Discover the architecture or construction management course for you
Build the foundations for a successful career in our architecture or construction management courses. You’ll be guided by passionate teachers who empower you to turn your big ideas into the homes, buildings and cities of the future.
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.
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.
Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction*
You can confidently choose Deakin. Our industry-recognised architecture and construction management courses are hands-on from day one, helping you gain a competitive advantage with practical skills and real-world expertise.
Disciplines within architecture and construction management
Do you want to ensure your architecture or construction management degree will make you work-ready?
Our architecture and construction management courses are designed to enhance the understanding of both disciplines. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom into action in a professional work environment.
At Deakin, our architecture students work closely with construction management students, gaining invaluable insight and understanding of both disciplines. This unique learning approach helps our graduates stand-out to future employers.
Strong industry connections
Our courses have strong industry links, including field trips, site visits and guest lectures from industry experts. This means you gain valuable work experience while building professional networks to ensure you graduate work-ready.
Top professional roles in architecture and construction management
Architecture and construction management roles are projected to grow by more than 10% by 2026, according to the Australian Government employment projections.
- 35,900 new jobs for architects.
- 11,900 new jobs for project managers.
- 10,200 new jobs for construction managers.
Your Deakin qualifications are recognised nationally by industry through course accreditations. All our courses are regularly examined by key professional groups, including:
- Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
- Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
- Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
- Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)
- Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV)
- Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Our Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and Master of Architecture are also recognised internationally, for example, by the Board of Architects Malaysia. Through these courses, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific industry placement, so you can gain on-the-job training.
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 Deakin’s world-class facilities, research impact and academic and employer reputation.
I wanted to explore and experiment with all stages and aspects of the construction process from both a practical and creative sense. We get to understand the design from conception to completion, as well as the processes involved in completing these projects.
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/ Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) graduate
World-class teaching experiences
Learn from award-winning teachers in state-of-the-art facilities with the latest technology and equipment.
Study in award-winning facilities
Our inspiring learning space is equipped with cutting-edge equipment allowing students to design and build models using the latest technology, materials and processes.
Our award-winning lecturers have developed innovative teaching models for architecture and construction management education. Learn from the best and set yourself apart from other graduates.
Gain professional recognition
Our architecture and construction management courses are accredited and recognised nationally. Graduate with confidence knowing your qualification is recognised by industry bodies and employers.
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*Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2022, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
^QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
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Got a question about our architecture or construction management courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.
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