Breadth Requirements for the Bachelor of Design

  1. Bachelor of Design students complete a breadth component of 50 points (four subjects), with another 25 points (two subjects) of free (that is, breadth or core) subjects.
  2. At least 12.5 points of breadth must be taken at Level 2 or 3 (and no more than 37.5 points at Level 1).
  3. You are encouraged to take at least one 37.5 point (three subject) breadth track. (Learn more about Breadth Tracks )

Breadth Subjects Available for Bachelor of Design Students

  • University Breadth Subjects.
  • Non-Core subjects available as breadth study (such as undergraduate subjects in Law or Education).
  • English as a Second Language subjects.
  • Subjects offered in the Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science that are available as breadth and that contrast with your major (or intended major). Advice on which subjects contrast with particular majors is available in each major’s Handbook entry. For example, the following combinations are not normally permitted:
    • Majoring in Civil Systems and taking maths, science, technology or engineering subjects as breadth.
    • Majoring in Property and taking accounting, economics, finance and management subjects as breadth.
    • Majoring in Landscape Architecture and taking horticulture, ecology, plant science or design subjects as breadth.
    • Majoring in Digital Technologies and taking computing science, informatics, spatial systems of information systems as breadth.
  • Subjects in the following areas cannot contribute to the breadth component of the Bachelor of Design
  • Subjects in areas that contribute to the core of the Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Science and do not contrast with the student's major or intended major.

To view all breadth options for the Bachelor of Design, please refer to the Handbook.