discipline

Architecture

Explore the design of our physical environments, from residential and cultural through to commercial and industrial. From day one you'll learn by ‘doing’ – build models, study professional architect’s projects, produce drawings and engage in digital design.

Bachelor of Design (Architecture): practical, hands on experience from your first year

Geelong Waterfront Campus: winner of 3 Australian Institute of Architects awards

Career opportunities

Deakin architecture graduates have worked in China, Dubai, Oslo, Berlin, Malaysia, America, the UK and the Middle East. Organisations that have employed recent graduates include:

  • Daryl Jackson Architecture
  • Denton Corker Marshall
  • Fender Katsilidis Architects
  • Elenberg Fraser Architects
  • Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
  • McGlashan Everist
  • Peddle Thorp Architects
  • REDSTUDIO.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

My passion towards uncovering methods to contribute to human well-being led me to choose architecture as an academic major.

Parisa Izadpanahi

PhD, School of Architecture and Built Environment

Skills and experience employers want

The industry will appreciate your practical experience upon graduation. You’ll also collaborate with construction management students during your course through our unique integrated learning approach – just as you will in the real-world – making you an invaluable candidate for employment

Research with us

The School of Architecture and Built Environment operates an interdisciplinary research program. Our staff are active researchers who work with built professions and governments, and on consultancy-based projects. This direct connection gives you the opportunity to be involved, have a rewarding experience, and make a difference.

Learn more about researching with us

Accreditation

Our Bachelor of Architecture (Design) is accredited (within Australia) by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARVB) and Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) when it is followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture coursework program. 

Our Bachelor of Architecture (Design)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) combined degree offers accreditation for the architecture component by AIA, ARVB and AACA when it is followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture (Design Management) coursework program.

Student showcase

Take the time to check out our Paper Space Exhibition – an annual expo featuring outstanding undergraduate and master's degree student work.

Find out more about our Paper Space Exhibition

What do our students and staff say?

Architecture and built environment – a staff perspective

See why our architecture and built environment staff love working at Deakin.

Deakin Paper Space Exhibition

A Deakin architecture exhibition featuring outstanding work from architecture and built environment's undergraduate and master's degree students.

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