School of Architecture and Built Environment

Create beautiful, meaningful and sustainable environments

Learn, innovate and design with experienced and accessible lecturers in cutting‑edge facilities. Whether you're passionate about building design and city planning, managing construction projects or creating ecologically responsive places – our courses have something for you.

Your future in architecture, construction and property

Using principles from art, design, technology and environmental science, our courses give you the skills and expertise to find creative solutions and create innovative and sustainable environments. Be inspired by our award-winning staff and benefit from their industry-based learning models.

Whether you’re starting out at uni or looking to advance your career, find a degree that suits your interests, strengths and career goals. Choose your specialisation and join a university in the world’s top 1%.*

Study with us

Learn in advanced facilities

Learn in advanced facilities

Housed in an award-winning and architecturally significant former Woolstores building overlooking Corio Bay, staff and students alike get to experience our modern, well-equipped workshop, a studio space with 24-hour access and the A+B Gallery.

Meet our school staff

Our staff are active researchers and consultants who work with professionals in the public and private sectors. Led by Professor Sarah McGann, you’ll learn from the best. Feel empowered to turn your big ideas into the homes, buildings and cities of the future, and gain real-world experience through practical learning and industry-based opportunities.

Find a school staff member

The uni education combined with learning via real-life projects complemented each other and advanced me beyond those who had not gained real work experience. The industry experience also helped me stand out from the rest when applying for graduate positions.

Monique Quinn

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

A career you can count on

As one of Australia’s largest employers, the construction industry is set to grow by 122,600 jobs by 2033, while jobs for architects and landscape architects are projected to grow by 18.6% to 2033.^

Get involved in innovative research

Integral Design Futures is a holistic interdisciplinary research framework that aims to generate outcomes with real-world impact. Integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches, the four quadrants address ecological and sociocultural sustainability, health and wellbeing through the art and science of building.

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Our partnerships

We have strong industry links, which can lead to field trips, site visits and guest lectures from built environment professionals. Gain real-world experience during your studies and form invaluable professional networks that will ensure you graduate confident and work-ready.

Discover architecture and built environment studies at Deakin

Read on for more exciting study stories and career tips, featuring our current students, staff and alumni.

  • Collaborative tiny house project prepares Deakin students for careers in architecture and design
  • Why a career in building and construction management is all about teamwork skills
  • Students experience sustainable construction firsthand

Collaborative tiny house project prepares Deakin students for careers in architecture and design

Deakin architecture and design students got to work with world-first construction technology to build sustainable tiny houses for a local not-for-profit.

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Why a career in building and construction management is all about teamwork skills

Discover what it takes to become a negotiator for building development projects involving councils, investors and contractors.

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Students experience sustainable construction firsthand

This article explores how Deakin property and real estate students are immersing themselves in sustainable construction when they analyse the Bimbimbie Project Cape Paterson.

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*ARWU Rankings 2023, THE World University Rankings 2023, QS World University Rankings 2024
^2023 Employment Projections – for the 10 years to 2033, Jobs and Skills Australia.

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Get in touch if you have any further questions regarding the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

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