RMIT University

Bachelor of Architectural Design

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

Learn in an environment that is similar to a cutting-edge architectural design firm. Through your core and elective subjects, you'll have the opportunity to focus on your drawing, 2D and 3D design skills, and will be surrounded by like-minded creatives. You'll combine both experimental and speculative design with practical projects, and engage with real-life industry projects to expand your knowledge and help you discover innovative approaches to problem solving. Learning from internationally-recognised and award-winning architects alongside visiting national and international experts, consultants and specialists, you will explore the core skills required of an architect and architectural designer. As a student, you will be immersed in new ideas and perspectives that will develop your design and communication skills.


Total Credit Points: 288


  • Architectural design

Standard entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).


Graduates need to complete the Master of Architecture in order to be professionally recognised as an architect. Completion of the Master of Architecture will allow you, following two years professional experience, to sit the Architects Registration Board examination and register as an architect in Australia.

Study pathways

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years (three semesters). A grade point average (GPA) of 4 (80-100-HD) or greater achieved in final year will guarantee a place in the Bachelor of Architectural Design, while those students with a GPA of less than 4 will be granted an interview. The Bachelor of Architectural Design provides a pathway into the Master of Architecture, and is also portable into professional programs in architecture with a similar structure agreement. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater will guarantee a place in the Master of Architecture, while those students with a GPA of less than 2.5 may apply for a place in the Master of Architecture.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City Domestic: $123,840
International: $144,000
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Graduates will be employed by architecture, design and building practices in the private and public domain. In small to medium-sized practices, graduates will be engaged in a broad range of practice activities, from design to project management. Large architectural firms often encompass a number of disciplines and have offices or projects occurring overseas.

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