The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and is designed with a global perspective. The course places emphasis on real application, allowing you to study architecture from day one. You will explore architectural ideas, history, philosophy, design and communication as well as building science and technology. The course is designed to meet the needs of students who ultimately intend to complete the Master of Architecture and practise architecture, but alternative units may be taken if you wish to pursue a different career direction. Some of the units you will study include Graphic and Coded Communication, Building Materials Science, Architecture Design, Technology Projects, Computer Aided Modelling and Construction and Structures.
This program is accredited by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, when followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture, S700.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
As a graduate of this course you may be employed in private architectural practices, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design.
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) degree, a student must complete at least 24 credit points, of which at least 6 must be at level 3 and no more than 10 must be at level 1. All core units must be completed.
All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.
SRA143 Art and Society
SRC163 Graphic and Coded Communication 1
SRD163 Architecture Design 1A
SRT153 Building Materials Science
SRA010 Safety Induction Program *
*SRA010 - 0 cp safety unit
SRD164 Design Studio 1b Innovation and Digital Applications **
SRT151 Construction and Structures 1
plus one elective unit
SRA215 Utopian Ideals in the Modern World
SRC221 Computer Aided Modelling
SRD263 Architecture Design 2A
SRT251 Construction and Structures 2
SRA216 Australian Perspectives
SRD264 Design Studio 2b Environment and Adaptation **
SRT257 Building Environmental Studies 1
SRC362 Project Documentation
SRD363 Architecture Design 3A
SRT358 Building Environmental Services
plus one elective unit
SRA341 The City
SRD364 Architecture Design 3B
SRT351 Construction and Structures 3
plus one elective unit
** 2 credit points
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Admission requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information
Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.