Bachelor of Architectural Technology

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Campus

The Gordon – East Geelong Campus/Deakin University – Waterfront (Geelong)

Cloud (online)No
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

CRICOS course code081313A
LevelUndergraduate
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code S304
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

(Students commence this course at The Gordon in East Geelong and then complete the requirements of the course at Deakin University‘s Waterfront (Geelong))

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Architectural Technology is a unique offering from Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment and The Gordon’s Advanced Design and Building department.

The course is designed to provide you with practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. Your studies at The Gordon will provide you with a combination of theory and hands-on skills, including field trips and your final year at Deakin will enhance your studies with a focus on theoretical learning. This blend of knowledge will help you, as a graduate, play a pivotal role in the construction phase of project delivery in collaboration with other professional disciplines in the built environment sector.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Architectural Technology, you will be a professionally qualified architectural technologist. You will have developed diverse and practical skills, giving you the capability to be involved in commercial, industrial or domestic projects covering the full scope of construction, from new work, renovations and alterations to fit out, refurbishment and retrofit.

This is a 24-credit-point course studied concurrently through Deakin and The Gordon in East Geelong. Ten credit points of university studies are undertaken at Deakin concurrently with the equivalent of 14 credit points at The Gordon. You will commence your first year studies at The Gordon in February. Under normal, full-time progression, second year studies are undertaken concurrently at The Gordon and Deakin, and third year studies are undertaken at Deakin. As the course is delivered by two institutions, start and end dates for study periods will vary. Please expect classes to commence early February.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this programme meet the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) requirements for Associate membership.

Fees and charges

Fees for the three year Program will be administered under the following arrangements:

  • In the first year

- The Gordon will invoice students for the annual course fee for the Gordon Units (the fee will include the costs of excursions, materials and equipment required by students in the Gordon Units);

- No fee is payable to Deakin University

  • In the second year, The Gordon will invoice students for The Gordon Units taken and Deakin will invoice students for the Deakin Units taken.
  • In the third year, Deakin will invoice students for the Deakin Units.

Career opportunities

Architectural technology is an expanding field in Australia with an established profile internationally. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Architectural Technology, you may find challenging and exciting career opportunities nationally and overseas, including in architectural practices, property development companies, domestic and commercial design and construction organisations and allied fields, as well as with industry associations and government authorities.

You could also find career opportunities in research, manufacturing, academia and government ministerial departments.

Course rules

The course comprises 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • equivalent of 14 credit points from units undertaken at The Gordon’s East Geelong Campus;
  • equivalent of 10 credit points from units undertaken at Deakin University including:

Note: you must complete the requirements of The Gordon component within years one and two of enrolment while completing 2 credit points of study at Deakin in the second year as a campus student. You will complete a further 8 credit points of study as a campus student at Deakin in your third year of study.

Course structure

Year 1

Semester 1 (The Gordon)

BSBPMG415A  

Apply project risk management techniques (40 hrs)^

CPCCBC5006A  

Apply site surveys and set‐out procedures to medium rise building projects (110 hrs)^

CPCCBC5004A  

Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials (60 hrs^)

VU21599          

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (50 hrs)^

VU21597          

Produce working drawings for residential buildings (90 hrs)^

VU21600          

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (70 hrs)^

CPCCBC4010A  

Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions (80 hrs)^

CPCCBC5001B  

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects (100 hrs)^

Semester 2 (The Gordon and Deakin)

CPCCBC4004A  

Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (60 hrs)^

VU21593          

Design sustainable buildings (50 hrs)^

VU21601          

Present architectural designs (60 hrs)^

VU21599          

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (50 hrs)^

VU21596          

Produce working drawings for residential buildings (90 hrs)^

VU21600          

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (70 hrs)^

CPCCBC4010A  

Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions (80 hrs)^

CPCCBC4013A  

Prepare and evaluate tender documentation (20 hrs)^

CPCCBC5003A  

Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work (200 hrs)^

CPCCBC4003A  

Select and prepare a construction contract

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 cp)

 

Year 2

Semester/Trimester 1 (The Gordon and Deakin)

CPCCBC5018A  

Apply structural principles to the
construction of medium rise buildings (150 hrs)^

VU21599          

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (50 hrs)^

VU21601          

Present architectural designs (30 hrs)^

VU21600          

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (50 hrs)^

VU21592          

Design safe buildings (40 hrs)^

CPCCBC5001B  

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects (100 hrs)^

VU21593          

Design sustainable buildings (40 hrs)^

SRM281Project Management 2

Semester/Trimester 2 (The Gordon and Deakin)

CPCCBC50018A

Apply structural principles to the
construction of medium rise buildings (150 hrs)^

VU21599          

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (50 hrs^)

VU21601          

Present architectural designs (30 hrs)^

VU21600          

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (50 hrs)^

VU21597          

Produce working drawings for commercial buildings (180 hrs)^

CPCCBC5009A  

Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects (140 hrs)^

CPCCBC5002A  

Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects (60 hrs)^

SRM261Contract Administration 2

 

Year 3 (Deakin)

Trimester 1

SRD263Studio 03: Earthscapes

SRC362Project Documentation

SRT358Building Environmental Services

Plus one SR-coded elective

Trimester 2

SRM381Project Management 3

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

SRA341The City

^ Requirements for this unit are completed at The Gordon Institute of TAFE


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
 

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