Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Bond University

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies developed by the Abedian School of Architecture places emphasis on developing students that are experienced in innovative technologies and are adventurous in their creative design. This program recognises the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures in a globalised world where there are modernising threats to traditional cultures, complexities in generating sustainable environments and constant change in technological aspects of modern life. Public engagement is fostered through an annual lecture series that highlights the work and ideas of national and international practitioners and academics; special exhibitions of work; and various forms of publication and dissemination. This degree provides the pathway for a career as a professional architect. Graduates of this program may progress to the Master of Architecture upon application and review of undergraduate performance. Completion of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies does not qualify for automatic entry to the Masters.

Course Fee:

$100,920.00

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent with an OP 12 or ATAR 72.2 Other applicants may be considered for admission on provision of the following: A Portfolio of design work - no more than six A4 pages of your own work, submitted electronically as one PDF document, not exceeding 10MB; the portfolio should contain a variety of work chosen from mediums such as drawing (freehand or mechanical), computer-aided design, painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, digital media, design technology, or crafts; the assessors are looking for creativity, imagination and skill so the portfolio should include evidence that illustrates your ability to think and communicate visually, as well as demonstrating any experience you may have with a range of media and techniques; images should be accompanied with text to explain what is shown. A cover page may be in addition to the prescribed six-page limit.

Structure:

3 core subjects, 6 Integrated Architectural Studio subjects, 9 Architecture subjects and one elective.

Subjects you can Study:

Architectural design studio; Architectural technology; Design communication; History and theory; Philosophy of design

Further information:

The Abedian School of Architecture provides an exceptional learning experience through a collaborative design studio environment - this includes the unique design of the building itself, as well as a 'learning through making' ethos which is supported by a state of the art workshop and fabrication lab, featuring traditional woodworking equipment and a robust digital fabrication and rapid prototyping setup that includes 3d printers, a CNC router, laser cutter, and an industrial robotics lab.

Recognition:

To become a registered architect, students are required to complete both an undergraduate and postgraduate qualification as well as requisite work experience.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00017B

Related Careers:

Architect,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info No Full time 2 years

Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, between the picturesque mountains of the hinterland and some of Australia’s best beaches, the campus is set on a 50-hectare site just an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It features a range of recreational facilities, a lake and iconic buildings, which include on-campus student residences. The university’s practical learning facilities are equally impressive and have been designed to prepare students for the workplace. Students have access to teaching areas such as film and television studios, a psychology clinic, a legal skills centre modelled on the High Court of Australia, industry-standard financial trading facilities, various science laboratories, and clinical skills rooms with hospital-standard equipment for students of health science and medicine disciplines. 

Bond’s undergraduate courses are offered through the Bond Business School, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Society and Design. Each faculty offers single and combined degrees covering a broad range of disciplines and specialties, including interesting pairings such as law with actuarial science, biomedical science or commerce. The university’s undergraduate courses include a compulsory core curriculum, comprising four areas: Critical Thinking and Communication, Leadership and Team Dynamics, Ethical Thought and Action, and Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement. 

Bond University recently launched The Transformer — an Australian-first program aimed at teaching big picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making. This co-curricular program is designed to encourage exploration, enable innovation and enhance entrepreneurial skills.

Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 
Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 

A range of programs and events provides prospective students with insight into university life. Student for a Semester gives high-achieving Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to enrol into a Bond subject, attend lectures and tutorials, and even submit assessments. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted credit towards a Bond undergraduate degree. For students seeking an accessible pathway to study, the Bond University Preparation Program is a two-semester course providing guaranteed entry into a range of undergraduate programs. 

As a private university, Bond charges full fees for its courses. It is also a not-for-profit organisation, which means that 100 per cent of the tuition fees are reinvested into the university. Domestic students may defer their tuition fees through the federal government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Bond emphasises globally focused and industry-specific course content and makes internships available across a number of disciplines, both in Australia and overseas. The university has developed industry relationships through graduate placements, research partnerships and its scholarships, and also encourages global mobility among students. Bond currently has more than 80 university partnerships in 25 countries, allowing students to diversify their academic and cultural experience.

For more information, please visit www.bond.edu.au

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Contact

Office of Future Students
Bond University
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Phone: 1800 074 074 (National)
+61 7 5595 1024 (International)
Facsimile: +61 7 5595 1015
Email: information@bond.edu.au
Website: www.bond.edu.au

CRICOS: 00017B

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