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
|CRICOS course code||001835D|
|VTAC Codes||1400415021 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|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
- Work experience
With a focus on innovation and sustainability, the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) develops your skills in the creation of meaningful and sustainable designs for real-world application, at the same time preparing you for further study in your pursuit of a career in professional architecture. The course comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and is designed with a global perspective in mind.
You’ll gain practical experience from day one – studying the real-life projects of professional architects, developing your skills in drawing, digital design and communication, and building scale models of your designs.
You will also explore architectural ideas, history, philosophy; building science; fabrication techniques; computer-aided modelling, construction methodologies and the role of sustainability in contemporary architecture.
This course provides the ideal pathway for application to Deakin’s Master of Architecture for those interested in seeking employment as a qualified architect. Graduates are also well-prepared for employment in private architectural practice, with government organisations or private companies in property development, building and design.
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
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 place
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 Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or the full fee paying annual indicative course fee shown in the table above 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 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.
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 fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about 2016 fees.
Study Load and unit fee
Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. You can find the unit fee, credit point and EFTSL value for each unit by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, 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
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
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.
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific industry placement as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/students/wil.