Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code001835D
Deakin course codeS342

Course sub-headings

Course overview

With a focus on innovation and sustainability, 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.

Professional recognition

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.

Career opportunities

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

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
$8,901Not 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

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

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

SRD263Studio 03: Earthscapes

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

plus one elective unit

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRA224Austral-Asian Architecture

SRD264Studio 04: Publicscapes (2 credit points)

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1


Year 3 - Trimester 1

SRC362Project Documentation

SRD363Studio 05: Hybridscapes

SRT358Building Environmental Services

Plus one unit from:

SRA323Contemporary Architecture

SRA341The City

Year 3 - Trimester 2

SRD364Superstudio (2 credit points)

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

plus one elective unit

Electives

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).