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

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted

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)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017$9,050 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017Not applicable
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Tel 03 5227 8300
sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/architecture-built-environment

LevelUndergraduate
Clearly-in ATAR
Waterfront (Geelong): 73.00
CRICOS course code080118A
VTAC Codes1400415361 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D364
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

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

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Career opportunities

Deakin graduates are highly regarded and are readily accepted into the architecture and built environment industry. This combined course facilitates your entry into private architectural firms or government organisations, as well as property development companies, building companies and large manufacturing firms. You may also start your own practice.

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

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

How to apply

Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016

To see if this course is taking applications, check our Trimester 3 webpage. Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017

Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.

Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application

If you are:

  • not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
  • applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.

a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

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.