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  • Objectives
    This program produces graduates capable of designing, documenting and administering the contract for construction of residential and all classes of commercial buildings. Students should note prerequisite requirements and course availability (in this handbook) when planning their study program. Courses are offered annually. It is suggested that courses be studied in the sequence shown in the recommended study schedule. The individual's workload may be varied to balance work and family commitments. If assistance is required, contact the Program Coordinator. Students should actively seek employment in the building industry. Prospective students should note that exemptions from courses within the program may be given where their previous study at AQF certificate 4 level or higher fully meets the learning outcomes of a course. The Faculty has established sets of exemptions for holders of selected TAFE qualifications.
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic students - Prerequisites: nil; Recommended study - English, science subjects and Maths B
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Building Design
  • Course description

    About Building Design

    Building designers are able to design, document and administer the contract for construction of buildings ranging from family homes to multi-storey commercial buildings.

    Studies  incorporate the development of design and documentation skills; understanding of construction; structures, building materials and services, regulatory controls, law,  professional practice and communication. Principles of sustainability are integrated throughout the program.

    CQUnversity's built environment fields of study are designed with students' needs in mind. Offered exclusively by distance education mode, the program is completed part-time while you are working or seeking employment in the industry.


    Career Opportunities

    Building designers provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings and work for design, architectural, planning, building or engineering firms, government departments, and corporations with a large building portfolio.

    Successful completion of this award satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design - Open Licence issued by the Building Services Authority, Queensland.


    Program Structure
    To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 24 courses/144 units of credit as outlined below:

        * 8 compulsory courses (Level 1);
        * 8 compulsory courses (Level 2); and
        * 8 compulsory courses (Level 3)

    Course Code      Course Name

    Level 1 - 8 compulsory courses
    BLAR11032     Structural Forms & Analysis
    BLAR11033     Building Materials 1
    BLAR11039     Building Law & Regulations
    BLAR11043     Building Systems and Services 1
    BLAR11045     Built Environment 1
    BLAR11048     Construction 2
    BLCN11033     Construction 1
    COMM11003    Professional and Technical Communication

    Level 2 - 8 compulsory courses
    BLAR12054     Structural Design Processes
    BLAR12034     Building Legislation 1
    BLAR12036     Building Design 1
    BLAR12038     Building Industry Contracts
    BLAR12041     Building Materials 2
    BLAR12050     Contract Documentation
    BLAR12052     Geotechnical Studies
    BLAR12053     Professional Practice

    Level 3 - 8 compulsory courses
    BLAR13035     Building Contract Administration
    BLAR13037     Building Design 2
    BLAR13042     Building Sector Management
    BLAR13044     Building Systems and Services 2
    BLAR13046     Built Environment 2
    BLAR13047     Construction Economics 1
    BLAR13049     Construction 3
    BLAR13051     Design Documentation

    Students may exit with an Associate Degree of Building Design after completing all the courses associated with the CU63 program.

    Recommended study schedule
    By following the recommended study schedule, students will address required course prerequisite units. Minor variations may occur due to credit transfers granted and work and family commitments.
    Course Code     Course Name

    Year 1 - T1
    BLAR11033     Building Materials 1
    BLCN11033     Construction 1

    Year 1 - T2
    BLAR11045     Built Environment 1
    COMM11003     Professional and Technical Communication

    Year 1 - T3
    BLAR11039     Building Law & Regulations

    Year 2 - T1
    BLAR11032     Structural Forms & Analysis
    BLAR12034     Building Legislation 1

    Year 2 - T2
    BLAR11043     Building Systems and Services 1
    BLAR11048     Construction 2

    Year 2 - T3
    BLAR12036     Building Design 1

    Year 3 - T1
    BLAR12052     Geotechnical Studies
    BLAR12053     Professional Practice

    Year 3 - T2
    BLAR12050     Contract Documentation
    BLAR12054     Structural Design Processes

    Year 3 - T3
    BLAR12041     Building Materials 2

    Year 4 - T1
    BLAR12038     Building Industry Contracts
    BLAR13049     Construction 3

    Year 4 - T2
    BLAR13035     Building Contract Administration
    BLAR13051     Design Documentation

    Year 4 - T3
    BLAR13042     Building Sector Management

    Year 5 - T1
    BLAR13044     Building Systems and Services 2
    BLAR13047     Construction Economics 1

    Year 5 - T2
    BLAR13046     Built Environment 2

    Year 5 - T3
    BLAR13037     Building Design 2

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