About the Faculty of Society & Design
Bond’s Faculty of Society & Design is, at its core, about people. It explores the way we think, behave, and communicate. The way we organise ourselves, live and work as individuals and come together collectively in groups. The way we plan, design, and deliver our built environment, and the way that environment inspires and impacts us. Our multi-disciplinary approach affords our students a nuanced and evidenced-based understanding of the complexity and inter-dependence of our lives.
Sustainability is at the core of many of our programs and is a driver in much of our research activity. Questions we interrogate include: How can we live more sustainably? How can sustainable design and planning be made the norm? How does culture, access to education, gender equality, and the way nation states interact, influence the development of society?
We offer an active, engaged, and authentic approach in all our programs. Our students develop excellent critical thinking skills, can understand complexity, and upon graduation are well prepared to make an impact in various careers.
Our programs are designed, and in some cases taught, alongside key industry players and are accredited by various peak bodies.
With flexible, practical degrees informed by research, Bond’s Faculty of Society & Design is the perfect place to kickstart an incredible career – whatever that means to you.
How you will learn
As one of Australia’s most eclectic faculties, our study options are practically unlimited. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including bachelor’s, graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master’s degrees. Faculty of Society & Design students learn collaboratively, interact across disciplines, and spend quality time engaging with industry professionals to build a professional skillset ahead of entering the workplace.
This approach to learning and teaching also sees our students supplementing in-class knowledge with an array of opportunities, many of which are only available to ‘Bondies’. From internships and work experience supported by the Career Development Centre (CDC), to study tours, competitions and conferences, everything on offer is underpinned by our focus on work-readiness.
In 2023, the Faculty of Society & Design launched the Bond and ADCO Excellence Program for eligible construction students. ADCO Construction Company and Bond University join forces in an exclusive industry x education partnership. This alliance represents the epitome of synergy, where the dynamic capabilities of a leading construction powerhouse meet the limitless potential of academic excellence. Read full article here.
The tools you need to succeed
Upholding this commitment to practical experience and hands-on learning are our extensive on-campus facilities. Faculty of Society & Design students will have the privilege of learning in the beautiful Society & Design Precinct, which embodies the very best sustainable building practices, using recycled materials and solar panels in its construction. There’s also the state-of-the-art Abedian School of Architecture Building, which features a striking design, and all of the equipment future architects need to get a career head start.
From the Abedian School of Architecture, Fabrication Labs to the Human Experimental and Observation Laboratories, the Journalism Newsroom, Film & Television Studios, Screen Queensland Creative Hub and fully equipped Loan Store, there’s so much to explore here at Bond, designed to serve you well throughout your studies.