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

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
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Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code080118A
Deakin course codeD364

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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 whilst keeping the door open for further postgraduate study in pursuit of 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 and architectural ideas.

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.

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.

Career opportunities

Deakin graduates are highly regarded and are readily accepted into the architecture and built environment industry. This combined course facilitates your entry into private architectural firms or government organisations, as well as property development companies, building companies and large manufacturing firms. You may also start your own practice.

Alternative exits

Bachelor of Construction Management (S346)
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (S342)

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$8,917Not applicable$27,520

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), students must attain 40 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 40 credit points, you’ll need to study 40 units (AKA ‘subjects’) over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 40 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 37 core units (including 3 core units of 2 credit points each)
  • Completion of SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

       

Course structure

Core

Year 1 - Trimester 1

SRA143Art and Society

SRC163Graphic and Coded Communication 1

SRD163Studio 01: Thoughtscapes

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SRC221Computer Aided Modelling

SRD164Studio 02: Matterscapes (2 credit points)

SRT151Construction and Structures 1


Year 2 - Trimester 1

SRA215Utopian Ideals in the Modern World

SRE170Construction Finance

SRT141Building Safety

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRA224Austral-Asian Architecture

SRE270Building Economics

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2


Year 3 - Trimester 1

SRD263Studio 03: Earthscapes

SRE272Measurement and Estimating 1

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRM181Project Management 1

Year 3 - Trimester 2

SRD264Studio 04: Publicscapes (2 credit points)

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRT351Construction and Structures 3


Year 4 - Trimester 1

SRC362Project Documentation

SRT358Building Environmental Services

SRM281Project Management 2

Select one unit from:

SRA323Contemporary Architecture

SRA341The City

Year 4 - Trimester 2

SRM310Project Planning and Scheduling

SRM381Project Management 3

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

SRQ462Building Cost Planning


Year 5 - Trimester 1

SRE373Measurement and Estimating 3

SRM461Contract Administration 3

SRM489Professional Practice

SRD363Studio 05: Hybridscapes

Year 5 - Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Research

SRD364Superstudio (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

SRA143Art and Society

SRC163Graphic and Coded Communication 1

SRD163Studio 01: Thoughtscapes

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 credit point unit)

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SRC221Computer Aided Modelling

SRD164Studio 02: Matterscapes (2 credit point unit)

SRT151Construction and Structures 1


Year 2 - Trimester 1

SRA215Utopian Ideals in the Modern World

SRT141Building Safety

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRA224Austral-Asian Architecture

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

SRT259Construction Projects 2

Year 2 - Trimester 3

SRE170Construction Finance

SRM181Project Management 1


Year 3 - Trimester 1

SRE272Measurement and Estimating 1

SRM281Project Management 2

SRD263Studio 03: Earthscapes

Select one unit from:

SRA323Contemporary Architecture

SRA341The City

Year 3 - Trimester 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRD264Studio 04: Publicscapes (2 credit point unit)

SRE270Building Economics

Year 3 - Trimester 3

SRM381Project Management 3

SRM310Project Planning and Scheduling

SRT358Building Environmental Services


Year 4 - Trimester 1

SRC362Project Documentation

SRM461Contract Administration 3

SRM489Professional Practice

SRD363Studio 05: Hybridscapes

Year 4 - Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRD364Superstudio (2 credit point unit)

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

Year 4 - Trimester 3

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Research

SRQ462Building Cost Planning

SRE373Measurement and Estimating 3