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Graduate Certificate in Digital Product Design

Elevate your career with multidisciplinary skills in digital product design. With the practical application of design tools and processes, gain the strategic skillset to execute or uplift successful digital products.


Please use plan code GC209O in the application system for this program. 
Applications close
16 Sep 2024
12 months (9 months accelerated)
Number of courses
Applications close
16 Sep 2024
12 months (9 months accelerated)
Number of courses

Program Overview

Why study Digital Product Design?

As technological advancements move the world closer to the next evolution of the internet with Web 3.0, the role of the digital product designer will become more important than ever before. Digital product design is an iterative design process that aims to demonstrate the feasibility, viability, and desirability of a digital solution to an existing problem.

So, why study Digital Product Design with us?

  • Learn from industry leaders: This program was developed with industry leaders in the digital design space, giving you an opportunity to experience industry design challenges and receive relevant hands-on experience.
  • Get hands-on with the tools: Learn how to use industry tools, such as Figma and know that you can apply these skills in your next digital design role.
  • Build leadership capabilities: Understand how product design contributes to organisational decision making and prepare yourself to step into leadership roles.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Digital Product Design may also be eligible for a pathway into our Graduate Diploma of Digital Product Design.

Program outcomes

  • Apply digital product design knowledge and skills, emerging technologies, and user research to frame problems and opportunities engage stakeholders, and propose solutions.
  • Communicate design outputs and ideas to diverse stakeholders using appropriate design tools, engaging presentation skills and formats.
  • Demonstrate cultural, environmental, and social awareness by maintaining an ethical and reflective design practice and mindset.
  • Strategically, operationally, and ethically lead the design of digital products which align with the needs of complex stakeholder groups.

Course overview

Learn more about our Graduate Certificate in Digital Product Design course in the video below.

Program structure

This course introduces you to digital products. You will gain an understanding of how they are conceived and designed for local and international markets. Using design thinking frameworks, you will experience the process of new product development (NPD), problem definition, opportunity scoping, and ethical design research.

You will be introduced to the various team and stakeholder roles and capabilities that are required to successfully bring new digital products to market, including the importance of persuasive storytelling and a sound business case.

Learning outcomes

  • Interpret and evaluate market opportunities to develop new digital products.
  • Synthesise ethical design research and market research and apply to new product development.
  • Assess and communicate the risks associated with a future product’s market size or impact opportunity for potential customers.
  • Review and propose various operational scenarios of an interdisciplinary team at key stages during product development.
  • Propose and present product research and development to stakeholders using appropriate protocols to ensure and maintain transparency.

Fee Summary

Admission Requirements

Learn with industry experts

Matt Kurowski
Matt KurowskiProgram Manager, RMIT

Matt Kurowski is a senior strategic service designer across finance, fintech, and the public sector. He has expertise in strategic partnerships, organisation design, new digital product and omnichannel service development. Currently, Matt contributes to RMIT and RMIT Online’s postgraduate courses in sociotechnical business design such as service design, user experience

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Industry connected

You'll gain knowledge and practical skills from renowned industry partners who are at the forefront of their field.

Flexible delivery

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Supported community

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