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

Get work-ready

Take advantage of Deakin's world-class facilities – including an architecture workshop and flexible studio space – 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 you’ll graduate ready to enter the workplace with the skills and confidence you need.


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.

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 practical experience you gain during your studies will see you graduate industry ready. 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.

Being the only degree of its kind in Australia attracted me to choosing this course. It will open up so many possibilities post study to progress my career.

Benjamin McKenzie

Bachelor of Architecture and Construction Management


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.

Learn with the best

We are ranked one of the top 1% of universities globally for architecture and built environment subjects.* Our leading architecture programs will help you gain the skills you need to transform your ideas into a rewarding career.

Our facilities

Study at an award-winning and architecturally significant former Woolstores building overlooking Corio Bay, and experience our modern, well-equipped workshop, a flexible studio space and the A+B Gallery.

Discover our facilities

Your study experience

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.

Architecture and construction management facilities

Discover our contemporary and inspiring architecture and construction management facilities located at our award-winning Waterfront Campus in the heart of Geelong, set alongside Corio Bay.

Student showcase

Take the time to check out our Paper Space Exhibition – an annual expo featuring outstanding undergraduate and master's degree student work.

Find out more about our PaperSpace Exhibition

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


*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022