International students

Explore innovative ideas, design and technology and pursue your passion for architecture at Deakin, ranked in the top 1% worldwide for architecture and built environment.*


Top 1% worldwide for architecture and built environment


Victoria's #1 university for educational experience


#1 university career service in Australia


Architecture courses accredited and internationally recognised


Top 1% of universities worldwide


Victoria's #1 university for teaching quality


Victoria's #1 university for student support


#1 Victorian university for student satisfaction


Gain a unique learning experience

Study in Geelong, a UNESCO City of Design. A culture of creativity and innovation strengthens this engaging community and enhances your learning experience.

Deakin’s School of Architecture and Built Environment is located in an award-winning and architecturally significant former Woolstores building, right on the Geelong foreshore.

Experience state-of-the-art facilities

Our inspiring learning space has won three prestigious Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) awards for design excellence. The a+b studio and workshop provides a place to collaborate, design and build models, and experiment with technology, materials and processes. The workshop is fully equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers and traditional tools and machinery.

Learn more about our facilities


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 (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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Gain an industry advantage

Employers seek out Deakin architecture graduates because they are multi-skilled and have an excellent mix of hands-on practice and theory, with integrated studies in technology and building management. Our unique multidisciplinary approach gives you an industry advantage – experience working with construction management students, just like you will in the real world. We have strong industry links that inform our degrees, and you will have a number of opportunities to gain valuable work experience during your studies.

The most rewarding part of my course is the studio units is exploring my own design ideas and receiving critical feedback from experienced tutors. Deakin's tutors provide a lot of room for individual creativity and encourage students to think outside the box.

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Master of Architecture

Do you want to register as an architect?

Completing the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) followed by the Master of Architecture gives you an accredited academic qualification. You will then need to complete an additional two years of work experience under the supervision of a registered architect to present for registration with the ARBV and the AIA.

Visit the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) to find out more

Gain industry accreditation

Deakin’s Bachelor of Design (Architecture)^ and Master of Architecture are accredited within Australia by the:

  • Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV)
  • Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA).

Both degrees are also recognised by the Board of Architects Malaysia (Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia).

Fleetwood Challenge Cup success for Deakin

Deakin’s team of international architecture and construction management students took out second place in a cross-faculty design competition.

Architecture and construction management 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.

Study architecture and construction management at Deakin University

Explore innovative ideas, design and technology in a cutting-edge and creative environment with Deakin University's globally recognised architecture and construction management courses.

Architecture and construction management facilities

Explore Deakin University's architecture and construction management facilities at our award-winning Geelong Waterfront campus.

How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.

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^When followed by successful completion of an accredited Master of Architecture