Bachelor of Architectural Design

RMIT University

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

This program helps students to develop an understanding of architecture, while providing them with a diverse set of skills and learning experiences. The Bachelor of Architectural Design is the first step on the path to becoming a design architect. Students will focus on learning the core skills of an architect and architectural designer and intensively develop a broad grounding in design and communication skills. RMIT students continue to achieve at the highest levels and are acknowledged by the architectural profession both nationally and internationally. RMIT architecture students recently won the Cumulus Green Award in Shanghai and the Architecture Australia (AA) Unbuilt Architecture Award.


Design studio makes up half the program each semester. Supporting courses such as technology, communication and history comprise the remainder of the program and give students an understanding of the social and physical contexts of the built environment, as well as teaching them drawing skills.


  • Architectural design

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Prerequisites: Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English, pre-selection kit
  • And portfolio.


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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City International: $109,440 No information available Yes
  • 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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