Architecture and construction management

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You'll explore innovative ideas, design and technology in a cutting-edge and creative environment with our globally recognised architecture and construction management courses.

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Be the architect of your career

How do you design a building that commands the city skyline while remaining carbon neutral? And what’s the key to coordinating a construction project on a tight budget? Our architecture and construction management courses teach you to find creative solutions to these questions and more. From day one you'll be drawing and building models through to digital design and communication. Best of all, you’ll be guided by passionate teachers who empower you to turn your big ideas into the homes, buildings and cities of the future.

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Studies to inspire and create

Learn from our award winning lecturers, teaching from a unique and innovative course. Plus, use cutting-edge facilities in an inspiring, heritage listed, award-winning building. Graduate ready for work, or set to take on a higher degree by research.

Teaching excellence

Many of our prize-winning lecturers have developed innovative teaching models specific to architecture and construction management education. Learning from the best will give you an opportunity to gain an education that sets you apart from other graduates.

Integrated studies

Our architecture students work closely with our construction management students, gaining a unique understanding of both disciplines. These insights into each other’s work are invaluable when our students graduate, and begin to communicate, liaise and work together in the fields of construction and architecture.

Research with us

Many of our staff are active researchers, publish widely and have extensive industry connections. Integral Design Futures (IDF) is our holistic interdisciplinary research framework, which seeks to address issues facing the built environment from multiple viewpoints.

Innovative facilities

Be inspired by your study environment every day. Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus has won three Australian Institute of Architects awards. Our contemporary A+B Studio offers access to a variety of digital and analogue tools so you can experiment with technology, materials and processes.

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Your study experience

Study architecture and construction management at Deakin University

Follow two students as they reveal their passion for architecture and construction management, the inspiring and cutting-edge Geelong Waterfront Campus, and the benefits of the unique combined degree.

Discover why our students love studying in Geelong

Study architecture and construction management in Geelong's inspiring coastal location. Immerse yourself in a UNESCO city of design, with renowned lecturers, cutting-edge facilities and innovative architecture.

Architecture and construction management facilities

Discover our contemporary and inspiring architecture and construction management facilities located at our award-winning Waterfront Campus in the heart of Geelong, set alongside Corio Bay.

Student recognition opportunities

We acknowledge our outstanding students and their contribution to Deakin. We have a range of monetary prizes, placement opportunities and gift vouchers at the School of Architecture and Built Environment’s annual awards night.

Our annual exhibition, PaperSpace, is a platform for our students' best work, and is open to the general public.

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Travelling to Indonesia on a design study tour has been the highlight of my time at Deakin.

Aspin Campbell

Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Learn more about Aspin's experiences

'I chose as part of my studies to do a study tour to Indonesia where students engage in an intensive design studio with international students at an international university.

The teaching staff within the school come from diverse backgrounds both architecturally and culturally. Learning about the differences within the field and the opportunities available to students overseas as well as within Australia further enhances our experience. I have had countless positive experiences with staff at Deakin. The effort and care some staff put into their subjects, but also relationships with their students is incredible.

As much as I detest the word, studying architecture is a 'journey' and you learn a lot about who you are as a designer but also who you are as a person. My architectural studies have forced me to question what I believe in, my ethical position, what jobs I may or may not be willing to work on in the future, what my motivations are behind studying and engaging with the field, and where I want my relationship with architecture to take me.'

*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
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^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)