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

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
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Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
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.

Indicative student 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.

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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

Course rules

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 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

SRC163Drawing Studio

SRD163Studio 01: Thoughtscapes

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SRC221Modelling Studio

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

SRC362Documentation Studio

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

SRC163Drawing Studio

SRD163Studio 01: Thoughtscapes

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 credit point unit)

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SRC221Modelling Studio

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

SRC362Documentation Studio

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