Deakin University

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

Deakin University

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

Deakin’s Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) is a unique course that combines studies in key aspects of the built environment.Explore architectural ideas and design approaches at the same time as learning how to manage construction projects, no matter their scale or scope. Gain in-depth knowledge and skills in architecture, design, construction and project management, while exploring your options for a diverse career in the built environment industry.With an emphasis on practical learning, you’ll gain plenty of hands-on experience with opportunities for industry placements and involvement in real-world projects. Develop creative process and practical skills by exploring design, drawing, digital fabrications, measuring, estimating, project management and construction knowledge. Graduate workplace-ready with opportunities for site visits, international study tours and exchanges.


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

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.Personal statementApplicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course.


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.

Study pathways

Alternative exits: Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours); Bachelor of Design (Architecture)Further study: Master of Architecture; Graduate Certificate of Construction Management; Master of Construction Management (Professional)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront
  • ATAR: 68.95
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

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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