Bachelor of Architectural Technology

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Campus

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

Cloud CampusNo
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)*

CRICOS course code081313A
Deakin course codeS304

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

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

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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Minimum Standards

 

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

  • Apply broad and coherent knowledge of designs, structures, management and documentation to realise a built environment bringing together ideas and utility requirements while achieving buildablity and functional needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge of language of architecture, its meanings, capacities and implications to mediate compromises that must come to play to deliver an optimal outcome through the building process and thereby demonstrate the capacity to making decisions to realise a human landscape.
  • Use well-developed body of knowledge in the areas of architectural design, building design, building science, structural technologies, project planning, documentation and management techniques to evaluate architectural ideas and translate them into functional specifications for constructors to achieve buildable outcomes.
  • Bring to the fore the technology of a built environment, its design and construction by combining architectural knowledge and construction management practices, and make decisions to facilitate, negotiate, mediate and document the functional and performance requirements recognising and implementing building codes and legislative requirements.

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

  • Apply knowledge of the language of design to interpret and translate architectural concepts into accurate specifications and documents in order to communicate the requirements to a variety of audiences in a manner that explains the management of the realisation of a built environment from conceptualisation to realisation.
  • Communicate clearly, professionally and responsibly in a variety of contexts using oral, visual, digital, graphic and interpersonal communication modes to inform, motivate and persuade industry practioners, clients and other stakeholders about the technology of Architecture.
  • Use well-developed knowledge of architectural language to interpret architectural techniques including freehand drawings, diagrams, computer simulation, modelling and graphic technologies and document design concepts and schematic designs to propose the realisation of a concept into a built environment to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Use well-developed communication skills and a range of communication tools to engage with clients and specialists and consult in a professional manner to interpret and justify technological propositions, ideas, professional decisions and predicted built outcomes.

 

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

  • Apply well-developed cognitive skills to locate, evaluate, use and disseminate information, concepts, design and project documentation using appropriate design and modelling tools relevant to the architechtural and construction industry.
  • Determine the extent of information needed and use commonly available design and modelling tools and technologies effectively and efficiently to access information, and methodically differentiate between assertion, personal opinion and reliable information for dissemination to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

 

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

  • Use well-developed judgement to analyse and evaluate possible design and construction options individually and collaboratively, assess the advantages and disadvantages, and make decisions that are likely to deliver a well-adjusted outcome that aligns design aspirations and objectives with the expected buildability outcomes.

 

  • Apply critical and reflective methods to analyse architectural designs, building specifications and legislative requirements, and devise a strategy for evaluating and discussing the nature, complexity and enormity of tasks, value propositions, implications and limitations and thereby demonstrate refined contextual judgement and the ability deliver a well-adjusted buildable outcome.

 

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

  • Identify and resolve problems and thereby integrate a range of performance specifications and requirements that may be conflicting such as functionality, utility, durability, quality, time, buildability and cost.
  • Systematically and methodically differentiate a range of independent systems that forms a complex building system in order to understand the nature and complexities of a problem, evaluate strategies to solve problems in ways that balances design and performance specifications of the built environment.

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

  • Work independently and collaboratively to document architectural ideas, specifications, legislative requirements and buildable responses in an ethical, responsible and professional manner.
  • Use intiative and judgement to reflect on knowledge and skills, to demonstrate autonomy and capacity to identify opportunites for improving practice.
  • Consistently contribute to working collaboratively with architects and constructors drawing on knowledge of planning, project management, contract management, building code, legislative requirements and building science to realise architectural ideas into buildable outcomes.
  • Proactively use initiative and judgement to work effectively with a range of specialists, government authorities and clients, reflect on professional practice and identify strategies and opportunities for continual improvement.  

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 problems in the built environment.
  • Respect opinions, value contributions, proactively assist, lead, contribute to evaluating and solving complex technical problems when working collaboratively with architects and constructors, and develop approaches in a manner that resolves conflicts and germinates ideas for generating sustainable processes and solutions in the built environment.

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

  • Engage with global trends in contemporary architectural technologies and demonstrate the ability to act as a conduit to combine subjective and objective perspectives of architects and constructors in the process of formulating buildable responses taking into account economic, cultural, social and ethical values inherent in human landscape.
  • Actively seek traditional, current and new information to assess trends and emerging practice of architects and constructors from local, national and global sources for professional practice, appraise diversity, equity and ethical implications objectively, and formulate buildable responses that values economic, cultural, social viewpoints in developing and sustaining the human landscape.

Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

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

SRC362Documentation Studio

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