Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
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Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
CRICOS course code080118A
LevelUndergraduate
Clearly-in ATAR
Waterfront (Geelong): 73.00
English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org.

VTAC Codes1400415363 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code D364
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry
 


Course sub-headings

Course overview

This combined course provides you with an internationally recognised qualification in construction management and a complementary understanding of architecture and design – making it ideal for those interested in a career across the diverse opportunities within the built environment industry whilst keeping the door open for further postgraduate study in pursuit of professional registration as an architect*.

Employers are increasingly looking for multi-skilled graduates with the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to tackle complex projects head-on. Deakin's combined course in design (architecture) and construction management takes an innovative, integrated approach to multidisciplinary education. You’ll explore studies in building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation, quantity surveying, building practice, design and architectural ideas.

Clever sustainable design is in high demand all around the world, and today more than ever, architects need to know how to design great buildings that are also economically and environmentally viable. The design (architecture) component of this course comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and has been developed with a global perspective in mind. You’ll get a chance to develop your design and communication skills, with a focus on innovation and sustainability.

The construction management component is professionally accredited by industry. You’ll learn about the management of small to large projects requiring broad knowledge across construction technology and processes, resource management, law, information technology, environmental management and construction economics.

As a graduate you’ll be able to seek employment in private firms, government organisations, property development companies, building companies and large manufacturing firms. You may also choose start your own practice or consultancy.

Following successful completion of the course you’ll qualify for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means that your qualifications will be recognised by employers, clients and peers.

*Following successful completion of this course, graduates can apply for entry to Deakin’s Master of Architecture (Design Management).

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course will qualify for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The architecture stream of this combined course 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 (Design Management), S701.

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

Deakin's combined course in design (architecture) and construction management takes an innovative, integrated approach that gives you cross-discipline career capability and recognition, and provides you with increased options in your future career. Graduates from this combined course may be sought after by private architectural practice firms, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design. Students may also find employment as a construction manager, estimator, project manager or quantity surveyor in a range of industry organisations such as contractors, property developers and consulting firms.

Course Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), students must attain 40 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 40 credit points include 37 core units (including 3 core units of 2 credit points each) that are compulsory.

Course structure

Core

Year 1 - Trimester 1

SRA143Art and Society

SRC163Drawing Studio

SRD163Studio 01: Thoughtscapes

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SRC221Modelling Studio

SRD164Studio 02: Matterscapes (2 credit points)

SRT151Construction and Structures 1


Year 2 - Trimester 1

SRA215Utopian Ideals in the Modern World

SRE170Construction Finance

SRT141Building Safety

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRA224Austral-Asian Architecture

SRE270Building Economics

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2


Year 3 - Trimester 1

SRD263Studio 03: Earthscapes

SRE272Building Measurement

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRM181Project Management 1

Year 3 - Trimester 2

SRD264Studio 04: Publicscapes (2 credit points)

SRQ301Building Cost Planning

SRT351Construction and Structures 3


Year 4 - Trimester 1

SRC362Documentation Studio

SRM281Project Management 2

SRA323Contemporary Architecture

SRE302Building Measurement and Estimating

Year 4 - Trimester 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRM310Project Planning and Scheduling

SRM381Project Management 3

SRQ460Quantity Surveying Practice


Year 5 - Trimester 1

SRT358Building Environmental Services

SRM461Contract Administration 3

SRM489Professional Practice

SRD363Studio 05: Hybridscapes

Year 5 - Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Research

SRD364Superstudio (2 credit points)

 

Accelerated program

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours): (accelerated program)

The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) component of this course may be taken as an accelerated program. By taking selected units in Trimester 3 the course can be completed in four years instead of five.


Year 1 - Trimester 1

SRA143Art and Society

SRC163Drawing Studio

SRD163Studio 01: Thoughtscapes

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 credit point unit)

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SRC221Modelling Studio

SRD164Studio 02: Matterscapes (2 credit point unit)

SRT151Construction and Structures 1


Year 2 - Trimester 1

SRA215Utopian Ideals in the Modern World

SRT141Building Safety

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRA224Austral-Asian Architecture

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

SRT259Construction Projects 2

Year 2 - Trimester 3

SRE170Construction Finance

SRM181Project Management 1


Year 3 - Trimester 1

SRE272Building Measurement

SRM281Project Management 2

SRD263Studio 03: Earthscapes

SRA323Contemporary Architecture

Year 3 - Trimester 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRD264Studio 04: Publicscapes (2 credit point unit)

SRE270Building Economics

Year 3 - Trimester 3

SRM381Project Management 3

SRM310Project Planning and Scheduling

SRT358Building Environmental Services


Year 4 - Trimester 1

SRC362Documentation Studio

SRM461Contract Administration 3

SRM489Professional Practice

SRD363Studio 05: Hybridscapes

Year 4 - Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRD364Superstudio (2 credit point unit)

SRQ301Building Cost Planning

Year 4 - Trimester 3

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Research

SRQ460Quantity Surveying Practice

SRE302Building Measurement and Estimating

 

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Alternate exits

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (S346)
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (S342)

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.