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

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.

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

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
$8,901Not 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 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

Year 1

Trimester 1

SRA143Art and Society

SRC163Graphic and Coded Communication 1

SRD163Studio 01: Thoughtscapes

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRA010Safety Induction Program *

*SRA010 - 0 cp safety unit

Trimester 2

SRC221Computer Aided Modelling

SRD164Studio 02: Matterscapes **

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

Trimester 2

SRA224Austral-Asian Architecture

SRD264Studio 04: Publicscapes **

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

Year 3

Trimester 1

SRC362Project Documentation

SRD363Studio 05: Hybridscapes

SRT358Building Environmental Services

Plus one unit from:

SRA323Contemporary Architecture

SRA341The City

Trimester 2

SRD364Superstudio **

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

plus one elective unit

** 2 credit points