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Bachelor of Design with Honours (Integrated Design)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


4 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Wellington Campus


Specialise in Integrated Design for your Bachelor of Design with Honours at Massey

Learn how to meet the needs of the real world as a versatile design problem-solver

Design is about solving problems and embracing opportunity. Versatile designers need not be bound by a single speciality but can apply critical and creative thinking from one situation and apply it to another.

In the Bachelor of Design with Honours (Integrated Design), you’ll select courses from two or more of the other seven majors in the Bachelor of Design with Honours. You’ll push your study beyond traditional design boundaries.

Choose courses to form a unique programme of study, in consultation with the qualification leader. You can choose courses from the following disciplines:

concept design

fashion design

industrial design


spatial design

textile design

visual communication design (including graphic design, illustration, advertising and branding, interaction design and more).

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Further study

Further your design research and practice with a Master of Design at Massey, or go on to create new knowledge with a PhD.

A Bachelor of Design with Honours in Integrated Design is a good fit if you:

want to learn to think critically about design, understanding different design methods and design context

explore strategies of combining ideas from across disciplines

craft your own creative expression.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

This is a selected entry qualification . This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

To enter the Bachelor of Design with Honours you will:

submit a portfolio (if you do well in NCEA Level 2 art, design or technology (or equivalent) you may not need to submit a portfolio. See details below.)

Portfolio requirements

There are three main ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Design with Honours

Automatic entry

If you achieved NCEA Level 2 or 3 with Merit or Excellence overall, and a Merit or Excellence endorsement in an approved art, design or technology subject, you have automatic entry and will not have to submit a portfolio.

This also applies for Cambridge International students achieving an AS grade A or B in an approved art, design or technology subject.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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