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Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation

Make new ideas a reality.

Link user needs to technology and commercial reality with a Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation. Developing a new product or service requires you to identify a problem and create a commercial solution. The degree prepares you to do this by developing a sound understanding of three areas: design; innovation management; and science, technology and engineering.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $36,500
Location: Tonsley, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 083438E
Delivery mode: On campus: Tonsley

Why study Design and Technology Innovation at Flinders

  • Match a problem with technology to create a commercial solution
  • Gain an understanding of industrial design, technology and innovation in one degree
  • Enhance your employability with highly attractive, vital skills in the rapidly changing innovation sector
  • Access world-class facilities in the Tonsley Innovation District
  • Combine with an engineering, science, information technology or environment degree and boost your competitive edge in the job market

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Gain hands-on exposure to the cutting-edge equipment and facilities of Flinders University’s new technology precinct at Tonsley.
  • Participate in a 12-week industry work integrated placement.
  • Undertake an integrated high-technology design consulting project to put what you learn into practice.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduates of the Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation may be employed by a product/services-based commercial organisation, a design consultancy or they may develop their own intellectual property and start their own business.

Potential occupations include:

  • product designer
  • business development manager
  • commercialisation specialist
  • graduate consultant
  • innovation strategist.

Professional accreditation/recognition

The degree is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia.