Advanced Diploma of Building Design - Architectural (22268VIC)

Swinburne University of Technology

This course will enable graduates to work for registered building practitioners, architects and other design professionals in related industries.

Entry Requirements:

Entrance requirements vary between providers. Recommended: Suitable literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

Subjects you can Study:

Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process; Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings; Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings; Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings; Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings; Design safe buildings; Design sustainable buildings; Integrate services layout into design documentation; Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings; Produce working drawings for commercial buildings; Select construction materials for building projects; plus more.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wantirna No info Yes 2 years
Wantirna No info Yes Part time
Wantirna No info Yes Full time 1 year
Croydon No info No Full time 2 years
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For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
  • Our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than any other university. 
  • Our engineering students design, build and race their own Formula SAE car and showcase it at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Our information technology students create live network systems in our three state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs.
  • Our design school is in the Top 40 worldwide (2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject) and our students collaborate with universities in Finland, China and Chile on projects in the Swinburne Design Factory.
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Beyond that, we prioritise your learning experience above all else. Swinburne was ranked in the top three in Victoria for student satisfaction, outstripping the national average (QILT Student Experience Survey 2016). 

With that goal in mind, we recently launched the Bachelor of Engineering Practice – Australia’s first engineering degree that uses project-based learning, while eliminating lectures and exams. And that’s just for a start.

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