Bachelor of Design - Architecture / Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This combined course provides you with an internationally recognised qualification in construction management and a complementary understanding of architecture and design - making it ideal for those interested in a career across the diverse opportunities within the built environment industry. Articulation to further postgraduate study provides an accredited qualification towards professional registration as an architect. Employers are increasingly looking for multi-skilled graduates with the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to tackle complex projects head-on. Deakin's combined course in design (architecture) and construction management takes an innovative, integrated approach to multidisciplinary education. You'll explore studies in building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation, quantity surveying, building practice, design studio and architectural history and theory. Clever sustainable design is in high demand all around the world, and today more than ever, architects need to know how to design great buildings that are also economically and environmentally viable. The design (architecture) component of this course comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and has been developed with a global perspective in mind. You'll get a chance to develop your design and communication skills, with a focus on innovation and sustainability.The construction management component is professionally accredited by industry. You'll learn about the management of small to large projects requiring broad knowledge across construction technology and processes, resource management, law, information technology, environmental management and construction economics. Following successful completion of this course, graduates can apply for entry to Deakin's Master of Architecture (Design Management).


40 credit points over 5 years. The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) component of this course may be taken as an accelerated program. By taking selected units in Trimester 3 the course can be completed in four years instead of five.


  • Architecture
  • Construction management

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL


Graduates of this course will qualify for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The architecture stream of this combined course is accredited (within Australia) by the 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 (Design Management), S701. The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) component of this combined course is also recognised internationally by the Board of Architects Malaysia.

Further information

Deakin graduates are highly regarded and are readily accepted into the architecture and built environment industry. This combined course facilitates entry into private architectural firms or government organisations, including property development companies, building companies and large manufacturing firms. Students may also start their own practice.

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