Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Course summary for current students

Year2015 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.

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

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

Level 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

Level 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

Level 3

Trimester 1

SRC362Project Documentation

SRD363Studio 05: Hybridscapes

SRT358Building Environmental Services

SRA323Contemporary Architecture

or

SRA341The City

Trimester 2

SRD364Superstudio **

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

plus one elective unit

** 2 credit points

 

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