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Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

Billy Blue College of Design

Deepen your design skills and knowledge by building on your talents through this post-professional design qualification.

The world of digital design is ever expanding, and it’s the area to get into if you’d like to future proof your career. Whether you are a qualified designer feeling the need to upgrade your skills, or just want to become more digitally savvy, this course is designed to extend your understanding of the design principles and user experience testing associated with web site design and development. Unlike short courses, this Graduate Certificate is eligible for FEE-HELP, and can be completed in as little as two 12-week trimesters.

Careers in UX and Web Design

  • Information architect
  • Interaction designer
  • Online producer
  • User experience designer
  • User interface designer
  • Web designer

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Qualification Title GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN UX AND WEB DESIGN    

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Full-time On-campus Blended* (Sydney only)

Part-time On-campus Blended* (Sydney only)

Full-time Online*

Part-time Online*

*Online students will have the opportunity to participate in one on-campus workshop each trimester.

Study options – Overseas students

Full-time Blended*

*Blended - face to face on campus plus facilitated online (no more than 25% online)

Start Dates

February, June, September.

Course Length

Full-time: 2 trimesters
2 subjects per trimesters

Part-time: 4 trimesters
1 subject per trimester

Entry Requirements

Completion of a Bachelor-level degree or post-graduate study at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, AND

Relevant professional experience, OR

Completion of postgraduate study in a field of design at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, OR

A portfolio of relevant work from area(s) of expertise, AND

3 letters of recommendation from relevant persons, AND

A selection interview

Additional Academic Entry Requirements for Overseas Students:

Equivalent IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with no skills band less than 6.0

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students

Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses.

Further information within this Course Information Sheet

It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($54,869 in 2016-17). Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Course study requirements

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

Assessment

Practical assignments, research projects, presentations

Location

Face-to-face: Sydney Campus

Online (weekend workshops): Sydney Campus

Brisbane Campus

Melbourne Campus

Adelaide Campus (demand dependent)

Delivered by

Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia

Provider

Torrens University Australia Ltd is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality

Provider obligations

Torrens University is responsible for all aspects of the student experience, including the quality of course delivery, in compliance with the Higher Education Standards 2015

Accrediting body

Torrens University Australia

Course Fees

For details, please click here

CRICOS Course Code 095348G

Course Credits

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution.

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Key Dates

2016/17 course dates for all Billy Blue classes held at our Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane campuses.

Start Dates Census Dates Last Day Breaks
Mon 18 Sep 2017 6 Oct 8 Dec 9 Dec - 18 Feb
Mon 19 Feb 2018 9 Mar 13 May 14 May - 3 Jun)
Mon 04 Jun 2018 22 Jun 26 Aug 27 Aug - 16 Sep
Mon 17 Sep 2018 5 Oct 09 Dec 10 Dec - 18 Feb

Course Structure

It is recommended that the subjects be taken in following order:

DID600A – Interface Development

DID602A – User Experience Design

DID601A – User Experience Management and Systems

DID603A – Multi-platform Experience Design

Course Rules

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate of UX and Web Design students must complete all four subjects. Each subject has the value of 10 credit points and a total of 40 credit points must be attained to be awarded the qualification.

Course Subjects – Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

This subject introduces the practical and conceptual skills and knowledge required to design and produce online user interfaces. Students learn how to use compliant standards- based markup and scripting language to develop interfaces. The subject covers concept development, prototyping, development, testing and troubleshooting concepts and techniques typical to interface development. Students also learn how to produce animated elements suitable for online interactive media.

This subject develops conceptual and practical knowledge and skills in experience design for interactive and online media. Students will use common experience design research methods to analyse audience and content requirements. Students will work through concept development, prototyping, validation and testing phases to improve and refine a user experience design in relation to the requirements of a specific client brief. Throughout students will develop their knowledge and skillset in terms of creating usable and user- centred interactive design experiences.

This subject covers the use and customization of content and technology systems for the delivery of online content. Students learn how to generate flexible design solutions to present and manage complex and variable content. The subject introduces online content management systems and specialist development tools, and students will learn how to use and customize these systems and tools to meet specific design and project requirements. Students will also learn about hosting platforms, performance measurement and metrics systems for online content.

This subject covers the scoping, planning, design and delivery of a continuous multi-platform user experience design project. As part of this project, students will develop and integrate promotional and social media strategy. The subject explores agile and iterative design and project management methodologies, and the use of scenario/story-based analysis to inform the design and development of interactive features. The subject also develops and extends students’ skillset in terms of usability testing and validation processes.

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