Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

With a focus on innovation, the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) develops your skills in the creation of meaningful and sustainable designs for real-world application, at the same time preparing you for further study in your pursuit of a career in professional architecture. The course comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and is designed with a global perspective in mind.

You’ll gain practical experience from day one – studying the real-life projects of professional architects, developing your skills in drawing, digital design and communication, and building scale models of your designs.

You will also explore architectural ideas, history, philosophy; building science; fabrication techniques; computer-aided modelling, construction methodologies and the role of sustainability in contemporary architecture.

This course provides the ideal pathway for application to Deakin’s Master of Architecture for those interested in seeking employment as a qualified architect. Graduates are also well-prepared for employment in private architectural practice, with government organisations or private companies in property development, building and design.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:

    Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 2

  • 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).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

VTAC code

1400415023 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place

Deakin code

S342

CRICOS code

001835D

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 7.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Professional Recognition

This program 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, S700.

Career outcomes

As a graduate of this course you may be employed in private architectural practices, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Synthesise knowledge of architecture history, theory, technology and practice to design, develop and manage architecture projects, demonstrating initiative and judgement for professional practice.
  • Apply technical and theoretical knowledge of architectural design to propose diverse, authentic, alternative, and well-rounded responses that are conceptually and physically sustainable to problems in the contemporary built environment
  • Integrate the knowledge of language of architecture, its meanings, capacities and implications to demonstrate ability and responsibility as reflective practitioners, in making decisions to define the human landscape.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Communicate clearly, professionally and responsibly in a variety of contexts using oral, visual, digital, graphic and interpersonal communication modes to inform, motivate and persuade specialist and non-specialist audiences about architectural ideas and designs.
  • Imagine, conceive and represent ideas using the language of architecture, its codes and conventions to reflect on possibilities, the implications of hypothetical designs and its applications.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Apply knowledge of relevant technological tools, methodologies and techniques to locate, collect, analyse, interpret and synthesise complex information.
  • Use architecture theory and practice to analyse, evaluate, produce and disseminate design responses using techniques and technology ethically and responsibly in a digital world.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Use critical thinking to analyse and provide a rational, reflective and socially responsible response to architectural problems at different scales and complexities in a variety of contexts.
  • Examine causes and consequences of different morphologies to appreciate their capacities and opportunities in order to reproduce, manipulate, and identify conventional and alternative solutions to architectural problems.

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Investigate and Identify ill-defined real world environmental, cultural, physical and social architectural problems, explain its significance, causes and consequences, and use a methodical approach to formulate a solution.
  • Make appropriate choices to solve problems in complex and contradictory situations based on knowledge of social, economic, environmental and cultural aspects of architectural design to evolve human landscape.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Work independently and collaboratively to produce architectural designs and responses in an ethical, responsible and professional manner.
  • Use initiative and judgement to reflect on knowledge and skills, to demonstrate autonomy and capacity to identify opportunities for improving practice.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Work as a team to analyse and evaluate complex problems, and share critical, analytical and creative approaches to select best responses to architectural problems.

 

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Integrate subjective and objective stakeholder perspectives in the process of formulating architectural and design responses taking into account economic, cultural, social and ethical values inherent in human landscape.
  • Engage with global trends in contemporary architectural design and urbanism in order to recognise cultural diversity, the need for equity in outcomes and implement high ethical and professional standards.

Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Course Structure

To complete the Bachelor of Design (Architecture), students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 24 credit points include 19 core (compulsory) units (some core units are worth 2 credit points) and 2 elective units.

19

Core units (Totalling 22 credit points)

2

Elective units

24

Total units

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)
  • 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
  • Studio 03: Earthscapes SRD263
  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • plus one elective unit

    Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Austral-Asian Architecture SRA224
  • Studio 04: Publicscapes SRD264 (2 credit points)
  • Building Environmental Studies 1 SRT257

  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Documentation Studio SRC362
  • Studio 05: Hybridscapes SRD363
  • Building Environmental Services SRT358
  • Plus one unit from:

  • Contemporary Architecture SRA323
  • The City SRA341
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Superstudio SRD364 (2 credit points)
  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351
  • plus one elective unit

    Electives

    Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course 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.

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    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.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

    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.

    Work experience

    You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific industry placement as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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.

    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

    Offered campuses

    Geelong Waterfront

    Geelong Waterfront Campus is located in the central business district of Geelong, about an hour from Melbourne.


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