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M23 Bachelor of Arts (Education)/Bachelor of Design

The Bachelor of Arts (Education)/Bachelor of Design course will prepare graduates to teach Design and Technology in the Technology and Enterprise Learning Area in schools.  The course provides students with theoretical and practical skills and understandings in design, multimedia, visual communication, engineering and fabrication.  The course will emphasise the innovative use of the technologies to solve problems found in industry and every day life.  Graduates will be expected to use this knowledge and skills to produce designs, models, and artifacts appropriate for school students that take account of appropriate aesthetic and commercial criteria.


Graduates will be equipped to teach Design and Technology in secondary schools from years 8-12, with a capacity to specialise in new courses of study in the post-compulsory years that are related to the Technology and Enterprise Learning Area.


Special Exit Points

Students who complete only three years of study will be able to qualify for a Bachelor of Design, subject to meeting the course structure of that award.


Professional Recognition

Graduates will qualify as four-year trained teachers and be able to meet teacher registration requirements in all Australian states.


Standard University Admission requirements apply.

This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.

Some units will be taught at a TAFE campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The course comprises of thirty six units of study (480 credit points) with twenty units being studied in the Bachelor of Arts (Education) and 16 units from the Bachelor of Design. The Bachelor of Design component incorporates an eight unit Major.  Some units will be taught at a TAFE campus.

Semester 1
EDS1101 Issues, Challenges and Directions in Education 15
DEF1101 Design Foundations: Design Principle 15
DTM1104 Materials Design and Technology 1 15
DTM1105 Materials Design and Technology 2 * 15
Semester 2
EDS1201 Learning, Curriculum and Information Technology (ICT) in Schools 15
DEF1104 Design Foundations: Drawing 15
DTM2104 Materials Design and Technology 3 15
DTM2105 Materials Design and Technology 4 * 15
* Please note: these units are taught at Thornlie TAFE
Semester 1
EDS2101 Principles and Practices of Teaching 15
VIS2191 Graphic Design 1 15
CMM1108 Communications and Digital Technology 15
DTE2171 Design and Technology Education 1 12 
Semester 2
EDS2102 Classroom Management and Motivation 15
IMM1121 Digital Photomedia 15
TEE2117 Technology and Enterprise Education 1 10 
DTS2102 Systems Design 1 15
PPA2172 First Professional Practice 4 
PPA2272 Second Professional Practice 4 
Semester 1
DTC2101 Visual Communication and Design 1 15
VIS2292 Graphic Design 2 15
DTS3102 Systems Design 2 15
DEN3103 Engineering Design 1 10 
PPA3376 Third Professional Practice 3 
Semester 2
EDS3103 Diversity and Inclusivity in Secondary Education 15
EDS4171 Literacy and Learning 12 
DTE3271 Design and Technology Education 2 10 
ENM2107 Properties of Engineering Materials 15
PPA3477 Fourth Professional Practice 10 
Semester 1
EDS4130 Middle Years Education 10 
EDS4131 Post-Compulsory Education as a Foundation for Lifelong Learning 10 
DTE4371 Design and Technology Education 3 10 
PPA4572 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 30 
Semester 2
School of Education Elective
DEN4103 Engineering Design 3 15
DTP4101 Design Project 15
DTC3101 Visual Communication and Design 2 15
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006