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Bachelor of Architectural Technology
The Gordon (East Geelong Campus) and Deakin University (Geelong Waterfront Campus)
New in 2013, the Bachelor of Architectural Technology is a unique offering from Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Building, in partnership with The Gordon’s Advanced Design and Building Department.
The course is made up of three years of full-time study - the first two years primarily at The Gordon and the final year completed at Deakin. Upon completion, students are conferred with the degree from Deakin University.
As a graduate of this course, 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.
Architectural technology is a highly regarded profession in the construction industry in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe and architectural technologists play a major role on construction projects in these regions. With career opportunities opening up in Australia for this expanding discipline, and international opportunities already available, the Bachelor of Architectural Technology can provide graduates with an exciting career path into this evolving field.
The Bachelor of Architectural Technology is a highly specialised course, designed to provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge needed to become a sought-after industry professional. It draws on the established strength of both Deakin and The Gordon in the delivery of built environment education.
The course has been designed to provide a connection between traditional architecture (design) and project management (outcomes). This connection can enhance the lifecycle of a project and encompasses areas such as project inception, project planning, design process, contract management and professional practice. As a qualified architectural technologist you could find yourself managing projects of varied complexities from inception to completion, including contract administration.
The course focuses on the technological aspects of architectural practice. There is an emphasis on real, practical application centred on project management. The key units of study will provide graduates with specialist skills in the science and technology of architecture, building design and construction.
The Bachelor of Architectural Technology is designed to provide you with practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. Your studies at The Gordon will provide you with hands-on practical skills - including field trips - and generic theoretical study. Your final year with 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.
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.
Examples of activities that may be undertaken by architectural technologists include:
For complete information on the course and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
Please note: this course is not currently available to international students.
Contact us at the School of Architecture and Built Environment