Design Thinking

Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking (GradCertDesThink)

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Design thinking is a human-centred approach being used to rethink product and service experiences. Explore design thinking through a theoretical and practical lens in collaboration with industry-based clients.

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  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • C1146
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 0.5 full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 099051D
  • Course Code

    • C1146
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 0.5 full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

Design thinking employs a mix of critical thinking and creativity to re-evaluate problems to come up with innovative ideas towards improving products and services. Many global corporations and governmental agencies have used design thinking for successful product innovation and resolution of complex service issues.

The Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking has been developed with key industry collaboration to provide realistic insight into how creative approaches are used to generate innovative products and services around the world.

You will employ human-centred design methods, which focus on user research, empathy mapping and customer insights in order to prototype possible solutions in a range of production and service situations. You will also be able to apply the practical skill sets by undertaking a real world client project as part of the course.

This course will increase and update the skill set of graduates and current professionals of business, community development, engineering, graphic design, health services, information technology, marketing, strategic communications and sustainable development.

Career Opportunities

Graduate outcomes and capabilities could include:

  • Commercial business professionals, such as entrepreneurs, consultants, marketers, managers and leaders who require innovative approaches for business challenges and idea creation.
  • Resource sector workers in areas such as engineering, mining technology and product development who require innovative approaches for developing products and resource systems.
  • Public sector workers in areas such as health, community develop and policy making who require innovative approaches for social service systems.
  • Design sectors workers in areas such as strategic design, systems design, graphic design, service design, social design and UX design who require innovative approaches for developing products and services.

  • Location

    • Perth campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Not available (Domestic students)
    • Not available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
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  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
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  • Now you're ready to apply!

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae