Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Gain an internationally recognised qualification in construction management and a complementary understanding of architecture and kick start your career.

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Key facts

ATAR

Waterfront: 78.90
Clearly-in ATAR 2017

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Course information

This combined course provides you with an internationally recognised qualification in construction management and a complementary understanding of architecture and design – making it ideal for those interested in a career across the diverse opportunities within the built environment industry.  Articulation to further postgraduate study provides an accredited qualification towards professional registration as an architect*.

Employers are increasingly looking for multi-skilled graduates with the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to tackle complex projects head-on. Deakin's combined course in design (architecture) and construction management takes an innovative, integrated approach to multidisciplinary education. You’ll explore studies in building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation, quantity surveying, building practice, design studio and architectural history and theory.

Clever sustainable design is in high demand all around the world, and today more than ever, architects need to know how to design great buildings that are also economically and environmentally viable. The design (architecture) component of this course comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and has been developed with a global perspective in mind. You’ll get a chance to develop your design and communication skills, with a focus on innovation and sustainability.

The construction management component is professionally accredited by industry. You’ll learn about the management of small to large projects requiring broad knowledge across construction technology and processes, resource management, law, information technology, environmental management and construction economics.

As a graduate you’ll be able to seek employment in private firms, government organisations, property development companies, building companies and large manufacturing firms. You may also choose start your own practice or consultancy.

Following successful completion of the course you’ll qualify for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means that your qualifications will be recognised by employers, clients and peers.

*Following successful completion of this course, graduates can apply for entry to Deakin’s Master of Architecture (Design Management).

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), students must attain 40 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 40 credit points include 37 core units (including 3 core units of 2 credit points each) that are compulsory.

Core

Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Art and Society SRA143

  • Drawing Studio SRC163

  • Studio 01: Thoughtscapes SRD163

  • Building Materials Science SRT153

  • Safety Induction Program SRA010 (0 credit points)

  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Modelling Studio SRC221

  • Studio 02: Matterscapes SRD164 (2 credit points)

  • Construction and Structures 1 SRT151

  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Utopian Ideals in the Modern World SRA215

  • Construction Finance SRE170

  • Building Safety SRT141

  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Austral-Asian Architecture SRA224

  • Building Economics SRE270

  • Building Environmental Studies 1 SRT257

  • Construction Projects 2 SRT259

  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Studio 03: Earthscapes SRD263

  • Building Measurement SRE272

  • Contract Administration 1 SRM161

  • Project Management 1 SRM181
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Studio 04: Publicscapes SRD264 (2 credit points)

  • Building Cost Planning SRQ301

  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351

  • Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Documentation Studio SRC362

  • Project Management 2 SRM281

  • Contemporary Architecture SRA323

  • Building Measurement and Estimating SRE302
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Contract Administration 2 SRM261

  • Project Planning and Scheduling SRM310

  • Project Management 3 SRM381

  • Quantity Surveying Practice SRQ460

  • Year 5 - Trimester 1

  • Building Environmental Services SRT358

  • Contract Administration 3 SRM461

  • Professional Practice SRM489

  • Studio 05: Hybridscapes SRD363
  • Year 5 - Trimester 2

  • Building Development Appraisal SRE464

  • Built Environment Integrated Research SRV499

  • Superstudio SRD364 (2 credit points)
  • Accelerated program

    Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours): (accelerated program)

    The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) component of this course may be taken as an accelerated program. By taking selected units in Trimester 3 the course can be completed in four years instead of five.


    Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Art and Society SRA143

  • Drawing Studio SRC163

  • Studio 01: Thoughtscapes SRD163

  • Building Materials Science SRT153

  • Safety Induction Program SRA010 (0 credit point unit)
  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Modelling Studio SRC221

  • Studio 02: Matterscapes SRD164 (2 credit point unit)

  • Construction and Structures 1 SRT151

  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Utopian Ideals in the Modern World SRA215

  • Building Safety SRT141

  • Contract Administration 1 SRM161

  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Building Environmental Studies 1 SRT257

  • Austral-Asian Architecture SRA224

  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351

  • Construction Projects 2 SRT259
  • Year 2 - Trimester 3

  • Construction Finance SRE170

  • Project Management 1 SRM181

  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Building Measurement SRE272

  • Project Management 2 SRM281

  • Studio 03: Earthscapes SRD263

  • Contemporary Architecture SRA323
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Contract Administration 2 SRM261

  • Studio 04: Publicscapes SRD264 (2 credit point unit)

  • Building Economics SRE270
  • Year 3 - Trimester 3

  • Project Management 3 SRM381

  • Project Planning and Scheduling SRM310

  • Building Environmental Services SRT358

  • Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Documentation Studio SRC362

  • Contract Administration 3 SRM461

  • Professional Practice SRM489

  • Studio 05: Hybridscapes SRD363
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Building Development Appraisal SRE464

  • Superstudio SRD364 (2 credit point unit)

  • Building Cost Planning SRQ301
  • Year 4 - Trimester 3

  • Built Environment Integrated Research SRV499

  • Quantity Surveying Practice SRQ460

  • Building Measurement and Estimating SRE302
  • Key information

    Award granted

    Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

    Year
    2018 course information
    VTAC code
    1400415361 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    D364
    CRICOS code
    080118A
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, workshops, site visits and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry for school leavers will be based on their performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published clearly-in Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

    Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

    Entry for non-school leavers will be based on their performance in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    $9,353 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    The Australian Government recently announced proposed increases to tuition fees for students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).  It is proposed that CSP fees will increase by 1.8% in 2018 and continue to rise to a total of 7.5% by 2021. The fee rates for 2018 will be available later in the year once the Government has confirmed the 2018 student contribution rates.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    Deakin's combined course in design (architecture) and construction management takes an innovative, integrated approach that gives you cross-discipline career capability and recognition, and provides you with increased options in your future career. Graduates from this combined course may be sought after by private architectural practice firms, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design. Students may also find employment as a construction manager, estimator, project manager or quantity surveyor in a range of industry organisations such as contractors, property developers and consulting firms.

    Professional recognition

    Graduates of this course will qualify for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

    The architecture stream of this combined course is accredited (within Australia) by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, when followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture (Design Management), S701.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    If you studied Year 12 in 2017 or you're applying for more than one course offered through VTAC, your application must be made via VTAC.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

    Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Entry pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

    Tap the infographic to explore your options

    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Alternative exits

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Tel 03 5227 8300
    sebe@deakin.edu.au

    www.deakin.edu.au/architecture-built-environment

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