Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for 2015 entry into undergraduate on-campus courses?

What are the pre-requisites?

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English ESL, or 20 in any other English. Some subjects qualify for the middle band process. Please refer to for further information.

What are the ATAR Scores?

  • Please note that ATAR scores vary from year to year. The 2014 ATAR scores were:
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Construction Management | 76.45
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture) |70.05
  • Bachelor of Construction Management | 62.8
  • Bachelor of Architectural Technology | 51.20
  • Global Science and Technology Program 80.00

I'm applying for Architecture as a non-year 12 student. Do I need to supply a design folio?

  • No, a design folio is not required as we recognise that many non-year 12 students apply for our courses from non-architecture related backgrounds. Therefore, to allow for a "level playing field" we do not require portfolios as part of the selection process.
  • Please note that year 12 leavers are also not required to submit a portfolio.

Can you tell me exactly how non-year 12 students would be assessed?

  • The selection process is very straightforward. A non-year 12 student is assessed on their ATAR score (if applicable), any relevant TAFE/tertiary results, relevant work experience.
  • Please make sure that you supply either the original transcripts or certified true copies of any academic results, ATAR score documents etc.

What are the contact hours?

  • Contact hours vary between each course and each year level. Generally, full time students are required on-campus 16 - 20 hours per week.

Is part-time study an option?

  • Part-time study is an option for all undergraduate degrees offered by the School. Please note however that part-time study still involves attending on-campus classes at the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Can the Architecture & Built Environment courses be studied off-campus or by distance education?

  • No, the undergraduate degrees offered by the school are available on-campus at the Geelong Waterfront Campus. While a small number of units can be taken in the off-campus or on-line modes, the vast majority of units are on-campus at the campus of offer.

Is there on-campus accommodation?

  • Student accommodation is available at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. Please visit for more information. The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) also provides support services for students wishing to find private accommodation closer to the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Do many students from Melbourne study at the Geelong Waterfront Campus?

  • Yes, a large proportion of Architecture and Built Environment students live in Melbourne. The Geelong train station is only a brief walk away from the Geelong Waterfront Campus, and close proximity to the M1 Freeway makes the Geelong Waterfront Campus easily accessible by car. There are car parking facilities close to the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

What are the course fees?

  • Information on Deakin course fees can be found at
  • For further information on HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP, please refer to the Commonwealth Government's "Going To Uni" website.

Does Architecture and Built Environment allow for overseas exchanges?

  • The School of Architecture and Built Environment is proud to have exchange agreements in place with a number of leading universities worldwide. Recently, Architecture & Built Environment students completed exchanges in the U.S.A., Sweden, Finland, Canada, England, Germany, China, Italy and Mexico.

Who recognises and accredits your courses?

Who can I contact for further information?

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