Architecture

Discipline

Explore the design of our physical environments, from residential and cultural through to commercial and industrial. You'll study real-world projects to develop your ability to generate, analyse, and communicate innovate ideas.

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Get work-ready

Take advantage of Deakin's world-class facilities – including an architecture workshop and 24-hour studio – to prepare yourself for modern professional practice in this diverse field. You'll explore smart, sustainable, innovative design in a mixture of theory and practical learning – whether you're developing models, exploring urban ecologies or studying construction management. Our courses allow you to 'learn by doing' from day one, so upon graduation you can enter the workplace with the skills and confidence you need.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

Deakin architecture graduates have worked in China, Dubai, Oslo, Berlin, Malaysia, America, the UK and the Middle East. Organisations that have employed graduates include Denton Corker Marshall, Elenberg Fraser Architects, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects and REDSTUDIO.

Potential roles within the industry include:

  • 3D architectural modeller
  • architectural consultant or designer
  • building designer
  • building project manager
  • design coordinator
  • quantity surveyor
  • structural drafter.

Gain the skills and experience employers want

The industry will appreciate your practical experience upon graduation. You’ll also collaborate with construction management students during your course through our unique integrated learning approach – just as you will in the real-world – making you an invaluable candidate for employment.

I really enjoyed all design studios as they allowed us to explore problem solving creatively both in individual and team scenarios.

George Meek

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Learn more from George

'I've always been fascinated with the built environment and the ways in which buildings help shape the ways we live our lives. As such, pursuing a career which allows me to be directly involved in such a process has always been an exciting prospect to me.

Being able to complete a double bachelors degree in both Architecture and Construction Management at Deakin was something I found particularly attractive. Deakin is the only university that I am aware of that offered a double degree in Architecture and Construction Management. This made the decision an easy one. It allowed me to diversify my learning in a way that encouraged us to explore how one might design a piece of architecture, whilst also learning about implementing processes to see how it would be built.

Having given me the resources, information and opportunities to empower myself, Deakin has taught me to challenge and question what surrounds us in our everyday lives. An attribute which I hope to hold close to me as I further my career in Architecture / Construction Management.'

Accreditation

Our Bachelor of Design (Architecture) is accredited within Australia by the Australian Institute of Architects, Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARVB) and Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) when it is followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture coursework program.

Our Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) combined degree offers accreditation for the architecture component by Australian Institute of Architects, Architects Registration Board of Victoria and Architects Accreditation Council of Australia when it is followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture (Design Management) coursework program.

Study architecture and construction management at Deakin

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.

Research with us

The School of Architecture and Built Environment operates an interdisciplinary research program. Our staff are active researchers who work with built professions and governments, and on consultancy-based projects. This direct connection gives you the opportunity to be involved, have a rewarding experience, and make a difference.

Learn more about researching with us

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Study with the best – architecture at Deakin is ranked top 1% globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).

Showcase your talent at PaperSpace, the annual architecture student work exhibition held at Federation Square, Melbourne.

Our combined architecture and construction management degree is the only one of its kind in Australia.

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