Bachelor of Architectural Technology

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Architectural Technology

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

CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$8,768* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Deakin University

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Tel 03 5227 8301

The Gordon

Mr Wayne Ketchen,

Advanced Design and Building Department

Tel 03 5225 0465

CRICOS course code081313A
VTAC Codes1400416101 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code S304

(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.

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:

SRA010Safety Induction Program

SRM281Project Management 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRC362Project Documentation

SRT358Building Environmental Services

SRD264Studio 04: Publicscapes

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

SRR311Built Environment Research Project

Plus two level 3 electives

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.

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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information

Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.


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.

How to apply

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) mode study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


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