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Graduate Diploma in Digital Product Design

Transform your career with in-demand digital product design capabilities and lead the delivery of successful digital products. Gain strategic insight into design problems, formulate effective solutions, and drive key product decisions with stakeholders.


Please use plan code GD215O in the application system for this program. 
Applications close
16 Sep 2024
24 months (12 months accelerated)
Number of courses
Applications close
16 Sep 2024
24 months (12 months accelerated)
Number of courses

Program Overview

Why study Digital Product Design?

Our Graduate Diploma in Digital Product Design will equip you with the tools, skills, methods, and processes to become a versatile and effective digital product designer.

What better time to advance your career by developing best practice human-centred design principles, as well as the necessary ethical, business, and technical expertise in digital product design. By deep-diving into every stage of the design process including research, design, and delivery, you’ll learn how to craft and deliver exceptional solutions for new and in-market products.

So why study a Graduate Diploma of Digital Product Design with us?

  • Learn both theory and practical applications of design: This program will teach you both the theoretical and practical foundations you need to succeed in Digital Product Design. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new valuable skills, underpinning your ability to strategically create, design, and implement design solutions that’ll drive business value.
  • Choose your design specialty: The offered option courses from this program will allow you to tailor your degree with choices from a variety of relevant product and design disciplines.
  • Become a future design leader: Develop your team leadership skills to drive results and accelerate digital disruptions. Learn how to think like a designer and craft exceptional solutions that don’t only meet the needs of the user but drive business value.
  • Multiple pathways: You have a credit pathway into this program if you’ve successfully completed one of RMIT Online’s following programs:
  1. Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design
  2. Graduate Certificate in Service Design
  3. Graduate Certificate in Digital Product Design
  4. Graduate Certificate of Product Management


This program is also featured as a recognised course at the Design Institute of Australia.

Program outcomes

  • Apply strategic digital product design knowledge and skills, technologies, user research to frame organisational level 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 research and design of digital products which align with the needs of complex stakeholder groups.
  • Lead the research, design and delivery of specialised digital products and solutions that integrate business, community, and market-focused thinking within complex design contexts.

Course overview

Learn more about our Graduate Diploma 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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