Course Details


Graduate Certificate

Study Load

Part Time

Study Mode


Course Location

New South Wales

Torrens University Australia

Graduate Certificate of Design

A Graduate Certificate of Design equips you with advanced design and problem-solving skills to enhance professional practice. You’ll explore new technologies, learn new design methodologies and develop modern practices to solve business or societal problems through design thinking and critical analysis.

This course aims to provide an understanding of critical and creative thinking to solve complex problems with innovative solutions through design.

Alongside the three core subjects –Professional Identity, Design Methods and Design Communication – you’ll also complete one elective from our postgraduate UX Design program or Project Management programs, ensuring you graduate as a design expert with an extensive understanding of operating in global creative businesses.

If you don’t have an undergraduate degree in design, this course offers a platform to start exploring new opportunities in the field. Or to level up your current career by learning how to transform your business model or solve complex societal challenges.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyse current practices and trends in design practice as they relate to social, cultural, economic and environmental contexts.
  • Research information and theoretical concepts to inform the development of design outcomes and solutions through analysis and synthesis.
  • Communicate concepts and processes to justify design outcomes or solutions.
  • Demonstrate informed judgement and effective management to facilitate collaboration across global teams and communities.
  • Practice critical and creative thinking to define and solve problems through design projects.