Note Please note: This information is based on the 2015 course. We are in the process of updating for 2016, and the information will be available shortly.

Minimum entry requirements


Applicants should hold an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution in an art or design field.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra requirements

Applications should be accompanied by 10-15 images of recent, original work, clearly numbered with a corresponding list of details attached and a current academic and professional curriculum vitae.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: 3113

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Domestic fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

For more information visit the faculty website