Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Design (Architecture)|
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||$8,901 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|VTAC Codes||1400415021 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|CRICOS course code||001835D|
|Deakin course code||S342|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
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.
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
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
Full-fee paying (FFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.
Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
Fee information for all domestic students
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
As a graduate of this course you may be employed in private architectural practices, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design.
To complete the Bachelor of Design (Architecture), students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The 24 credit points include 19 core (compulsory) units (some core units are worth 2 credit points) and 2 elective units.
Year 1 - Trimester 1
|SRA143||Art and Society|
|SRC163||Graphic and Coded Communication 1|
|SRD163||Studio 01: Thoughtscapes|
|SRT153||Building Materials Science|
|SRA010||Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
Year 1 - Trimester 2
|SRC221||Computer Aided Modelling|
|SRD164||Studio 02: Matterscapes (2 credit points)|
|SRT151||Construction and Structures 1|
Year 2 - Trimester 1
|SRA215||Utopian Ideals in the Modern World|
|SRD263||Studio 03: Earthscapes|
|SRT251||Construction and Structures 2|
plus one elective unit
Year 2 - Trimester 2
|SRD264||Studio 04: Publicscapes (2 credit points)|
|SRT257||Building Environmental Studies 1|
Year 3 - Trimester 1
|SRD363||Studio 05: Hybridscapes|
|SRT358||Building Environmental Services|
Plus one unit from:
Year 3 - Trimester 2
|SRD364||Superstudio (2 credit points)|
|SRT351||Construction and Structures 3|
plus one elective unit
Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).
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.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au
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
This course is taking applications to start studying in March. Apply through the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. If you need more information, check our Trimester 1 website.
For Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 intakes, register your interest with us now.