Bachelor of Architectural Technology

Course summary for current students

Year

There will be no intake into this course in 2016.

Award granted Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Campus

The Gordon – East Geelong Campus/Deakin University – Waterfront (Geelong)

Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)*

CRICOS course code081313A
Deakin course codeS304

Students commence this course at The Gordon in East Geelong and then complete the requirements of the course at Deakin University‘s Waterfront (Geelong).  You will commence your first year studies at The Gordon in February. Under normal, full-time progression, second year studies are undertaken concurrently at The Gordon and Deakin, and third year studies are undertaken at Deakin. As the course is delivered by two institutions, start and end dates for study periods will vary. Please expect classes to commence early February.

*There will be no intake into this course in 2016.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This unique course offering enables you to study concurrently through Deakin and The Gordon in East Geelong, to combine your interest in traditional architecture, design and project management to become a qualified architectural technologist capable of employment across commercial, industrial and domestic projects.

You’ll commence your studies at The Gordon, where you’ll learn a combination of theory and hands-on skills, and undertake field trips.

Your final year at Deakin will enhance your studies with a focus on theoretical learning. With this combination of learning experiences and attractive blend of knowledge, you’ll be set to play a pivotal role in the construction phase of architectural project delivery.

As a graduate of this course you’ll have the skills required for employment in commercial, industrial and domestic projects across the entire scope of construction – from project planning to design to contract management and beyond. Following successful completion of this course, you’ll graduate with a degree from Deakin.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this programme meet the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) requirements for Associate membership.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The course comprises 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • equivalent of 14 credit points from units undertaken at The Gordon’s East Geelong Campus;
  • equivalent of 10 credit points from units undertaken at Deakin University including:

Note: you must complete the requirements of The Gordon component within years one and two of enrolment while completing 2 credit points of study at Deakin in the second year as a campus student. You will complete a further 8 credit points of study as a campus student at Deakin in your third year of study.

Course structure

Year 1

Semester 1 (The Gordon)

BSBPMG415A  

Apply project risk management techniques (40 hrs)^

CPCCBC5006A  

Apply site surveys and set???out procedures to medium rise building projects (110 hrs)^

CPCCBC5004A  

Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials (60 hrs^)

VU21599          

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (50 hrs)^

VU21597          

Produce working drawings for residential buildings (90 hrs)^

VU21600          

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (70 hrs)^

CPCCBC4010A  

Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions (80 hrs)^

CPCCBC5001B  

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects (100 hrs)^

Semester 2 (The Gordon and Deakin)

CPCCBC4004A  

Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (60 hrs)^

VU21593          

Design sustainable buildings (50 hrs)^

VU21601          

Present architectural designs (60 hrs)^

VU21599          

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (50 hrs)^

VU21596          

Produce working drawings for residential buildings (90 hrs)^

VU21600          

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (70 hrs)^

CPCCBC4010A  

Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions (80 hrs)^

CPCCBC4013A  

Prepare and evaluate tender documentation (20 hrs)^

CPCCBC5003A  

Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work (200 hrs)^

CPCCBC4003A  

Select and prepare a construction contract

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 cp)

 

Year 2

Semester/Trimester 1 (The Gordon and Deakin)

CPCCBC5018A  

Apply structural principles to the
construction of medium rise buildings (150 hrs)^

VU21599          

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (50 hrs)^

VU21601          

Present architectural designs (30 hrs)^

VU21600          

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (50 hrs)^

VU21592          

Design safe buildings (40 hrs)^

CPCCBC5001B  

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects (100 hrs)^

VU21593          

Design sustainable buildings (40 hrs)^

SRM281Project Management 2

Semester/Trimester 2 (The Gordon and Deakin)

CPCCBC50018A

Apply structural principles to the
construction of medium rise buildings (150 hrs)^

VU21599          

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (50 hrs^)

VU21601          

Present architectural designs (30 hrs)^

VU21600          

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (50 hrs)^

VU21597          

Produce working drawings for commercial buildings (180 hrs)^

CPCCBC5009A  

Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects (140 hrs)^

CPCCBC5002A  

Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects (60 hrs)^

SRM261Contract Administration 2

 

Year 3 (Deakin)

Trimester 1

SRD263Studio 03: Earthscapes

SRC362Project Documentation

SRT358Building Environmental Services

Plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

SRM381Project Management 3

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

SRA341The City

^ Requirements for this unit are completed at The Gordon Institute of TAFE