Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Design (Architecture)|
If you started your course before 2017, please refer to the plan your study page.
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||001835D|
|Deakin course code||S342|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Work experience
With a focus on innovation, the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) develops your skills in the creation of meaningful and sustainable designs for real-world application, at the same time preparing you for further study in your pursuit of a career in professional architecture. The course comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and is designed with a global perspective in mind.
You’ll gain practical experience from day one – studying the real-life projects of professional architects, developing your skills in drawing, digital design and communication, and building scale models of your designs.
You will also explore architectural ideas, history, philosophy; building science; fabrication techniques; computer-aided modelling, construction methodologies and the role of sustainability in contemporary architecture.
This course provides the ideal pathway for application to Deakin’s Master of Architecture for those interested in seeking employment as a qualified architect. Graduates are also well-prepared for employment in private architectural practice, with government organisations or private companies in property development, building and design.
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.
This program 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, S700.
As a graduate of this course you may be employed in private architectural practices, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design.
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 the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:
- 19 core units (22 credit points)
- 2 elective units
- Completion of SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- Level 3 units – at least 6 credit points
- Level 1 units – no more than 10 credit points
Year 1 - Trimester 1
|SRA143||Art and Society|
|SRD163||Studio 01: Thoughtscapes|
|SRT153||Building Materials Science|
|SRA010||Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
Year 1 - Trimester 2
|SRD164||Studio 02: Matterscapes (2 credit points)|
|SRT151||Construction and Structures 1|
Year 2 - Trimester 1
|SRA215||Utopian Ideals in the Modern World|
|SRD263||Studio 03: Earthscapes|
|SRT251||Construction and Structures 2|
plus one elective unit
Year 2 - Trimester 2
|SRD264||Studio 04: Publicscapes (2 credit points)|
|SRT257||Building Environmental Studies 1|
Year 3 - Trimester 1
|SRD363||Studio 05: Hybridscapes|
|SRT358||Building Environmental Services|
Plus one unit from:
Year 3 - Trimester 2
|SRD364||Superstudio (2 credit points)|
|SRT351||Construction and Structures 3|
plus one elective unit
Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific industry placement as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.