Bachelor of Building Design

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

The Bachelor of Building Design program combines the creative practices of an architectural design studio with the cultural, social, technical and sustainable issues that are associated with the built environment. As a student in the new Bachelor of Building Design, students will use innovative processes to solve problems creatively, and determine solutions for a better future. Modern computer labs, design studios, site visits and interaction with industry practitioners will take students into 'real life' situations with industry briefs. The Bachelor of Building Design program aims to inspire and exercise students in a wide and diverse range of experiences so as to develop an independent and creative approach to building design. In this three-year degree, students will study and develop skills in building design (architectural), building legislation and auditing, building codes, environmentally sustainable construction techniques and materials, building services, professional practice and communication to prepare them as a confident and capable building industry professional. Students will also take classes alongside students from building design, construction management, building surveying and engineering programs. By studying in multidisciplinary teams in a studio-based learning environment students will work with allied professions in the building industry right from the beginning of their studies.


  • 288 credit points. 8 First Year Core units
  • 16 Professional Core units and Capstone units.


  • Building design

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). Successful completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis. Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in any other English.


Australian Institute of Building

Study pathways

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Footscray Park International: $92,700 No

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