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Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Course summary for current students

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

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Course overview

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and is designed with a global perspective. The course places emphasis on real application, allowing you to study architecture from day one.


You will explore architectural ideas, history, philosophy, design and communication as well as building science and technology. The course is designed to meet the needs of students who ultimately intend to complete the Master of Architecture and practise architecture, but alternative units may be taken if you wish to pursue a different career direction.


Some of the units you will study include Graphic and Coded Communication, Building Materials Science, Architecture Design, Computer Aided Modelling and Construction and Structures.


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.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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

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Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SRA143 Art and Society  

SRC163 Graphic and Coded Communication 1  

SRD163 Studio 01: Thoughtscapes  

SRT153 Building Materials Science  

SRA010 Safety Induction Program  *

*SRA010 - 0 cp safety unit


Trimester 2

SRC221 Computer Aided Modelling  

SRD164 Studio 02: Matterscapes  **

SRT151 Construction and Structures 1  


Level 2

Trimester 1

SRA215 Utopian Ideals in the Modern World  

SRD263 Studio 03: Earthscapes  

SRT251 Construction and Structures 2  

plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

SRA224 Austral-Asian Architecture  

SRD264 Studio 04: Publicscapes  **

SRT257 Building Environmental Studies 1  


Level 3

Trimester 1

SRC362 Project Documentation  

SRD363 Studio 05: Hybridscapes  

SRT358 Building Environmental Services  


SRA323 Contemporary Architecture  


SRA341 The City  


Trimester 2

SRD364 Superstudio  **

SRT351 Construction and Structures 3  

plus one elective unit



** 2 credit points


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