Top 1% worldwide for architecture and built environment


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian university for educational experience


Industry experts shape every Deakin course


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#1 Victorian university for facilities and resources


Find an architecture degree

Shape your future with our innovative and industry-designed architecture degrees. Learn from award-winning teachers while immersing yourself in Deakin's world-class 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.

Looking for an architecture degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Our architecture students gain a competitive edge with our unique multidisciplinary approach to learning. You will stand out to employers with your well-rounded skillset and industry experience.

Multidisciplinary learning

Set yourself apart with our unique approach to learning. Just like in the real world, our architecture students work closely with construction management students and develop an invaluable understanding of both disciplines.

Practical, hands-on experience

Deakin architecture graduates are highly employable because they have an excellent mix of applied and theory-based learning. As an architecture student you will be hands-on from day one, building the skills and confidence you need for a successful career.

Professional recognition

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 the 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.

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

Top professional roles in architecture

Roles for architects are projected to grow by more than 16.8% by 2026, according to the Australian Government employment projections.

Potential roles within the industry include:

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

Top 1% worldwide for architecture and built environment

Study with the best. Deakin is ranked in the top 1% for architecture and built environment globally. This rating highlights our world-class facilities, research impact and academic and employer reputation.

The most rewarding part of my course is the studio units, 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

World-class teaching

Learn from award-winning teachers who are still engaged in the architecture and design industry, as well as leaders in their fields.

State-of-the-art facilities

The interdisciplinary a+b studio and workshop provides students with access to state-of-the-art technology, materials and processes. Our workshop is fully equipped with advanced tools and machinery, including 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC routers.

Unique learning experiences

Immerse yourself in our inspiring architectural facilities at the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Our unique open-space studio encourages students to develop their creativity through collaboration with other students.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


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

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